Advanced Environmental Law: Chemical Controls (20526). 2 or 3 units. This advanced environmental law course will build upon the survey course in environmental law and policy (which is not required but is useful) and will apply the concepts discussed in the survey course to the issue of regulating chemicals. The basic objective is to acquaint students with the similarities and differences among the U.S., EU, and Chinese approaches to regulating chemicals, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. We will begin with an examination of the basic paradigms of Quantitative Risk Assessment in the United States and the Precautionary Principle in the European Union. We will use a set of reading materials and articles which includes portions of the U.S. Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), proposed amendments to reform TSCA, the EU regulation on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH), China REACH, and the EPA, FDA, and USDA approaches relating to biotechnology, the EU Labeling and Traceability Law, the U.S. coordinated effort on nanotechnology and the EU White Paper Towards a European Strategy for Nanotechnology. The prospects for greater international harmonization in the regulation of chemicals will also be considered. Students will conduct and report on their research on topics related to the course. The emphasis will be on what the United States, the European Union, and China can learn from one another to improve their regulatory systems. Enrollment limited to twenty-five. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. E.D. Elliott.
Note: Class participation will count toward the final grade. No more than three classes may be missed.
SLB - 113 (Mon) Grade mode: graded CRN: 10051
Exam: 12/14/2015 - 12/22/2015 Questions available online Name or Id: Id Length: 4 hour(s)