An Overview of Regulatory Responsibilities
Much confusion and misunderstanding of regulations, particularly those concerned with health and safety and the protection of the environment, has resulted from the fact that most laymen, and particularly scientists, do not really understand the structure of the laws that mandate such regulations. Their constitutional basis and distinction between the roles of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government in enacting and implementing these laws must be appreciated by those who would take part in shaping such regulations.
KeywordsEnvironmental Protection Agency Toxic Agent Effluent Standard Regulatory Legislation Administrative Discretion
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