Environmental Regulations and Standard Setting

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Bhaskar Nath
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Environmental Regulations and Standard Setting is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

Environmental regulation and the setting of environmental standards is concerned with command-and-control standards and regulations to control most of the pollutants generated by anthropogenic activities impacting on the three main environmental compartments: air, water, and land (including waste). Methods of regulatory control are described along with all major associated issues, including criteria for standard setting, enforcement of standards, public participation, and the deficiencies of conventional standards and regulations in securing the sustainability of earth's natural environmental capital. The Theme is organized into four different topics which represent the main scientific areas of the theme: The first topic, the need for environmental regulation and standards, problems encountered in setting standards, and the major deficiencies of environmental standards vis-à-vis environmental sustainability are discussed in this topic. The succeeding two topics are Environmental Quality Standards; Source-Oriented Control of Pollution; The fourth topic, the two prevailing types of standards are discussed — ecologically-based standards whose main purpose is to limit the degradation caused to ecosystems by anthropogenic activities, and health-based standards which focus on minimizing the adverse environmental impacts on human health. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Bhaskar Nath received his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1960, followed by the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wales, UK, in 1964. In 1983 he was awarded the D.Sc. degree by the University of London for his outstanding original research (according to citation) in numerical mathematics. In 2001 he was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr.H.C.) by the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria, for his contribution to environmental education. After having taught at the University of London for more than 27 years, currently Professor Nath is Director of the European Centre for Pollution Research, London; Executive Director of International Centre for Technical Research, London; Editor of Environment, Development and Sustainability published by Springer; visiting professor to several European universities, and consultant to a number of international companies and organizations. Professor Nath’s research interests include Numerical Mathematics, Elasto-Hydrodynamics, Philosophy, Environmental Economics, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Education. He has more than 100 scientific publications in these and related areas including 13 books.

Table of Contents (28 Chapters)
  • 1. Environmental Regulations and Standard Setting

    Bhaskar Nath
      
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    Volume : 1
  • 2. Environmental Pollution Regulations

    Prabir Ganguly
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 3. Local Regulations

    Prabir Ganguly
      
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    Volume : 1
  • 4. National (Federal) Regulations

    Prabir Ganguly
      
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  • 5. International Regulations

    Prabir Ganguly
      
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  • 6. Regulation of Air Pollutants

    Prabir Ganguly
      
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    Volume : 1
  • 7. Regulation of Water Pollutants

    Prabir Ganguly
      
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  • 8. Regulation of Land Pollutants and Solid Waste Disposal

    Prabir Ganguly
      
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  • 9. Regulations on Fuel Extraction and Combustion

    Prabir Ganguly
      
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  • 10. Environmental Quality Standards

    P. D. Kalabokas,M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 11. Objectives of and Procedures for Setting Standards

    P. D. Kalabokas,M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 12. Science of Environmental Quality Standard Setting

    P. D. Kalabokas,M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 13. Advantages and Disadvantages of Air Quality Standards

    P. D. Kalabokas,M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 14. Adoption of Standards

    P. D. Kalabokas,M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 15. Implementation and Enforcement

    P. D. Kalabokas,M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 16. Source-Oriented Control of Pollution

    A. K.Karavanas, M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 17. Licensing and Permitting of Discharges

    A. K.Karavanas, M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 18. Effluent Limits for Discharges

    A. Karavanas, M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 19. Performance Standards: Establishing Discharge Zones

    A. Karavanas, M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 20. Facility Design Requirements

    A. Karavanas, M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 21. Trading of Pollution Discharge Rights

    A. Karavanas, M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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  • 22. Best Management Practices

    A. Karavanas, M.N. Christolis and N.C. Markatos
      
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    Volume : 1
  • 23. Types of Standards

    Luc Hens
      
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  • 24. Ecologically Based Standards

    Luc Hens
      
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  • 25. Health Based Standards: Epidemiology

    Luc Hens
      
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  • 26. Health Based Standards: Toxicology

    Luc Hens
      
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  • 27. Health Based Standards: Oncology

    Luc Hens
      
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  • 28. Participants in Standard Setting

    Luc Hens
      
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    Volume : 1
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