Samples From the New Environmental Regulation Casebook

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Syllabus 1 - Comprehensive Coverage

Introduction

  1. American Environmentalism: Sources and Values, 7-29
  2. Economics and the Environment, 29-41
  3. Common Law Roots, 67-93
  4. Regulatory Legislation, 93-142
  5. Approaches to Regulation: Assessing the Options, 142-174
  6. The Regulatory Process, 174-199

Waste Management and Pollution Prevention

  1. Statutory Authorities Affecting Waste Management, 350-356
  2. Identifying Hazardous Waste, Household Waste Exclusion, Subtitle D, 381-407
  3. Introduction to CERCLA, CERCLA Liability, Responsible Parties, 409-430
  4. CERCLA Liability: Operators and Arrangers, 430-449
  5. Strict, Joint and Several Liability and Allocation of Liability, 449-489
  6. Commerce Clause Limitations, 489-507

Regulation of Toxic Substances

  1. The Road to Risk Assessment (precursors of modern regulatory approaches), 200-217
  2. Quantitative Risk Assessment, 217-230
  3. How Safe is Safe?: Risk-Benefit Balancing (TSCA), 267-282
  4. How Safe is Safe?: Feasibility-Limited Regulation (OSHA and SDWA) and Health-Based limits (Delaney Clause, Air Toxics), 282-324
  5. Evaluating QRA and Alternatives to Conventional Regulatory Approaches (regulation through revelation), 324-345

Air Pollution Control

  1. Introduction to CAA, Ambient Air Quality Standards, 524-530, 571-595
  2. State Implementation Plans, 595-610
  3. Offsets, Bubbles, Emissions Trading and Interstate Pollution, 610-655
  4. Mobile Sources & Technology-Forcing, 557-571

Water Pollution Control

  1. Statutory Authorities for Protecting Water Quality, 663-696
  2. Effluent Limitations on Point Source Discharges, 696-746
  3. Water Quality-Based Controls, 746-786
  4. Wetlands Protection and the Section 404 Program, 786-801

Land Use Regulation and Regulatory Takings

  1. Land Use and the Environment, state and Local Regulation of Land Use, Introduction to Regulatory Takings Law, 822-837
  2. The Modern Revival of Regulatory Takings Jurisprudence, 838-874

Environmental Assessment

  1. Introduction to NEPA and the EIS Requirement, 912-921
  2. Adequacy of EISs, How Well Has NEPA Worked, 992-995

Biodiversity Protection

  1. Rationale for Preserving Biodiversity, Introduction to the Endangered Species Act, 1000-1011
  2. Protecting Endangered Species Against Private Actions, Public Resource Management, 1059-1077

Environmental Enforcement

  1. Detecting Violations, Enforcement Authorities and Policies, 1086-1120
  2. Criminal Enforcement, 1120-1139
  3. Standing and Citizen Access to the Courts, 1156-1189
  4. Citizen Suits, 1139-1156, 1189-1197

Protection of the Global Environment

  1. Introduction to International Environmental Law, Protection of the Global Atmosphere, 1207-1250
  2. International Trade and the Environment, 1250-1293

Conclusion

  1. Environmental Progress, Environmental Prospects, 1310-1341

Syllabus 2 – Less Toxics, More Water, Nepa, Esa, International

(Class Number, Topic, Page Number: 7th Edition)

Introduction

  1. Polices, Problems, and Values, 3-29
  2. Economics and Ecology, 29-52
  3. Common Law Roots, 67-93
  4. Statutory Law, 93-104
  5. Regulation and its Alternatives, Regulatory Options, 142-164
  6. The Regulatory Process, 174-199

Waste Management and Pollution Prevention

  1. Statutory Authorities Affecting Waste Management, 350-356
  2. Identifying Hazardous Waste, Household Waste Exclusion, Subtitle D, 381-407
  3. Introduction to CERCLA, CERCLA Liability, Responsible Parties, 409-430
  4. CERCLA Liability: Operators and Generators, 430-449
  5. Strict, Joint and Several Liability and Allocation of Liability, 449-489
  6. Disposal Alternatives and Commerce Clause Limitations, 489-507

Regulation of Toxic Substances

  1. Introduction to Toxics Regulation & Risk-Benefit Balancing, 262-282
  2. Risk Assessment, Feasibility-Limited Regulation & Health-Based Regulation, 282-303

Air Pollution Control

  1. Introduction to CAA, Ambient Air Quality Standards, 524-530, 571-595
  2. State Implementation Plans, 595-610
  3. Offsets, Bubbles, Emissions Trading and Interstate Pollution, 610-655
  4. Mobile Sources & Technology-Forcing, 557-571

Water Pollution Control

  1. Statutory Authorities for Protecting Water Quality, 663-696
  2. Effluent Limitations on Point Source Discharges, 696-746
  3. Variances, POTWs and Interstate Pollution, 734-746, 751-758
  4. Individual Control Strategies, Section 401 Certification & TMDLs, 758-786
  5. Wetlands Protection and the Section 404 Program, 786-801

Land Use Regulation and Regulatory Takings

  1. Land Use and the Environment, state and Local Regulation of Land Use, Introduction to Regulatory Takings Law, 822-837
  2. The Modern Revival of Regulatory Takings Jurisprudence, 838-874

Environmental Assessment

  1. Introduction to NEPA and the EIS Requirement, 912-921
  2.  Cumulative Impacts, the Significance Requirement and Environmental Assessment, 943-954
  3. Adequacy of EISs, How Well Has NEPA Worked, 992-995

Biodiversity Protection

  1. Rationale for Preserving Biodiversity, Introduction to the Endangered Species Act, 1000-1011
  2. Listing Process, Review of Federal Actions, 1030-1034, 1040-1059
  3. Protecting Endangered Species Against Private Actions, Public Resource Management, 1059-1077

Environmental Enforcement

  1. Detecting Violations, Enforcement Authorities and Policies, 1086-1120
  2. Criminal Enforcement 1120-1139
  3. Standing and Citizen Access to the Courts, 1156-1189
  4. Citizen Suits, 1139-1156, 1189-1197

Protection of the Global Environment

  1. Introduction to International Environmental Law, Protection of the Global Atmosphere, 1207-1250
  2. Global Climate Change: Legal and Policy Responses, 1234-1250
  3. International Trade and the Environment, 1250-1293

Environmental Progress, Environmental Prospects

  1. Environmental Progress, Environmental Prospects, 1310-1341

Syllabus 3– Hazardous Waste and Toxics Seminar

Introduction

  1. Polices, Problems, and Values, 3-29
  2. Economics and Ecology, 29-52
  3. Common Law Roots, 67-93
  4. Toxic Substance Problem; Common Law Causes of Action, 230-234, 104-116
  5. Common Law Causes of Action and the Rise of Regulatory Legislation, 93-142

Regulation of Toxic Substances

  1. Regulatory Options, 154-164
  2. The Regulatory Process, 174-196
  3. Statutory Authorities for Regulating Toxic Substances, 265-267
  4. Coping with Uncertainty: The Road to Risk Assessment, 200-217
  5. Introduction to Risk Assessment, 217-230
  6. How Safe is Safe?: Risk-Benefit Balancing (TSCA), 267-282
  7. How Safe is Safe?: Feasibility-Limited Regulation (OSHA and SDWA) and Health-Based Limits (Delaney Clause), 282-324
  8. Setting and Revising NAAQSs, 571-595
  9. Water Quality Standards, Individual Control Strategies and TMDLs, 747-751, 758-786
  10. How Safe is Safe?: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act, Comparative Risk, 303-324
  11. Informational and Burden Shifting Strategies, 3327-341

Waste Management and Pollution Prevention

  1. Introduction to RCRA, Defining Hazardous Waste, 356-367, 381-386
  2. Identifying Hazardous Waste, the Household Waste Exclusion, 381-396
  3. Introduction to CERCLA Liability, Responsible Parties, 409-430
  4. CERCLA Liability: Operators and Arrangers, 430-449
  5. Strict, Joint and Several Liability, Liability Allocation, Has Superfund Worked?, 449-489
  6. Commerce Clause Limitations, 489-507
  7. Flow Control, Siting Controversies and the Environmental Justice Movement, 507-515
  8. Protecting the Ozone Layer, International Trade in Hazardous Substances, 1219-1227, 1276-1293

Enforcement

  1. Detecting Violations, Enforcement Authorities and Policies, 1086-1120
  2. Criminal Enforcement, 1120-1139

Syllabus 4 – Starting with Clean Air

Introduction

  1. Polices, Problems, and Values, 3-29
  2. Economics and Ecology, 29-52
  3. Common Law Roots, 67-93
  4. Statutory Law, 93-104
  5. Regulation and its Alternatives, Regulatory Options, 142-164
  6. The Regulatory Process, 174-199

Air Pollution Control

  1. Introduction to CAA, Ambient Air Quality Standards, 524-530, 571-595
  2. Revising National Ambient Air Quality Standards, State Implementation Plans, 584-610
  3. Offsets, Bubbles, Emissions Trading and Interstate Pollution, 610-655
  4. Mobile Sources & Technology-Forcing, 557-571

Water Pollution Control

  1. Introduction, Scope of Federal Authority, 657-696
  2. Federal Authority, Effluent Limitations on Point Sources, 673-696, 714-741
  3. Effluent Limitations and Water Quality Standards, 729-751
  4. Impact of Water Quality Standards on Permit Limits, 751-758
  5. Wetlands Protection and the Section 404 Program, 786-801

Land Use Regulation and Regulatory Takings

  1. Land Use and the Environment, State and Local Regulation of Land Use, Introduction to Regulatory Takings Law, 822-837
  2. The Modern Revival of Regulatory Takings Jurisprudence, 838-874

Environmental Assessment

  1. Introduction to NEPA and the EIS Requirement, 912-921
  2. Cumulative Impacts, the Significance Requirement and Environmental Assessment, 943-954
  3. Adequacy of EISs, How Well Has NEPA Worked, 992-995

Biodiversity Protection

  1. Rationale for Preserving Biodiversity, Introduction to the Endangered Species Act, 1000-1011
  2. Listing Process, Review of Federal Actions, 1030-1034, 1040-1059
  3. Protecting Endangered Species Against Private Actions, Public Resource Management, 1059-1077

Waste Management and Pollution Prevention

  1. Statutory Authorities Affecting Waste Management, 350-356
  2. Identifying Hazardous Waste, Household Waste Exclusion, Subtitle D, 381-407
  3. Introduction to CERCLA, CERCLA Liability, Responsible Parties, 409-430
  4. CERCLA Liability: Operators and Arrangers, 430-449
  5. Strict, Joint and Several Liability and Liability Allocation, 449-483
  6. Commerce Clause Limitations, 489-507

Regulation of Toxic Substances

  1. Introduction, 199-200
  2. The Road to Risk Assessment, 200-217
  3. Quantitative Risk Assessment, 217-230
  4. How Safe is Safe?: Risk-Benefit Balancing (TSCA), 267-282
  5. How Safe is Safe?: Feasibility-Limited Regulation (OSHA and SDWA) and Health-Based limits (Delaney Clause, Air Toxics), 282-324

Environmental Enforcement

  1. Detecting Violations, Enforcement Authorities and Policies, 1086-1120
  2. Criminal Enforcement, 1120-1139
  3. Standing and Citizen Access to the Courts, 1156-1189
  4. Citizen Suits, 1139-1156, 1189-1197