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Environmental Law as Implemented and Practiced in the United States of America. Course Overview. Introductions. Who am I? Mark Pollins, Director, Water Enforcement Division, Office of Civil Enforcement, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC [email protected] And you?.

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Environmental law as implemented and practiced in the united states of america

Environmental Law as Implemented and Practiced in the United States of America

Course Overview


Introductions

Introductions

  • Who am I?

  • Mark Pollins, Director, Water Enforcement Division, Office of Civil Enforcement, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

  • [email protected]

  • And you?


Week one

Week One

  • General Introduction and overview of the course and goals. (1/2 hour)

  • Intro to the US legal system and the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice.(1/2 hour)

  • Putting the pieces together-general survey. (2 hours)

  • Intensive session on the Clean Air Act. (First hour of 2.5 hour session)


Week two

Week Two

  • Intensive session on the Clean Air Act (continued). (Remaining 1.5 hours)

  • Intensive session on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. (2 hours)

  • Intensive session on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund). (First half hour of a 1.5 hour session)


Week three

Week Three

  • Intensive session on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund). (Remaining hour of a 1.5 hour session)

  • Intensive session on the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. (3 hours)


Week four

Week Four

  • Achieving compliance with the regulatory programs: principles of environmental enforcement. (1 hour)

  • Compliance Monitoring and Inspections. (1 hour)

  • How targeting environmental problems and the causes of those problems operates in the US. (1 hour)

  • Civil administrative enforcement. (One half hour)

  • Overview of civil judicial enforcement. (One half hour)


Week five

Week Five

  • Basics of criminal enforcement. (One half hour)

  • Factors in deciding whether to pursue criminal sanctions. (One half hour)

  • Choosing the Appropriate Enforcement Mechanism. (One half hour)

  • Elements of a settlement. (One half hour)

  • Penalties and economic factors. (2 hours).


Week six

Week Six

  • Innovative compliance techniques: self audits and self policing policy. (1.5 hours)

  • Innovative compliance techniques: supplemental environmental projects. (1 hour)

  • Innovative compliance techniques: expedited settlement offers. (One half hour)

  • Concluding discussion. (One hour)


Goals

Goals

  • A basic understanding of US Environmental Law.

  • A deeper understanding of how the law is practiced.

  • An appreciation for how the authority granted by the legislature may be used in innovative ways.

  • How some of the programs discussed may be applied in Ukraine.


Rules

Rules

  • All questions are good.

  • Please share how this relates to the system in Ukraine.

  • Please see me outside of lecture too.


Environmental law as implemented and practiced in the united states of america

“A professor is someone who talks in

some else’s sleep.”

W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

English Poet


Environmental law as implemented and practiced in the united states of america

“We are all here on earth to help

others; what on earth the others are

here for I don’t know.”

W. H. Auden


Questions

Questions


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