DUE: Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Nov 9, 2013 (4 years and 8 months ago)


APES First Week Assignment: Environmental Legislation and Human Impact

DUE: Wednesday, September 4
, 2013

Part 1 (

points): Governmental Agncies

For #1
17 of the following agencies, provide a 2 to 3 sentence description of the duties and
responsibilities of each. Include in your description the year this agency was established.

1. National Forest Service (NFS):

2. National Resource Conservation Agency

3. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Army Corps of Engineers

Office of Environmental Management

6. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

7. National Institutes of Health (NIH)

8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

9. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

10. Occupational Safety and Health Administrat
ion (OSHA)

11. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

12. Fish and Wildlife Service

13. National Park Service

14. Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement

15. United States Geological Survey (USGS)

16. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

17. Nucle
ar Regulatory Commission (NRC)

art 2

(60 points): Environmental Legislation

For #1

12 of

the following list of laws, state the main objective(s) of each law and who
oversees it

. Cite your sources properly (MLA or APA) on the reference page
page of your project).

1. Clean Air Act (CAA) of 1970, 1990

2. Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972

3. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or
Superfund), 1980

4. Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973

5. Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 1947

6. Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) of 1984

7. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act)

8. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976

9. Safe Drinking
Water Act (SDWA) of 1974

10. Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA)of 1965

11. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976

12. Wilderness Act of 1964


(30 points): Environmental Articles

• Find three current articles (from May
August of this year) tha
t provide


negative human impact on the environment.

• Each article must be about a different impact.

• You are encouraged to use articles from local sources. One of the articles

focus on
North Carolina.
(Titan Cement is a good start)

• Include each article
printed from the internet, photocopied from its source, or cut
from a newspaper or magazine.

• You may use an online newspaper or journal, as well as “.gov, .edu, or .org” sites.

ScienceDaily.com is also acceptable.

Cite your sources properly (MLA or APA) on a reference page at the end
of the project

• Remember, maintain your integrity and write your own original thoughts.

(This is true for
the whole project!)

For each article
, answer the following questions.
ease number your answers

1) Summarize the article in your own words.
This should be at least 5
8 sentences.

2) What is the problem? When did it begin?

3) Who are the responsible parties, if they are known?

4) How severe is the environmental impact?

5) What are your thoughts on the issue?


of some environmental issues: chemical contamination, oil spills, pesticides, air
pollution, climate change, rainforest deforestation, overpopulation, desertification, coral
reef destruction,
urban sprawl, introduction of non
native/invasive species,
endangered species