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Science at EPA: Information in the Regulatory Process [NOOK Book]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect public health and the environment, and it has traditionally emphasized its regulatory mission over its scientific mission. Yet for environmental policy to be credible with the public and policymakers, EPA's actions must have a sound basis in science. In Science at EPA, Mark Powell offers detailed case studies that map the origins, flow, and impact of scientific information in eight EPA decisions involving the agency's major statutory programs. ...
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Science at EPA: Information in the Regulatory Process

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Overview

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect public health and the environment, and it has traditionally emphasized its regulatory mission over its scientific mission. Yet for environmental policy to be credible with the public and policymakers, EPA's actions must have a sound basis in science. In Science at EPA, Mark Powell offers detailed case studies that map the origins, flow, and impact of scientific information in eight EPA decisions involving the agency's major statutory programs. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, he provides the most comprehensive examination available on the acquisition and use of science in environmental regulation. Powell describes the key obstacles to the practical, efficient, and effective acquisition and use of knowledge in what is a crucial, but complex endeavor. His book is an essential contribution for practitioners, scholars and students, and citizens who are determined to protect our environment rationally and effectively.
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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has traditionally emphasized its regulatory mission over its scientific mission. This work examines the acquisition and use of science in environmental regulation, analyzing the institutions, players, politics, and challenges involved in this crucial but problematic endeavor. Includes detailed case studies that trace and evaluate the use of science in eight EPA decisions involving major statutory programs, drawing on research and personal interviews. Of interest to practitioners, students, and citizens. Powell is an American Association for the Advancement of Science Risk fellow with the US Department of Agriculture. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134271696
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/23/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Mark R. Powell, currently with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is a former researcher with the Center for Risk management at Resources for the Future.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Acquisition and Use of Science at EPA 21
3 Science inside EPA: Office of Research and Development 57
4 Science inside EPA: The Regulatory Programs 79
5 An Evaluation 111
6 Policy Proposals 147
App. A The 1991 Lead/Copper Drinking Water Rule 155
App. B The 1995 Decision Not To Revise the Arsenic in Drinking Water Rule 191
App. C The 1987 Revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Particulate Matter 241
App. D The 1993 Decision Not To Revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone 267
App. E The 1983-1984 Suspensions of Ethylene Dibromide under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act 285
App. F The 1989 Asbestos Ban and Phaseout Rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act 301
App. G Control of Dioxins and Other Organochlorines from the Pulp and Paper Industry under the Clean Water Act 329
App. H Lead in Soil at Superfund Mining Sites 375
Appendix I: List of Interviewees and Commenters 397
Appendix J: Science at EPA Interview Guides 401
Appendix K: List of Acronyms 409
Index 417
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