BUSINESS LAW II
UNIT 6 QUESTIONS
1.) What is the role of the States under the Clean Water Act? Explain and discuss.
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, better known as the Clean Water Act, is a comprehensive act aimed at restoring and maintaining the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation's waters. Enacted originally in 1948, the Act was amended many times until it was reorganized and expanded in 1972.
Primary authority for the implementation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act is now the responsibility of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the Clean Water Act, the states have the primary responsibility for preventing, reducing, and eliminating water pollution. The states have to do this within a national framework and, EPA is empowered to move in if the states do not fulfill their responsibilities.(Ch52,pg1355)
Works Cited: Business Law 14th Edition, Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, Langvardt, Chapter 52, page 1355.
2.) What is the “Superfund”? Explain and discuss.
Superfund is the name given to the environmental program established to address abandoned hazardous waste sites. It is also the name of the fund established by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980. This law was put in place due to the discovery of toxic waste dumps such as Love Canal and Times Beach in the 1970s. It allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up these sites and to hold responsible parties accountable to conduct cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA lead cleanups.(Ch52,pg1364)
1. Business Law 14th Edition, Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, Langvardt, Chapter 52, page 1364.
3.) What laws, if any, cover “indoor air pollution”? Explain and discuss.
The laws governing indoor air pollution were laid out in Indoor Air Quality Act of 1993. The Indoor Air Quality Act of 1993 indoor air quality work began in 1983...