Waste Management
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40850 - Managing Electronic Waste: Issues with Exporting E-Waste
27-Sep-2010; Linda Luther; 16 p.
Abstract: Electronic waste (e-waste) is a term that is used loosely to refer to obsolete, broken, or irreparable electronic devices like televisions, computer central processing units (CPUs), computer monitors (flat screen and cathode ray tubes), laptops, printers, scanners, and associated wiring. E-waste h.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ R41308 - The 2010 Oil Spill: Criminal Liability Under Wildlife Laws
31-Aug-2010; Kristina Alexander; 13 p.
Update: Previous releases:
July 14, 2010
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Abstract: The United States has laws that make it illegal to harm protected wildlife. Those laws could be used to prosecute those who caused the 2010 oil spill. Perhaps the most famous of these laws is the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which provides for both criminal and civil penalties for acts that harm.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Waste Management, Pollution
go directly to report, PDF _ R41265 - The 2010 Oil Spill: The MMS/BOEMRE and NEPA
19-Aug-2010; Kristina Alexander; 30 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 4, 2010
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Abstract: On April 20, 2010, an exploratory oil well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 people and causing the worst oil spill in American history. The oil well was on a tract leased by BP, having obtained a lease and the relevant permits from the federal government. Under relevant federal law, fed.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, Pollution, Marine
go directly to report, PDF _ R41370 - Federal Civil and Criminal Penalties Possibly Applicable to Parties Responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
16-Aug-2010; Robert Meltz; 13 p.
Abstract: Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began on April 20, 2010, Congress has given much attention to the compensatory liability provisions of the Oil Pollution Act and, to a lesser extent, those of the Jones Act and the Death on the High Seas Act. However, federal laws possibly relevant to the oil.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Waste Management, Pollution
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33691 - Animal Waste and Hazardous Substances: Current Laws and Legislative Issues
26-Jul-2010; Claudia Copeland; 13 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 21, 2009
September 30, 2008
January 25, 2008
April 11, 2007
October 17, 2006
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Abstract: The animal sector of agriculture has undergone major changes in the last several decades: organizational changes within the industry to enhance economic efficiency have resulted in larger confined production facilities that often are geographically concentrated. These changes, in turn, have given.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Waste Management, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ R41262 - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Selected Issues for Congress
31-Jul-2010; Curry Hagerty, Jonathan Ramseur; 53 p.
Update: Previous releases:
July 15, 2010
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Abstract: On April 20, 2010, an explosion and fire occurred on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. This resulted in 11 worker fatalities, a massive oil release, and a national response effort in the Gulf of Mexico region by the federal and state governments as well as BP. Based on est.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, Marine, Wetlands
go directly to report, PDF _ R41341 - Regulating Coal Combustion Waste Disposal: Issues for Congress
21-Sep-2010; Linda Luther; 25 p.
Abstract: Coal combustion waste (CCW) is inorganic material that remains after pulverized coal is burned for electricity production. A tremendous amount of the material is generated each year—industry estimates that as much as 136 million tons were generated in 2008. On December 22, 2008, national attentio.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, Pollution, Energy
go directly to report, PDF _ R41130 - Legal Issues Associated with the Development of Carbon Dioxide Sequestratian Technology
19-Mar-2010; Adam Vann, James E. Nicols, Paul W. Parfomak; 23 p.
Abstract: In the last few years there has been a surge in interest in the geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2), a process often referred to as carbon capture and storage, or carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), as a way to mitigate man-made CO2 emissions and thereby help address climate change.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Stratospheric Ozone, Waste Management
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33656 - Animal Waste and Water Quality: EPA’s Response to the Waterkeeper Alliance Court Decision on Regulation of CAFOs
15-Jun-2010; Claudia Copeland; 20 p.
Update: Previous releases:
August 20, 2008
August 31, 2007
May 16, 2007
September 20, 2006
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Abstract: In October 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a regulation to revise a 2003 Clean Water Act rule governing waste discharges from large confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). This action was necessitated by a 2005 federal court decision (Waterkeeper Alliance et al. v. EPA,.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Waste Management, Pollution
go directly to report, PDF _ R41266 - Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA): Liability of Responsible Parties
2-Jun-2010; James E Nichols; 22 p.
Abstract: The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) establishes a framework that addresses the liability of responsible parties in connection with the discharge of oil into the navigable waters of the United States, adjoining shorelines, or the exclusive economic zone. Among other provisions, OPA limits certain .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pollution, Waste Management
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