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

  • 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.

  • A Critical Evaluation of the South African Air Quality Offsets Guideline

    There is wide recognition in South Africa to the link between the quality of life and quality of the air we breathe. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) attempts to improve air quality through two key regulatory tools; emission limits, which regulate the maximum concentration of certain pollutants permissible within certain, ‘listed’ industrial stacks or vents, and ambient ...


    By WKC Group

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Principles for regulating nanotech

    On June 9, 2011, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced that the White House Emerging Technologies Interagency Policy Coordination Committee (ETIPC) has developed a set of principles specific to the regulation and oversight of applications of nanotechnology. The principles are intended to guide the development and implementation of policies, as described in the title "U.S. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • State of the environment industry

    The current economic downturn has exacted a heavy toll on many industry sectors. The collapse of the banking and finance system, the humbling failures of the big three North American automakers, and slowdowns in construction and housing market spending have prompted massive injections of government cash to keep the wheels of commerce turning - however slowly. In the US the Associated Builders and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The environmental industry in transitional China: barriers and opportunities between state and market

    The environmental industry has been cited as a crucial industrial sector that developed parallel to the increasing focus on ecological and environmental issues in the modernisation process. Notwithstanding its rapid growth in recent years, China's environmental industry is still immature in comparison with that of developed countries. A review of the development of China's environmental industry ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How To Effectively Recover Free Product At Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites - A Guide For State Regulators

    Over 315,000 releases from leaking underground storage tanks (USTs) were reported by state and local environmental agencies as of March 19961. EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) anticipates that at least 100,000 additional releases will be confirmed in the next few years as tank owners and operators comply with the December 22, 1998, deadline for upgrading, replacing, or closing ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism

    Keywords: precautionary principle, administrative law, public administration, risk evaluation, deliberative-constitutive paradigm, rational-instrumental paradigm, judicial review Elizabeth Fisher has a long and much respected history of scholarly research on the precautionary principle. In this book, she builds on her previous work and her knowledge of both administrative law and risk ...


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