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Environmental Law and Enforcement

1st Edition

By Gregor I. McGregor

CRC Press

256 pages

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Hardback: 9780873717458
pub: 1994-04-15

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Amid all the laws and regulations on environmental protection and worker safety, what is the responsible business or landowner to do? What should the responsible consultant advise? Environmental Law and Enforcement provides you with a practical guide that takes the mystery out of environmental law and related land use controls.

The author provides a synopsis of major environmental topics from A to Z and features citations to the major federal statutes in the United States Code (USC) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) so you can easily find governing statutes and regulations. Special sections discuss the use of experts in case preparation and how to be an effective case witness. A checklist for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act is included. The book covers strategies to cope with landowner liability for hazardous waste, consultant liability for mistakes in hazardous waste site assessments, and guidelines for emergency managers to minimize legal liability. The section on insurance liability provides practical approaches to dealing with insurance companies on hazardous waste claims.

The successful organization will manage for environmental protection as a corporate goal, and consequently stays ahead of new government requirements-away from lawyers and lawsuits-and ahead of the competition. Environmental Law and Enforcement gives you the tools you need to achieve this mission.

Table of Contents


Environmental Law Defined

Sources of Environmental Law

Environmental Agencies

Regulatory Environmental Law and the Common Law

Environmental Impact Statements

Air Pollution Control

Water Pollution

Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials

Underground Storage Tanks

Drinking Water

Worker Safety

Right to Know About Chemicals

Wetlands and Floodplains

Coastal Zone Management

Dredging and Filling

Historic Sites and Structures.


Land Use Control

Private Restrictions

Public Trust

Common Law

Enforcement of Environmental Laws

Enforcement Mechanisms

State, Local, and Private Enforcement

The Sentencing Guidelines

Corporate Liability

Hazardous Waste Liability

Consultant Liability for Mistakes with Hazardous Waste

Insurance Coverage on Hazardous Waste

Liability of Emergency Managers

Expert Testimony in Environmental Proceedings

Outline of the Initial Meeting

Outline of the Expert Report

Outline of Direct Examination

Tips for Cross-Examination

The Police Power and Taking Doctrine

The Future of Environmental Law

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Acronyms

Checklist for Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act

Checklist for Chemical Right to Know Strategy

Checklist of Basic Documents for Recordkeeping

Checklist for Agency Inspections

Checklist for Responding to Violation Notices and Enforcement Orders

Checklist for Dealing with Government Agencies


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Environmental
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General