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Environmental assessment II Read the case study on the role of courts in environmental law. Based on your readings, answer the following questions: 1. Which Nordic country’s court system, if any, most closely resembles that of the U.S., and why? What types of cases does this system review? 2. Discuss the two different means of access to courts discussed in the study, and offer your opinion as to whether either means would present an obstacle to court access. Anker, H. and Nilsson, A. (2009). The role of courts in environmental law – Nordic perspectives. Retrieved from http://www.courts.state.ny.us/court-innovation/Winter-2010/jciAnker-Nilsson.pdf Question 1 Executive and independent agencies perform other duties in addition to rule making. Which of the following is MOST TRUE in these other functions? Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”1″,name:”mc-ans-_93034225_1″})); Conducting research, issuing permits, and managing property Advising, collecting fees, and delegating authority Providing information, conducting tours, and interacting with similar state agencies Interacting with similar state agencies, funding grants, and adjudicating environmental disputes 1 points Question 2 Which of the following statements about the CEQ is TRUE? Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”2″,name:”mc-ans-_93034226_1″})); CEQ helps federal agencies to meet their EIS requirements under NEPA. CEQ advises the president on domestic and international economic issues. CEQ legislates between federal, state, and local governments on environmental issues. The role of the three person CEQ is primarily regulatory. 1 points Question 3 Which of the following is NOT an element of an EIS document? Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”3″,name:”mc-ans-_93034227_1″})); Any irreversible commitments of resources Any avoidable adverse environmental impact should the proposal be implemented A statement of the environmental impacts of the proposed action Alternatives to the proposal (including taking no action) 1 points Question 4 Which of the following statements about the use of EIS through NEPA is MOST TRUE? Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”4″,name:”mc-ans-_93034228_1″})); It established threshold consequences to agencies environmental projects. It reduced costs and time constraints on the agencies personnel. It has forced greater governmental awareness and more careful planning in many agencies. It established Pollution Prevention Programs as the main source in waste reduction technology. 1 points Question 5 In 2008, President Obama appointed __________as the administrator of the EPA. Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”5″,name:”mc-ans-_93034229_1″})); Barbara Boxer Lisa P. Jackson Christine Todd Whitman David Michaels 1 points Question 6 The executive branch limits the power of administrative agencies through which of the following? Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”6″,name:”mc-ans-_93034230_1″})); The power of the judiciary to augment the executive branch’s decisions The power of the President to veto congressional mandates The power of the OMB to withhold approved, appropriated funds to agencies The power of the OMB to recommend a fiscal year budget for each agency 1 points Question 7 Which of the following is NOT a part of the Department of Interior? Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”7″,name:”mc-ans-_93034231_1″})); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau of Land Management Army Corps of Engineers National Park Service 1 points Question 8 Which of the following is NOT a part of the Department of Labor? Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”8″,name:”mc-ans-_93034232_1″})); Occupational Safety and Health Administration Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety 1 points Question 9 Which of the following is NOT one of the 10 regional offices of the EPA? Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”9″,name:”mc-ans-_93034233_1″})); Dallas Chicago St. Louis Boston 1 points Question 10 Informal rule making is also known as: Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”10″,name:”mc-ans-_93034234_1″})); no hearing rule making. notice-and-comment rule making. hybrid rule making. exempted rule making. 1 points Question 11 Describe how an administrative agency functions, and illustrate how the regulatory actions of any one such agency has had an impact on your local or regional living environment. Your response should contain approximately 250-300 of your own words. Provide a reference citation for your source material. 12 Briefly outline the structure and goals of the EPA, and illustrate how this agency impacts an important environmental regulatory aspect of your workplace. Your answer should be approximately 250-300 of your own words. Provide a reference citation for your source material. 13 Reflect on what you learned in this ON Administrative Law and Its Impact on the Environment unit within Environmental Law. Describe something that you had difficulty with and where you think the difficulty lies. Your response should be at least 75 words in length. This is an opportunity for you to reflect and allow your professor to provide feedback. 14 Reflect on what you learned in this unit within Environmental Law. Describe something that you learned within Unit II that can be applied to your career or an area of interest. Your response should be at least 75 words in length. This is an opportunity for you to reflect and allow your professor to provide feedback.

 

Environmental assessment II

 

 

 

Read the case study on the role of courts in environmental law. Based on your readings, answer the following questions:

1. Which Nordic country’s court system, if any, most closely resembles that of the U.S., and why? What types of cases does this system review?

2. Discuss the two different means of access to courts discussed in the study, and offer your opinion as to whether either means would present an obstacle to court access.

Anker, H. and Nilsson, A. (2009). The role of courts in environmental law – Nordic perspectives. Retrieved from http://www.courts.state.ny.us/court-innovation/Winter-2010/jciAnker-Nilsson.pdf

 

 

 

Question 1

 

 

 

Executive and independent agencies perform other duties in addition to rule making. Which of the following is MOST TRUE in these other functions?

 

Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”1″,name:”mc-ans-_93034225_1″}));

 

Conducting research, issuing permits, and managing property
Advising, collecting fees, and delegating authority
Providing information, conducting tours, and interacting with similar state agencies
Interacting with similar state agencies, funding grants, and adjudicating environmental disputes

 

1 points

 

Question 2

 

 

 

Which of the following statements about the CEQ is TRUE?

 

Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”2″,name:”mc-ans-_93034226_1″}));

 

CEQ helps federal agencies to meet their EIS requirements under NEPA.
CEQ advises the president on domestic and international economic issues.
CEQ legislates between federal, state, and local governments on environmental issues.
The role of the three person CEQ is primarily regulatory.

 

1 points

 

Question 3

 

 

 

Which of the following is NOT an element of an EIS document?

 

Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”3″,name:”mc-ans-_93034227_1″}));

 

Any irreversible commitments of resources
Any avoidable adverse environmental impact should the proposal be implemented
A statement of the environmental impacts of the proposed action
Alternatives to the proposal (including taking no action)

 

1 points

 

Question 4

 

 

 

Which of the following statements about the use of EIS through NEPA is MOST TRUE?

 

Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”4″,name:”mc-ans-_93034228_1″}));

 

It established threshold consequences to agencies environmental projects.
It reduced costs and time constraints on the agencies personnel.
It has forced greater governmental awareness and more careful planning in many agencies.
It established Pollution Prevention Programs as the main source in waste reduction technology.

 

1 points

 

Question 5

 

 

 

In 2008, President Obama appointed __________as the administrator of the EPA.

 

Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”5″,name:”mc-ans-_93034229_1″}));

 

Barbara Boxer
Lisa P. Jackson
Christine Todd Whitman
David Michaels

 

1 points

 

Question 6

 

 

 

The executive branch limits the power of administrative agencies through which of the following?

 

Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”6″,name:”mc-ans-_93034230_1″}));

 

The power of the judiciary to augment the executive branch’s decisions
The power of the President to veto congressional mandates
The power of the OMB to withhold approved, appropriated funds to agencies
The power of the OMB to recommend a fiscal year budget for each agency

 

1 points

 

Question 7

 

 

 

Which of the following is NOT a part of the Department of Interior?

 

Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”7″,name:”mc-ans-_93034231_1″}));

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Bureau of Land Management
Army Corps of Engineers
National Park Service

 

1 points

 

Question 8

 

 

 

Which of the following is NOT a part of the Department of Labor?

 

Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”8″,name:”mc-ans-_93034232_1″}));

 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement
National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety

 

1 points

 

Question 9

 

 

 

Which of the following is NOT one of the 10 regional offices of the EPA?

 

Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”9″,name:”mc-ans-_93034233_1″}));

 

Dallas
Chicago
St. Louis
Boston

 

1 points

 

Question 10

 

 

 

Informal rule making is also known as:

 

Answer formCheckList.addElement(new Check_Answer({ref_label:”10″,name:”mc-ans-_93034234_1″}));

 

no hearing rule making.
notice-and-comment rule making.
hybrid rule making.
exempted rule making.

 

1 points

 

Question 11

 

 

 

Describe how an administrative agency functions, and illustrate how the regulatory actions of any one such agency has had an impact on your local or regional living environment. Your response should contain approximately 250-300 of your own words. Provide a reference citation for your source material.

 

12

 

  1. Briefly outline the structure and goals of the EPA, and illustrate how this agency impacts an important environmental regulatory aspect of your workplace. Your answer should be approximately 250-300 of your own words. Provide a reference citation for your source material.

    13

 

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    Reflect on what you learned in this ON Administrative Law and Its

    Impact on the

    Environment  unit within Environmental Law. Describe something that you had difficulty with and where you think the difficulty lies.

    Your response should be at least 75 words in length. This is an opportunity for you to reflect and allow your professor to provide feedback.

     

    14

 

  1.  

    Reflect on what you learned in this unit within Environmental Law. Describe something that you learned within Unit II that can be applied to your career or an area of interest.

    Your response should be at least 75 words in length. This is an opportunity for you to reflect and allow your professor to provide feedback.

 

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