pollution regulation Articles

  • Seveso: from pollution to regulation

    The first part of the paper analyses the Seveso accident, which occurred in 1976 in northern Italy. It focuses mainly on sociological and organisational aspects, pointing to the lack of preparation and the improvisation in response from the company and the public authorities. Despite such inadequacies and despite all suffering, community recovery was finally accomplished. Yet, to some extent, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What are the best companies for Zero Liquid Discharge Equipment and Technology?

    With an increasing push for environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are making decisions that lessen their impact on the environment and human health. Changes and implementations are constantly being discussed and met both nationally and internationally to change the way industrial facilities discharge waste, and it is important to know which companies are the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • How Do You Know If An Industrial Facility Needs a Wastewater Treatment System?

    Not properly treating wastewater can potentially harm the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater is being reused). It can also cause a company to incur heavy fines and possible legal action if wastewater is being improperly discharged into a POTW (publicly owned treatment works) or to the environment (usually under a National Pollutant ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Zero Waste Co., Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand - Case Study

    Thailand has a very comprehensive waste management system. Their national disposal plan is organized by the Royal Thai Government, and then distributed among the central government, regional governments, and local governments. Each agency oversees different part of the system. The central government and its ministries set standards and policies and define regulatory regimes. Provincial and ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What is a wastewater treatment system and how does it work?

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of it’s process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • US Regulation of Wood-burning and Indoor Air Pollution

    Recently, the US EPA released their final proposal to update the new source performance standards (NSPS) for new woodstoves and heaters, and to add NSPS for the first time for pellet stoves, furnaces, hydronic heaters, and masonry heaters.   The measures, if approved, would take effect in 2015.  The report states, "Emissions from wood stoves occur near ground level in residential ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Implementing QALYs in the Analysis of Air Pollution Regulations

    In recent years, there has been growing interest in cost-effectiveness analysis for environmental regulations using quality-adjusted life years as the measure of effectiveness. This paper explores the implications of the QALY approach for measuring the impacts of air pollution regulations, with an example using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Heavy Duty Engine/Diesel Fuel regulations. ...


    By Springer

  • Asymmetric Regulation of Identical Polluters in Oligopoly Models

    Studies of optimal second-best environmental regulation of identical polluting agents have invariably ignored potentially welfare-improving asymmetric regulation by imposing equal regulatory treatment of identical firms at the outset. Yet, cost asymmetry between oligopoly firms may well give rise to private as well as social gains. A trade-off is demonstrated for the regulator, between private ...


    By Springer

  • Book Reviews: Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating The Unseen Polluters

    Keywords: Sustainable development, environmental liability, attribution of environmental costs, post-enlightenment economic rationality, preventative principles, environmental authoritarianism. Since publication of Socially Responsible Investment Law we have witnessed the 'credit crunch' and its aftermath, with concerns now widespread as to the risks of so-called light-touch regulation of ...


  • Strategy for Complying with Air Pollution Control Regulations in the Chemical Industry

    Untitled Document The Clean Air Act (CAA) was originally passed by the United States Congress in 1970 and subsequently revised in 1977 for the purpose of protecting human health ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Book Reviews: Enforcing Pollution Control Regulation - Strengthening Sanctions and Improving Deterrence

    This is both a significant and timely study. Significant in that the author has extended existing theories of deterrence to encompass the much richer range of sanctions being developed in many contemporary environmental regulatory systems. Timely because the heavy reliance on the criminal law and strict liability offences which has traditionally marked so much of UK regulatory practice is ...


  • Suddenly greenhouse gas regulations

    FROM a whisper to a scream, from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds or less, whether you prefer music metaphors or car metaphors, all of a sudden it seems that regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is about to descend upon us. My reading list on the plane today includes the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency GHG reporting requirements, a draft protocol from the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Problem of Regulation in EU Fisheries

    Keywords: fisheries, regulation, polluter pays, sustainability, responsibility, market Abstract: The European Union's common fisheries policy is undergoing reform but the essential problem, in that those exploiting the resource bear no responsibility for its sustainable maintenance, is not addressed. The proposals devised by the Commission for ...


  • The shifting sands of GHG regulation

    So far this year, there have been significant developments on U.S. climate change policy, including movement toward mandatory reporting and regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the federal level via either a cap-and-trade program or possibly existing Clean Air Act mechanisms. While the specifics are still uncertain regarding how these regulatory developments and legislative actions ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Fertiliser taxation and regulation of nonpoint water pollution: a critical analysis based on European experiences

    In Europe, the effectiveness of current forms of control of nonpoint nitrogen pollution is considered to be weak. This assessment highlights the need to introduce more efficient modes of regulation. Many economists recommend a simple tax based on known polluting factors, for example a tax on purchases of mineral fertilisers. In addition to its simplicity of application and low information cost, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • `Strategy for Complying with Air Pollution Control Regulations in the Chemical Industry,` published in Environmental Protection, October 2001

    The Clean Air Act (CAA) was originally passed by the United States Congress in 1970 and subsequently revised in 1977 for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment. In 1990, then-President George Bush signed the Clean Air Act Amendments. The far-reaching impacts of the 1990 amendments added significantly to the regulatory challenges already faced by the chemical industry. The ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • New Spanish regulation on groundwater protection

    On 22 October it was issued Royal Decree 1514/2009 regulating the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration. The legal framework of this Royal Decree is formed by Directive 2000/60/EC (WFD) in particular Article 17, and Directive 20006/118/EC. The main objectives are to prevent or limit groundwater pollution and to establish criteria and procedures to assess their chemical ...

  • Filter technology to meet evolving regulations

    Maguin has developed the Cercat filter for high temperature air pollution control. In this article, David Gambier and Hélène Real outline the technology, as well as installations planned for 2009. Maguin has been present in the waste thermal treatment field since the 1970s. The company’s knowledge has been built through the turnkey supply of thermal treatment units for different kinds of products ...

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