Science at EPA: Information in the Regulatory Process

Science at EPA: Information in the Regulatory Process

by Mark R. Powell, Mark R. Powell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1891853007

ISBN-13: 9781891853005

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891853005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
RFF Press Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 8.89(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
J. Clarence Davies
Preface
Mark R. Powell
Chapter 1
Introduction
Chapter 2
Acquisition and Use of Science at EPA
Chapter 3
Science inside EPA: Office of Research and Development
Chapter 4
Science inside EPA: The Regulatory Programs
Chapter 5
An Evaluation
Chapter 6
Policy Proposals
Appendix A
The 1991 Lead/Copper Drinking Water Rule
Appendix B
The 1995 Decision Not to Revise the Arsenic in Drinking Water Rule
Appendix C
The 1987 Revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Particulate Matter
Appendix D
The 1993 Decision Not To Revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone
Appendix E
The 1983�1984 Suspensions of Ethylene Dibromide under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
Appendix F
The 1989 Asbestos Ban and Phaseout Rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act
Appendix G
Control of Dioxins and Other Organochlorines from the Pulp and Paper Industry under the Clean Water Act
Appendix H
Lead in Soil at Superfund Mining Sites
Appendix I
List of Interviewees and Commenters
Appendix J
Science at EPA Interview Guides
Appendix K
List of Acronyms
Index

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