Accession Number : ADA220854


Title :   Environmental Enforcement of Federal Agencies: A Struggle for Power under the 'New Federalism'


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Sarver, Richard E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a220854.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 113


Abstract : The challenge to Federalism presented by the new wave of environmental statutes is, while not unique in our history, a significant strain on state and federal relations. Behind this tension is the question of who should enforce these laws, especially when the violator is a Federal agency. Traditionally Federal agencies have been free to perform their diverse missions without restraint either from other Federal agencies or the states. This freedom has led to abuse in the arena of environmental compliance. Recent congressional hearings concerning amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act saw a congressional feeding frenzy over what was termed the abominable mess of federal facility environmental compliance. The obvious anger and frustration directed toward federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), by representatives of the states is a clear indicator of the extent of the problem and also a catalyst for an ill-conceived and dangerous legislative fix. Keywords: Environmental management; Hazardous waste; Pollution control.


Descriptors :   *LEGISLATION , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , MISSIONS , RESOURCES , CATALYSTS , WASTES , CONSERVATION , POLLUTION ABATEMENT , INDICATORS , LAW ENFORCEMENT , WAVES , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , POSITION FINDING , THESES , FRUSTRATION , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE