state environmental regulations Articles

  • Analytic methods for environmental regulations in the United States: promises, pitfalls and politics

    Decision-making about environmental protection and public health is challenging because of the need to balance the probabilities, magnitudes, and characteristics of potential adverse consequences. A variety of principles are often invoked in an attempt to simplify the decision, but by neglecting important elements of the problem, many of these principles prove to be inadequate. Maximisation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact of environmental regulations on the optimal allocation of coal among regions in the United States

    This study investigates the environmental impact of acid rain controls on the optimal allocation of coal among regions in the United States using a quadratic programming approach. A per-unit tax, which is equal to the marginal damage cost of sulfur oxides emissions, is used as the regulatory means of controlling sulfur pollution. The government can therefore make utilities decrease sulfur ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Compliance Trends in 2017: what to expect, how to prepare

    Looking back on 2016, it was without doubt a year of political upheaval and increased scrutiny on the environmental, social and human rights implications of government regulations, corporate practices and consumer habits. In 2017, these changes will fuel additional compliance considerations for corporate supply chains around the world. While the future is anything but certain, our regulatory ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Occupational Airborne Hazards and the Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection

    Each year, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.  It is comprised and compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff from across the country.  Most years, one of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • ALBANISA Oil Spill Equipment Setup - Case Study

    As a part of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America (acronym in Spanish: ALBA), Nicaragua has received funds to build a new oil hub in the Caribbean. The hub will be available for oil companies in order to store their products before reaching its final destination. By doing that the profit will be increased as the costs for transportion is reduced. The updated environmental ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Adoption hurdles and challenges with small wind turbines

    Adoption Hurdles and Challenges with Small Wind Turbines Wind energy is very promising. It can be harvested without any costs, and like solar panels, wind turbines are environmentally-friendly. However, such machines are not living up to their potential. Some users have reported low efficiency rates, unpredictable performance and costly adoption barriers. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Top 10 Compliance Storylines from 2016

    For the compliance sector, 2016 was a critical year. It was a year in which regional government bodies around the globe took on greater responsibility as gatekeepers of environmental and human rights standards in the corporate sector. It was also the year of the investor, where corporate decision makers became more concerned with transparency and accountability in supply chains. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • 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.

  • State and Local Governments Step Into Toxics Regulation

    According to the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), federal inaction on chemicals management and regulation has spurred state and even local government entities to step into toxics regulation. CIEL issued a position paper last May, Cloudy Skies, Chance of Sun: A Forecast for U.S. Reform of Chemicals Policy, predicting exactly this result. CIEL points to the fact that at least six ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Do environmental regulations harm competitiveness?

    Environmental regulations only reduce productivity and employment by a small amount, and can boost economic growth by encouraging innovation by businesses, according to a report published last months by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Difficulties With Attaining Compliance With Environmental Regulations

    If you are an environmental compliance manager today with college age children you are probably encouraging them to become dentists or orthodontists, and not to follow in your footsteps as an environmental compliance manager.  Arguably one of the toughest positions today is being responsible for managing environmental compliance at an ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Recreational impacts on the environment as an impetus to updating recreational regulations in the Washington State

    The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) uses the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) as the regulations by which the agency manages public lands for Washington State. Originally written in 1970, the part of the WAC that guides recreational public access was suitable for its time. However, as populations grew, new technology has developed and the public now recreates deeper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Keystone rejection likely to drive state EHS pipeline regulation

    On 18 January 2012, President Obama rejected the proposed plans for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project which has drawn much debate throughout the United States and Canada.  Although the debate concerning the Keystone XL hinged largely on political divides, the denial of the project will likely drive state regulation of environmental, health, and safety issues concerning pipelines.  ...

  • EPA Clean Water Act: New Regulations re: `Waters of the United States`

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act… The rule will ensure protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by clarifying the scope of ‘‘waters of the United States’’ protected under the ...

  • Heterogeneity of the environmental regulation of industrial wastewater: European wineries

    The European legislation of the pollution of industrial wastewater shows a high degree of heterogeneity. This fact implies that there is a market failure with relevant consequences. Within the European Union, each Member State performs a specific transposition of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60. The member states introduce different sanitation fees to correct water pollution. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An updated response to EEI’s timeline of environmental regulations

    This fact sheet updates the analysis done in our earlier response to EEI’s timeline of environmental regulations. EPA remains on track in issuing rules that provide a path to a cleaner power fleet. After years of delay, the U.S. Environmental ...

  • Technology development for environmental problems of the Southeastern United States

    The southeast has extensive natural resources, and limited population and industrial development. However it is one of the most rapidly growing regions of the USA, which leads to urban sprawl, development of wetlands and readily eroded beaches. Environmental regulations are generally at the minimum federal standard. Non-point source pollution from urban and agricultural areas and sedimentation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Legislation: The State Of UK Environmental Legislation: Opportunities for Reform?

    Keywords: environmental legislation, reducing legislative complexity, legislative reform In 2010-2012, the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) embarked on an ambitious project to assess the state of environmental legislation in the United Kingdom in light of its increasing complexity1 It is not just UKELA that is concerned that the complexity of environmental legislation is getting ...


  • Grounds for regulation and intervention in environmental matters: view of environmental and ecological economics

    The view taken by environmental economics of the environment tends to see it as having certain characteristics. Among these are that it is a free good, inexhaustible, belonging to nobody and without any form of regulatory price, in the absence of an exchange value. These characteristics lead to indiscriminate use and exploitation beyond what would be socially desirable, giving rise to negative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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