ENVIRONMENT & POLLUTION, Fall 2003, version 1.0

 

2 September 2003

 

Date Pages Topic; main cases

 

-WEEK 1--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Chapter II - Origins of Modern Pollution Laws

 

8/20 214-234 Common Law, Early History of Regulation

 

-WEEK 2--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Chapter III Clean Water Act

 

8/25 234-254 continued

 

8/27 255-268 National Effluent Limitations: Du Pont

 

-WEEK 3--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

9/1 Labor Day Holiday, no class

 

9/3 268-292 Technological Feasibility: BPT, BCT:

CMA, Amer. Paper Inst.

 

9/5 (Friday) 292-314 Technological Feasibility - BAT, Pretreatment, NSPS:

CMA, NRDC (NPDES Permit Regs)

 

-WEEK 4--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

9/8 314-332 Variances, Excursions: CMA (FDF),:

Amer. Petr. Inst., NRDC (Upsets)

 

9/10 332-335 Water Quality Standards

342-352 Conflict between WQS and Tech. Standards: U.S. Steel

 

-WEEK 5--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

9/15 352-375 Permit System I: NRDC (Point Sources)

 

9/17 360-375 Permit System II: NRDC (NPDES Permit Regs)

 


-WEEK 6--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Chapter IV - Clean Air Act

 

9/22 376-391 National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Kennecott

 

9/24 391-411 NAAQS, continued: Lead Industries, NRDC

 

-WEEK 7--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

9/29 417-432 Legislative History, SIPs, Technology, Economics: Union Electric

 

10/1 432-458 SIPs, Rules, Promulgation, Modeling: Texas

 

-WEEK 8-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

10/6 468#7-477 Non-Standards, Dispersion: Kennecott

 

 

10/8 477-494 NSPS, Bubble, Statutory Interpretation: Portland Cement,

National Lime, Chevron

 

Chapter V - Toxic Substances

 

10/10 (Friday) 595-616 Introduction to Toxicology and Regulation: Ethyl

632-642

 

-WEEK 9--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

10/13 642-659 Uncertainty and Risk of Harm:, Benzene

 

10/15 670-686 Regulation of Toxics - FIFRA: EDF (Aldrin)

 

-WEEK 10------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

10/20 686-707 Regulation of Toxics - C.W.A., C.A.A.: EDF (PCBs),

NRDC (Vinyl Chloride)

 

10/22 670-686 Regulation of Toxics - FIFRA: EDF (Aldrin)

 

-WEEK 11------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

10/27, 10/29 Possible trip to Geneva (or possible following week to Shanghai)

 


-WEEK 12------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Chapter VI - Judicial Review and Enforcement

 

11/3 783-797 Judicial Review & Bureaucracy-Forcing: Illinois

 

11/5 797-815 Bureaucracy-Stimulating: Sierra Club (Strip Mines)

 

-WEEK 13------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

11/10 815-825 Enforcement - Orders & Penalties: Duquesne

835-848 Criminal Sanctions: Hayes

11/12 867-879 Citizen Suits: Gwaltney

Supp. mat. Steel Company; Laidlaw

881-886 Forcing to Enforce?: Atlantic Terminal

 

-WEEK 14------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

11/17 Probable trip to Washington, D.C.

 

11/19 Supp. mat.

 

-WEEK 15------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

11/24 Supp. mat.

 

11/26 Supp mat.

 

11/27 Thanksgiving Day

 

-WEEK 16------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

12/1 Review

 

12/3 Review, Last Day

 

 

Prof. John E. Bonine, jebonine@law.uoregon.edu