Advanced Environmental Law: Comparing Chemical Regulation Worldwide (20526). 2 or 3 units. This advanced environmental law course will build upon the survey course in environmental law and policy by comparing legal systems for regulating chemicals in the environment worldwide. A prior or simultaneous course in environmental law and policy or equivalent is not required but is useful.The goal is to acquaint students with the similarities and differences among legal systems for regulating chemicals worldwide. The readings will focus on the U.S., European Union, Canadian, and Chinese and Korean approaches to regulating chemicals, but students are also encouraged to research other programs from among the twenty-seven countries that regulate chemicals. 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 that includes portions of the U.S. Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), as recently amended, the EU regulation on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH), China REACH, and Korea (K_REACH). The prospects for greater international harmonization in the regulation of chemicals will also be considered. 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 capped at 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 (Thu) Grade mode: graded CRN: 10096
Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016 Questions available online Name or Id: Id Length: 4 hour(s)