The ABCs of Environmental Regulation

Author: Albert I. Telsey

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598887262

Category: Law

Page: 318

View: 8372

Simplify the enormous array of U.S. environmental regulations. This popular handbook simplifies the complex world of environmental law and regulations so you can quickly see which ones impact your job, project, or course of study. This quick guide provides: Easy to read research on a huge amount of environmental laws and regulations that will cut down your research time History and summary of major U.S. laws and regulations Definitions of acronyms This book simplifies 38 federal environmental regulations, including national policy, pollution prevention, air, sound, water pollution, drinking water, spills and notifications, dumping, shore protection, solid water, hazardous waste, storage tanks, workplace safety, chemicals, pesticides, mining, nuclear energy, marine mammal protection, coastal zone, estuaries, species protection, forests, soil/water conservation, ecosystems, wetlands, non indigenous species, federal lands management, continental shelf and wilderness protection. New areas covered in this edition include Prevention of Pollution from Ships, Shore Protection Act, National Coastal Zone Monitoring Act, Estuary Restoration Act, Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act, and international environmental and quality standards (ISO).

The ABCs of Environmental Regulation

Author: Joel B. Goldsteen

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 0865879494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 8762

Need access to the basics? This popular handbook uses a practical and easy-to-read approach to explaining the scope of environmental regulations and providing concise yet comprehensive discussions of 38 federal environmental acts. New areas covered in this edition include Prevention of Pollution from Ships, Shore Protection Act, National Coastal Zone Monitoring Act, Estuary Restoration Act, Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act, and international environmental and quality standards (ISO).

The ABCs of Environmental Science

Author: William B. Katz

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9780865876279

Category: Science

Page: 155

View: 2498

This book presents an ideal introduction to the science behind the laws and regulations for those who need to know the general scope of environmental science. Written in plain English and without mathematical equations, The ABCs of Environmental Science introduces the basic principles that explain the workings of the earth's environment and the major issues behind environmental headlines. Such issues include air and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste disposal, the impact of an exploding population on available resources, and global warming. The author provides readers with "enough information to discuss any environmental issue, to question anyone proposing solutions to environmental problems, and to start taking actions to save earth from environmental disaster."

Environmental Law Handbook

Author: Christopher L. Bell,F. William Brownell,David R. Case

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1605907251

Category: Law

Page: 1043

View: 8269

The 21st edition of this well-known handbook is thoroughly updated with changes to the Clean Air Act and the Oil Pollution Act, a rewritten chapter on the Safe Drinking Water Act, and a brand new chapter on Climate Change. This is an essential reference for environmental students and professionals who want the most up-to-date information available.

The ABCs of IPOs

Investment Strategies and Tactics for New Issue Securities

Author: Robert Anthony Chechile

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595311180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 5210

"A solid advice guide that takes practical realities and necessities into account and [is] written in plain terms directly accessible to the lay reader." -Midwest Book Review Initial public offerings and other new issue securities are generally investments of choice for those who seek abnormal capital appreciation. In The ABCs of IPOs, author Robert Anthony Chechile explains the factors that can signal whether an offering will be successful by describing: Typical IPO market price behavior, as illustrated by various IPO offerings Securities regulations and the environment that necessitated their enactment Different securities markets, including the stock exchange and the multi-tiered, over-the-counter markets The underwriting process and the information required in the prospectus Evaluation techniques, including how to read a financial report and also how to determine a security's intrinsic value How to allocate investment capital to avoid gambler's remorse Selection guidelines for IPOs, limited partnerships, and convertibles The ABCs of IPOs has everything the average individual investor will need to know to succeed with new issue securities and more.

Out of Bounds and Out of Control

Regulatory Enforcement at the EPA

Author: James V. DeLong

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 1933995831

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

View: 2192

Out of Bounds, Out of Control measures the enforcement activities of the Environmental Protection Agency against that standard and finds them disturbingly deficient. Environmental regulation is so detailed and obscure that no one can identify all relevant mandates, let alone ensure compliance. EPA maintains broad discretion to define legal violations and resists any checks. Discretion is exercised retroactively or arbitrarily. People fear to dispute the agency's interpretation of its power or express doubts about the absolute primacy of its mission lest they be made into examples. The concept of "intent" has become so attenuated that it provides no limitation on prosecution. The EPA also blurs the lines separating governmental powers. Using its open-ended authority to "interpret" vague statutes, it makes the laws that define its own powers, then investigates, prosecutes, adjudicates, and penalizes. Judicial checks are sporadic. This panoply of authority breeds regulatory zealotry and a disregard for the rights of the regulated. The book, however, is more than a sobering look at a legal theory. In story after story specific regulatory abuses are examined, many of which are positively Kafkaesque. Moreover, many of the problems documented in the book are pandemic across the government. The ultimate lesson to be drawn is that deep structural reform is needed to restore the rule of law to administrative agencies.

Soil Quality Standards for Trace Elements

Derivation, Implementation, and Interpretation

Author: Graham Merrington,Ilse Schoeters

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439830246

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 2346

A comprehensive and practical overview of the state of the science, Soil Quality Standards for Trace Elements: Derivation, Implementation, and Interpretation addresses the derivation of soil quality standards for trace elements and the implementation of these standards within regulatory and risk assessment frameworks. Forty experts from 11 countries across Europe, Asia, and North America—a multidisciplinary group of government policy makers and regulators, academics, industry representatives, and consultants—provide a focused discussion on the science and methods underpinning the derivation of soil quality standards for trace elements. Outlines the supporting science for setting environmental and human health standards Covers the application and practical use of soil quality standards for trace elements Contains recommendations on the development and use of soil quality standards for trace elements Identifies best practices in accounting for (bio)availability and exposure modelling in standard setting for soils The book provides a clear description of how to derive and implement soil quality standards for trace elements in order to assess human and environmental risks. It covers scientific developments useful for resolving discrepancies in the setting and implementation of soil quality standards. It provides useful tips, including do's, and don'ts on how to deal with issues such as variation of the natural background and soil type dependent toxicity.

ABC's of Afv's

A Guide to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Author: Bob Aldrich

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788145932


Page: 112

View: 537

An overview of alternative fuel vehicles. Includes chapters on: regulations and requirements in the U.S. and California; electric vehicles; ethanol-powered/flexible fuel vehicles; methanol-powered/flexible fuel vehicles; natural gas -powered vehicles; propane/LPG-powered vehicles; heavy-duty vehicles and engines; other alternative and clean fuels; locations of alternative fuel facilities; and the future of alternative fuel research. Glossary and bibliography. Tables, contact lists and maps.

Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care E-Book

Author: Sandra Lee Gardner,Brian S. Carter,Mary I Enzman-Hines,Jacinto A. Hernandez

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323081134

Category: Medical

Page: 1040

View: 5084

The leading resource for collaborative critical care for newborns, Merenstein & Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, 7th Edition provides a multidisciplinary approach and a real-world perspective. It focuses on evidenced-based practice, with clinical directions in color for easy retrieval and review. Special features help you prioritize the steps in initial care, and provide a guide to sharing information with parents. With each chapter written jointly by both physicians and nurses, this book is comprehensive enough to suit the needs of the entire team in your neonatal intensive care unit. Unique! A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by an editorial team of two physicians and two nurses, and each chapter is written and reviewed by a physician and nurse team, so information mirrors the real-world experience in a neonatal intensive care unit. Unique! Clinical content is in color, so you can quickly scan through chapters for information that directly affects patient care. Unique! Parent Teaching boxes highlight the relevant information to be shared with a patient’s caregivers. Critical Findings boxes outline symptoms and diagnostic findings that require immediate attention, helping you prioritize assessment data and steps in initial care. Coverage in clinical chapters includes pathophysiology and etiology, prevention, data collection, treatment, complications, outcomes, prognosis, and parent education. Expanded Neonatal Surgery chapter covers all of the most common procedures in neonatal surgery. Follow-up of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infant chapter is expanded to include coverage of outcomes management and discharge planning. Streamlined references are updated to include only the most current or classic sources.

The Visual Encyclopedia of Our World - The Universe • Earth • Weather • The Oceans

Author: N.A

Publisher: Québec Amerique

ISBN: 276440896X

Category: Earth (Planet)

Page: 336

View: 9006

Marvel at our universe, with its billions of galaxies and the planets of our solar system. Explore Earth and all its breathtaking landscapes. Take a front-row seat at the impressive spectacle that is our weather and plunge to the depths of the ocean with all its hidden treasures.

The effectiveness of EU research and innovation proposals

15th report of session 2012-13

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee

Publisher: Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780108550676

Category: Science

Page: 53

View: 2624

Research and innovation (R&I) is crucial to boost economic growth. However, in recent years, the EU's competitiveness has been increasingly threatened by R&I efforts in emerging economies. In 2010 the Commission and Member States unveiled Europe 2020 as a new strategy for growth and Horizon 2020, its flagship R&I programme. Consideration of the budget for Horizon 2020 is still underway, and the Committee urges that it be increased, or at the very least maintained at its current level. During 2012, the Committee examined a number of proposals for projects and strategies which contained a strong emphasis on R&I and identified a number of cross-cutting issues including: concerns about the effectiveness of impact assessments; a lack of information about monitoring and evaluation of projects; and the importance of stakeholder consultation and private sector participation. This report provides a more in-depth analysis of these issues and how they relate to the Commission's R&I strategy. It is agreed with the Commission that a focus on 'excellence' in R&I proposals offers the best chance of growth through R&I. To this end more work should be done to ensure consistency in this area, and realistic expectations for output of R&I projects. The bureaucracy and complexity of EU R&I programmes acts as a barrier to private sector participation, especially for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) without the resources to navigate complicated and inflexible funding processes. The long 'time-to-grant' period presents a further obstacle. The Government should highlight the opportunities to UK businesses, and continue strengthening their support structures for those businesses wishing to participate

The ABC’s of ABG’sTM

A Cyclopedic Dictionary of the Testing Terms Used in Critical Care

Author: Robert F. Moran,Timothy N. Liesching

Publisher: Momentum Press

ISBN: 194708349X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 4144

When a patient is brought into a trauma center in extremis, or becomes that way during a hospital stay, the intervention mantra is airway, breathing and circulation—the ABC’s. We provide the nonspecialist physician, and those in the participating and supporting professions, a quick overview of the meaning of the testing terms in this environment. Many tests, added singly or in small groups over time as clinical and measurement technology evolved, but whose rationale may have become less clear, are defined and explained. Our format is simple—a brief overview of the physiologic environment and then the encyclopedic dictionary of the terminology. We include common terms as well as some of the confusing uses of terms besides lesser known facts influencing their clinical use on the basis of the analytical, medical, and managerial experience of the authors. Keep it in your lab coat pocket—you’ll find it useful in understanding and teaching!

Directory Of Toxicological And Related Testing Laboratories

Author: The Regulatory Assistance Corporation

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439805343

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 4326

This guide to United States toxicology, ecotoxicology, environmental, analytical and support service laboratories is designed to help companies locate those laboratories which can test new and existing chemicals in order to determine potential hazards and risks associated with their manufacture, distribution and use. The health and safety and environmental effects of chemicals are described. The volume gives information on the following: tocixology laboratories (mammalian and related studies); ecotoxicology (aquatic and related studies); environmental effects/fate-analytical services (methods development and analysis); and specialized services eg radio label compound synthesis. It is intended for the use of companies seeking suitable laboratories to conduct reliable studies for either company-sponsored programmes or who are under a requirement to comply with government agency regulations.

Wilderness Medicine E-Book

Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733563

Category: Medical

Page: 2304

View: 2494

Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on

The Business of Media

Corporate Media and the Public Interest

Author: David Croteau,William Hoynes,William D. Hoynes

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412913157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

View: 7508

The Second Edition of The Business of Media: Corporate Media and the Public Interest provides students with the critical, yet careful, analysis of the rapidly changing media industry that they need in order to get behind the headlines and understand our increasingly media-saturated society. Authors David Croteau and William Hoynes examine the possible influence media changes are having on society-paying particular attention to the tension between the media industry's insatiable quest for profits and a democratic society's need for a media system that serves the public interest. The Second Edition has been revised and updated to include analysis of the media business in the early years of the 21st century!

Wie ich die Dinge geregelt kriege

Selbstmanagement für den Alltag

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972314

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

View: 8217

Eigentlich sollte man längst bei einem Termin sein, doch dann klingelt das Handy und das E-Mail-Postfach quillt auch schon wieder über. Für Sport und Erholung bleibt immer weniger Zeit und am Ende resigniert man ausgebrannt, unproduktiv und völlig gestresst. Doch das muss nicht sein. Denn je entspannter wir sind, desto kreativer und produktiver werden wir. Mit David Allens einfacher und anwendungsorientierter Methode wird beides wieder möglich: effizient zu arbeiten und die Freude am Leben zurückzugewinnen.

The Failure of Wall Street

How and Why Wall Street Fails -- And What Can Be Done About It

Author: Erik Banks

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466888318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3923

Wall Street, the world's primary financial market and middleman, is in many ways a success. It brings together and places capital, creates new and innovative financial products, and buys and sells physical and financial assets. Its role in global economic growth has been, and remains, unique and vital. In spite of its importance and strengths, however, Wall Street repeatedly fails. At all levels, Wall Street makes serious mistakes in its core areas of expertise – falling short of its potential when raising capital, giving advice or managing risk, and demonstrating vulnerabilities when carrying out its responsibilities. These failures, which damage both finances and reputations, often affect a broad range of insiders and outsiders: employees and managers, personal and corporate clients, investors, creditors and regulators. In some cases they destabilize entire sectors and economies. Worse, many of these failures are likely to plague Wall Street for years to come, until there is greater willingness to recognize and resolve the underlying problems. The Failure of Wall Street analyzes how and why Wall Street fails, and what can be done to rectify the failures. After a short discussion of Wall Street's role in raising capital, granting corporate and personal advice, managing risk and acting as a trusted financial analyst, Erik Banks explores the dramatic failures that have occurred in each of these areas, using case studies and examples to illustrate the nature and extent of the problems. Next, the book demonstrates why Wall Street fails in each area of supposed "expertise," focusing on shortcomings in governance, management, skills/controls and transparency. Lastly, Banks proposes a framework for addressing the shortfalls that continue to plague Wall Street. He argues that these solutions, while not quick, easy, or cheap to implement, can help make Wall Street become the sound, consistent, and efficient financial expert it is meant to be.