Discuss the origin of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

 

  • Discuss the origin of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the events leading to enacting the National Environmental Policy Act.
  • Describe the rule-making process of the EPA, including a discussion of the Federal Register and U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.).
  • Discuss penalties to corporations for noncompliance with EPA regulations. Also, discuss other options a corporation has if accused by the EPA of noncompliance.
  • Describe the structure of the EPA, including the 10 regions, and provide a comparison of state environmental laws with U.S. laws.
  • List three U.S. agencies (other than the EPA) that issue regulations related to the environment and how those regulations overlap or are different from regulations issued by the EPA.