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Environmental Decision Making in the Presence of Uncertainty

  • Mark A. Harwell
  • Christine C. Harwell
Part of the Springer Advanced Text in Life Sciences book series (SATLIFE)

Abstract

The previous chapter was an overview of the regulatory framework under which EPA effects environmental protection and management. When legislation is written in Congress, it contains both broad statements as to its general purpose and specific sections describing what activities are to be regulated and, sometimes, how such regulation is to occur. This language, along with the recorded legislative history (e.g., House and Senate reports, conference committee reports), indicates to the government agency charged with implementing the legislation the directions to follow in formulating regulations and enforcement mechanisms.

Keywords

Environmental Decision Ecological Information Chemical Input Crystal Ball Physicochemical Environment 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark A. Harwell
    • 1
  • Christine C. Harwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Environmental ResearchCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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