Leonard Ortolano Environmental Regulation and Impact Assessment The first book to truly integrate the closely related processes of environmental impact assessment and traditional regulatory activities for managing air and water pollution and hazardous waste. Emphasis is given to both methods of analysis and the process of environmental planning and management. This text is completely self-contained, as it demonstrates all of the analytic and qualitative techniques needed for effective planning and managing. Key Features:Coverage of how environmental management takes place throughout major regions of the world shows the differences and similarities in approaches and provides a broader perspective to the important issues and techniques. Numerous case studies and examples show how planning methods are used in practice. One-stop reference to all analytic and qualitative techniques in use today. End of chapter reinforcement questions allow you to bring your own perspective to the material. Broad coverage of environmental engineering and science as well as economics, politics and law provide a foundation for making effective decisions in highly politicized contexts.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents: PARTICIPANTS AND CRITERIA IN ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING. Themes in American Environmentalism. Participants in Environmental Regulation. DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS. Efficient Levels of Pollution Abatement. Implementing Environmental Regulations. Tradable Pollution Permits. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES. Water Quality Management. Air Pollution Control. Hazardous Waste Management. FORECASTING AND EVALUATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING. Forecasting Environmental Effects of Proposed Projects and Regulatory Actions. TECHNIQUES USED IN IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND REGULATION. Elements of Noise Impact Assessment. Index.