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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2017-2018 Catalog 
    Aug 12, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENV 203 - Environmental Policy and Regulations

Prerequisite: ENG 101 
(3 Credits)
Students will review the historical context of environmental legislation, including a review of the early conservation movement and the establishment of the first National Parks, the National Park Service and the US Forestry Service, as well as early legislative efforts enacted to protect and conserve U.S. Natural resources. Students will also examine significant environmental legislation such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Superfund, and the Toxic Substance Control Act, etc., as well as more recent programs such as Pollution Prevention Act and Brownfields. Regulatory concepts will be underscored with the introduction of concepts of environmental economics, principles of environmental management and the social construct of environmental legislation. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

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