The technical basis of environmental regulation is always at the edge of scientific and engineering understanding. As knowledge improves, questions will inevitably arise about past decisions. Understanding how the regulatory system accommodates changing scientific and engineering knowledge is vital for achieving environmental values.
In this new volume, seven case studies shed light on the interplay between environmental regulation and scientific and engineering understanding, with practical conclusions on how science and engineering should be used for more sound and timely regulatory decision making. The book provides helpful timelines of scientific and regulatory developments for the cases, which include:
This volume will be of practical interest to policymakers, business and environmental advocates, scientists, engineers, researchers, attorneys, faculty, and students.
Table of Contents
|Nutrient Loadings to Surface Waters: Chesapeake Bay Case Study||8-38|
|Municipal Waste Combustion and New Source Performance Standards: Use of Scientific and Technical Information||91-140|
|Trihalomethanes and Other By-Products Formed by Chlorination of Drinking Water||141-164|
|Formaldehyde Science: From the Laboratory to the Regulatory Arena||189-220|
|The Dioxin TCDD: A Selective Study of Science and Policy Interaction||221-242|
|Science, Engineering, and Regulation||243-250|
|Environmental Regulation and Technical Change: Overview and Observations||251-262|
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