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ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 39: National Environmental Policy Act, Environmental Impact Statement, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
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National Environmental Policy Act SECTION 102(c) requires [environmental impact statements] for legislation or other major federal action signicantly aecting the [quality of the] environment NEPA broad, no specic content l...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture 38: Professor Plater Lecture
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Tennessee, many dams, 68 of them in river system mountains in the east, water is falling down TVA wanted to dam in about 100 yards on either side river was very fertile, clean and clear with lime in water, it is...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 37: Chordate, Alabama Beach Mouse
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ESA major overhaul of existing statute, rst major comprehensive protection of endangered species everything goes back to England -> common law for protection was very limited Common Law Background Historical pe...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 36: Clean Power Plan, Air Pollution, Endangerment
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Mass V EPA Legal Background Section 201(a)(1) > Relevant Language of 201(a)(1) The EPA administrator shall prescribe (and from time to time revise) standards applicable to the emission of any air pollutant from one class o...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 35: Sulfur Dioxide
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STEP 3 Major NewModified: in AQCR, are any 6 Cps exceeding the NAAQS > Yes SIPFIP {Nonattainment} NSPS (if in 50 industry) NSR Major NewModified: Existing: SIPFIP SIPFIP No > Attainment NSPS (if in 50 industries) RACT > ea...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 34: National Ambient Air Quality Standards, New Source Performance Standard, National Emissions Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants
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Section 108109 NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards Regulates Criteria Pollutants Standard: allowing for adequate margin of safety > USE THIS PHRASEOLOGY ON THE EXAM Section 111 NSPS New Source Performance Standard...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 33: New Source Review
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ATTAINMENT v. NONATTAINMENT to be in attainment, you have to be below 90 percent of the pollution comes from one city area identifying this helps the state need to abide by NSPS and NSR requirement NewSource Performance St...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 32: National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Criteria Air Contaminants
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FEDERAL CONTROL Ambient Control National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), appears to be more harm based 1) List criteria pollutant 2) Set Harm 3) SIP -> state has to propose, chance it could be...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 31: Alien Tort Statute, Arab Bank, Corporation Bank
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CAA plainreading of the statute statutory construction > ambiguous language if you need a majority of people to agree and its controversial congressmen might want to word something to be favorable to greatest number of peo...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 30: Permission Slip, Antonin Scalia, Statutory Interpretation
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Prevention of Signicant Deterioration Graph doesnt mean that you produce less that you can rise up to meet that standard not a permission slip just because EPA sets the standard, it cant produce up to the level set there i...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 29: Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Asthma
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NAAQS standards we set for 6 categories of pollutants that the EPA has determined pose a problem to public health and to ensure adequate level of public health how this works 1) EPA determines what pollutants it wants to r...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 28: National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Elementary And Secondary Education Act, Sulfur
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Clean Air Act Nixon in the 70s toxic air pollutants NAAQs > national ambient air quality standards regulates specic toxics, sets nationwide standards Overview 1970 > clean air act amendments come out series of complex amen...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Fourteenth Amendment To The United States Constitution, Lake Huron, Fifth Amendment To The United States Constitution
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Case Breakdown Supreme Court can grant certiorari at TrialDistrict court level, this is where the fact nding occurs appeal to the court of Appeals State Courts and Federal Courts if you are at a state court MA courts only ...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: New Source Performance Standard, Clean Water Act, Long Term Ecological Research Network
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Tech Standards > might need to get a specic water lter that is ecient in permit, limit specic pollutants and require dischargers to install technology to achieve these goals and limit pollutants limiting the max harms and ...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
ENVS 2256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Clean Water Act, Coliform Bacteria, Institute For Operations Research And The Management Sciences
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CWA Point Sources > any discernible, conned, or discrete conveyance... from which pollutants may be discharged pipe, ditch, challenge, tunnel, well, discrete tissue, animal feed operation, vessel or oating craft Pollutant ...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 2256
Mullen
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: National Environmental Policy Act, Municipal Solid Waste, Criteria Air Contaminants

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM EEnvironmental Law ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POL...

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