Course DescriptionThis course presents an overview of how environmental statutes related to solid waste management and recycling are developed and implemented. Legislative analysis of proposed laws is covered, as well as the statutory framework of the solid waste and recycling field, and current regulations in the recycling and solid waste field. Topics include various types of policies, laws, and ordinances; specific legal cases related to hazardous waste, owner/operator liability of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities; permitting, CEQA requirements, and other land use regulations/policies; and the impact of environmental law and cases as it relates to everyday business and real estate transactions. Various regulations, interpretations and policies, and the practical impact of regulations are examined. Sample contracts and legal issues that arise from implementation of AB 939 are reviewed and analyzed in detail. Contract compliance review procedures and legal remedies to breach of contract conditions are discussed. The course also covers the regulatory enforcement programs of local enforcement agencies/CIWMB related to compliance of permitted solid waste facilities. Students are required analyze environmental legislation and regulations and determine their impact on industry, jurisdictions, businesses, and the public, as well as the different provisions/clauses in a typical franchise agreement.
Department of Engineering & Technology