Environmental Law (College Credit)

Students will receive an introduction to law and the legal system including court structure and civil procedure. They will learn principles of American property law and examine common law theories and remedies for environmental harms and liabilities, as well as land use and regulation and constitutional issues in environmental regulation.

Topics include:

  • Characteristics of hazardous waste, and methods and requirements used in facilities engaged in treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD).
  • Role of the National Contingency Plan (NCP), the Toxic Substance and Control ACT (TSCA), inventory, and chemical identity.
  • History of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and how it differs from other federal environmental acts.
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and how it differs from other environmental acts.
  • Composition of SERC and LEPC committees, Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting requirements and laws that are considered natural resources laws.

Purchasing this course will provide you with 3 college credits.