national environmental policy act Articles

  • Requirements of the national environmental policy act (NEPA), presented at EUEC 2010

    Overview Overview of NEPA law Why growing interest by Power Plant Developers Categories of NEPA projects What is involved in evaluations of each Category of NEPA Review What is NEPA? National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 is the basic national charter for protection of environment triggered by ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Beliefs, Politics, and Environmental Policy

    Introduction Many of us who work on environmental issues have faced the challenge of conveying their importance to nonspecialists. Perhaps we have found ourselves defending the robustness of climate science to a contrarian uncle, or extolling the importance of biodiversity to a dubious aunt. Our relations and friends are often educated people, skilled in their own professions, who have ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Product Market Integration and Environmental Policy Coordination in An International Duopoly

    We analyse the effect of product market integration on environmental policy incentives in an international duopoly, where national policy makers act strategically. If traditional trade policy instruments are not available, environmental policies will typically be determined by the interaction of conflicting policy incentives. Contrary to popular belief, we find that international product market ...


    By Springer

  • Environmental negotiation and policy: the Basel Convention on transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and their disposal

    The Basel Convention was the outcome of negotiations between two primary groups: the industrialized Western countries who stood to benefit from hazardous waste exports and who already had regulations to control waste exports, and the developing countries, who believed they lacked the institutional ability to control such trade on their own terms. It was in this polarized atmosphere that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Understanding what additional insured means in an environmental insurance policy

    Virtually all environmental contractors and consultants require some form of environmental insurance coverage to be able to bid on contracts and to provide their services to the public. It’s important for environmental contractors and consultants to understand their insurance needs and all the terms covered in their policies. Understanding what Additional Insured means with an environmental ...

  • The Waste Minimation National Plan

    Executive Summary The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is committed to making pollution prevention the guiding principle of the Agency's environmental efforts. The 1984 Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the 1990 Pollution Prevention Act set in policy the preference for source reduction over waste management. EPA is reaffirming this commitment. With the release ...


  • The Chemical Safety Improvement Act: An In-Depth Review and Analysis

    In a stunning bipartisan show of support for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that few saw coming, Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (among bipartisan others) introduced on May 22, 2013, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), later designated S. 1009, available online. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • USDA NOP Releases New Policy Memo on Nanotechnology

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) issued on March 24, 2015, a policy memorandum clarifying the status of nanotechnology in organic production and handling under the USDA organic regulations. The memorandum states that NOP has received questions about the use of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A plea for patience and research on surface water connectivity in the U.S. Clean Water Act

    While winter has proven to be one of the coldest and snowiest seasons on record throughout much of the United States, the coming summer could be unseasonably warm in Washington, DC if the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) successfully implements its reinterpretation of one of the nation's proudest environmental regulatory accomplishments, the Clean Water Act (CWA). In 2013, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The Wheels of Integrated Product Policy Grind Slow

    Integrated product policy had an innovative feel when it appeared on the EU's environmental agenda in the late 1990s. But after much in-fighting and business lobbying, the White Paper on IPP issued by the European Commission in June proved disappointingly thin, and unlikely to make any significant impact on the market until the end of the decade at best. 'Fundamental changes in the way societies ...

  • A look back at U.S. climate policy in 2011

    As the year winds down, it’s a good time to take stock of climate policy in the United States. Here’s a quick round up of what happened – or didn’t happen – in 2011. The year began with big questions about what the Obama Administration and states would do to address climate change and clean energy, absent a comprehensive federal climate policy. This year’s ...

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    AUSTRALIA Australia Releases Third Consultation Paper Concerning NICNAS Reform: On April 29, 2016, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on its  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Midwest manufacturing snapshot : energy use and efficiency policies

    The workforce and economies of Midwestern states are more reliant on manufacturing than in any other U.S. region. Like the U.S. as a whole, during the past decade, the Midwest lost one-third of its total manufacturing workforce. With the central focus of state governments on economic development, there is a growing interest in understanding how industrial energy efficiency investments could ...

  • The Information Quality Act: EPA`s 8-Month Report Card

    In late 2000, Representative Joanne Emerson (DMO) sponsored an amendment to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) appropriations bill. This concise amendment, passed with no fanfare and little interest, now has federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), scrambling to put together lengthy and, in some cases, complex guidance that will undergo a detailed and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • By the Numbers: The economic benefits of a national climate action plan

    President Obama’s newly announced National Climate Action Plan will make serious progress on reducing pollution and curbing climate change. But importantly, ...

  • US EPA Announces Final Water Quality Trading Policy

    On January 13, 2003, US EPA released its new National Water Quality Trading Program. This policy calls on states to develop programs for trading water pollution reduction credits, much as has been done with air pollutants for several years. This approach is consistent with the Bush Administration's preference for market-based solutions to environmental issues. Trading is likely to be helpful in ...


    By AECOM

  • State Aims to Modernize Mindsets Along with Trash Policies, Facilities

    By July 1, 2016, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is set to revise the state-wide solid waste management plan to include a strategy to divert, through source reduction, reuse and recycling, 60 percent of solid waste generated in Connecticut after January 1, 2026. That figure is more than double the waste currently diverted from landfills. Doubling the amount of waste ...


    By Blue Sphere Corporation

  • Reforming EU Chemicals Policy: A Triumph of Hope over Experience?

    An eight-week consultation on a draft Regulation which will reform the EU's chemicals policy was launched by the European Commission on 7 May. Heated debate on the costs of the reforms and their impacts on the chemical industry's competitiveness will continue - but will they at least deliver the accelerated risk management which all sides to the debate agree is badly needed? It is not every day ...

  • Climate change, the new industrial policies and the ways out of the crisis

    At its meeting in Stockholm on 20 - 21 Ocotber 2009, the Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) adopted a Resolution on Climate change, new industrial policies and the ways out of the crisis. Weeks before the negotiations in Copenhagen on an international framework on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, we find ourselves confronted by three ...

  • Climate change policy should pass a `human rights test`

    Using the human rights framework to tackle challenging ethical questions can guide climate policy, argues political philosopher Simon Caney. The international community recognises climate change as one of the largest problems facing humanity. But while the impacts are often framed in purely economic terms, ...


    By SciDev.Net

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