Environmental Law Selected Bibliography

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  2. General Information
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  4. Federal Law
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    2. Federal Statutes
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    4. Code of Federal Regulations
  5. Federal Agencies
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  7. Environmental Law Cases
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  9. Current Awareness
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  11. Florida Environmental Law
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    2. Florida Law
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    4. Florida Agencies
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    6. Other Resources
  12. Further Reading and Other Useful Information
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    2. Journals
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    4. Internet Resources/Other

  1. General Information
  2. Environmental Law in a Nutshell, by Daniel A. Farber (9th edition, 2014)

    • Call Number- KF3775 .Z9 F56 2014
    • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library, Study Aids

    Treatise on Environmental Law, by Frank P. Grad


    Environmental Law, by William Rodgers & Elizabeth Burleson (2nd edition, 2016)


    Understanding Environmental Law, by Philip Weinberg & Kevin Reilly (3rd edition, 2013)

    • Call Number- KF3775 .W45 2013
    • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library, Study Aids

    The Law of Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Substances in a Nutshell, by John G. Sprankling (2nd edition, 2007)

    • Call Number- KF3945 .Z9 S685 2007
    • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library, Study Aids

  3. Federal Law

    1. Federal Statutes (United States Code)

    2. Particularly relevant federal statutes are summarized in the following chart.

      Acronym/Popular Name Law Statutory Citation Regulatory Citation Purpose
      Antiquities Act Act for the Preservation of American Antiquities 54 U.S.C. §§ 320301-320303

      Pub. L. 59-206

      34 Stat. 225
      43 C.F.R. 3 Allows the president to create National Monuments by setting aside lands and objects of historic and scientific interest.

      Legislative History - Public Access
      NOAA, available at https://coast.noaa.gov/data/Documents/OceanLawSearch/Summary%20of%20Law%20-%20Antiquities%20Act.pdf
      CAA Clean Air Act 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 et seq.

      Pub. L. 88-206

      77 Stat. 392
      40 C.F.R. 49-97, 122-124, 144-145, 270-271 Regulates air emissions.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access HeinOnline, available at http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=leghis/caaa&collection=leghis
      CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (amended by SARA) 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 et seq.

      Pub. L. 96-510

      94 Stat. 2767
      40 C.F.R. 300-312 Governs clean-up responsibilities for historic hazardous waste sites.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access HeinOnline, available at http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=leghis/cercla&collection=leghis
      CWA Clean Water Act 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq.

      Pub. L 92-500

      86 Stat. 816
      40 C.F.R. 104-136, 140, 144-145, 230-233, 401-471, 501-503 Regulates discharge of pollutants into the water.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access HeinOnline, available at http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=leghis/cwtrat&collection=leghis
      EPCRA (SARA Title III) Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act 42 U.S.C. §§ 11001 et seq.

      Pub. L. 99-499

      100 Stat. 1728
      40 C.F.R. 302, 355, 370, 372 Requires disclosure of the storage of hazardous substances, public notification, and procedures for response in the event of a release of hazardous substances.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access ProQuest Congressional, available at https://congressional.proquest.com/congressional/docview/t33.d34.99_pl_499?accountid=14129
      ESA Endangered Species Act 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531 et seq.

      Pub. L. 93-205

      87 Stat. 884
      50 C.F.R. 17.1 et seq. Regulates and conserves threatened and endangered species and their habitats.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access ProQuest Congressional, available at https://congressional.proquest.com/congressional/docview/t33.d34.94_pl_359?accountid=14129
      FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act 7 U.S.C. §§ 136 et seq.

      Pub. L. 61-15236

      Stat. 331
      29 C.F.R. 1440.1; 40 C.F.R. 32.100 et seq., 152-168, 180.1 Regulates pesticides.
      FLPMA Federal Land Policy Management Act 43 U.S.C. §§ 1701 et seq.

      Pub. L. 94-579

      90 Stat. 2743
      Governs how the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers public lands.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access ProQuest Congressional, available at https://congressional.proquest.com/congressional/docview/t33.d34.94_pl_579?accountid=14129
      NEPA National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 42 U.S.C. §§ 4321 et seq.

      Pub. L. 91-190

      83 Stat. 852
      40 C.F.R. 6, 1500-1508; 7 C.F.R. 520; 10 C.F.R. 1021 Establishes a broad national framework for protecting the environment. Imposes environmental responsibilities on all federal agencies and requires agencies to write environmental impact statements.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access HeinOnline, available at http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=leghis/natepa&collection=leghis
      NHPA National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 16 U.S.C. §§ 470 et seq.

      Pub. L. 89-665

      80 Stat. 915
      36 C.F.R. 800 Requires federal agencies to take account of the effect of any undertaking on certain historic properties.
      Organic Act National Park Service Organic Act of 1916 16 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq.

      39 Stat. 535
      36 C.F.R. 1-199 Regulates and controls hazardous waste and manages non-hazardous waste. Amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA) to require phasing out land disposal of hazardous waste.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access ProQuest Congressional, available at https://congressional.proquest.com/congressional/docview/t33.d34.94_pl_580?accountid=14129
      RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 42 U.S.C. §§ 6901 et seq.

      Pub. L. 94-580

      90 Stat. 2795
      40 C.F.R. 144-148, 260-299 Regulates and controls hazardous waste and manages non-hazardous waste. Amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA) to require phasing out land disposal of hazardous waste.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access ProQuest Congressional, available at https://congressional.proquest.com/congressional/docview/t33.d34.94_pl_580?accountid=14129
      SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 et seq.

      Pub. L. 99-499

      100 Stat. 1613
      40 C.F.R. 300-312, 355, 373 Amended CERCLA.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access

      ProQuest Congressional, available at https://congressional.proquest.com/congressional/docview/t33.d34.99_pl_499?accountid=14129
      TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act 15 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq.

      Pub. L. 94-469

      90 Stat. 2003
      40 C.F.R. 700-799 Regulates industrial chemicals produced or imported into the United States.

      Legislative History - STU Law Access HeinOnline, available at http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=leghis/txsca&collection=leghis
      Wilderness Act Wilderness Act of 1964 16 U.S.C. §§ 1131-1136

      Pub. L. 88-577

      78 Stat. 890
      43 C.F.R. 6300 (regarding public lands)

      36 C.F.R. 293 (regarding national parks, national forests, etc.)
      Created the National Wilderness Preservation System, meant to identify and protect wilderness areas.

    3. Code of Federal Regulations
    4. Title 40 - Protection of Environment


      Title 36 - Parks, Forests, and Public Property


      Title 43 - Public Lands; Interior


  4. Federal Agencies

  5. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

    Agency Description Enabling Legislation Administered Law Decisions and Other Documents
    BLM is an agency within the Department of Interior that administers and manages public lands as well as mineral rights for federal, state, and private lands.
    https://www.blm.gov
    FLPMA
    NEPA
    ESA

    BLM Laws and Regulations
    https://www.blm.gov/about/laws-and-regulations

    BLM Facts and Land Management Information
    https://www.blm.gov/about/our-mission

    Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/ceq

    NEPA, 42 U.S.C. §§ 4321 et seq. NEPA

    CEQ Guidance
    https://ceq.doe.gov/guidance/guidance.html

    CEQ Annual Environmental Quality Reports (1970-1997)
    https://ceq.doe.gov/ceq-reports/annual_environmental_quality_reports.html

    Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
    https://www.epa.gov/nepa

    Environmental Protection Agency

    The EPA is charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.

    https://www.epa.gov

    Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1970, 84 Stat. 2086

    Clean Air Act

    Clean Water Act

    CERCLA
    EPCRA
    FIFRA
    NEPA

    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    Safe Water Drinking Act

    Toxic Substances Control Act

    Environmental Appeals Board Decisions
    Final agency decision-maker on administrative appeals.

    Administrative Law Judge Opinions
    available at https://www.epa.gov/alj

    General Counsel Opinions
    available at https://web.archive.org/web/20150906063620/ or http://www.epa.gov/ogc/documents.htm

    EPA Information and Technical Documents
    available at https://www.epa.gov/nscep

    Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of Interior (FWS)

    Fish and Wildlife Service is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats.

    https://www.fws.gov/

    Fish and Wildlife Act, 16 U.S.C. § 742a et. seq.

    Endangered Species Act

    FWS and NOAA Decisions and Other Documents
    Ocean Resources and Wildlife Reporter

    Federal Register Notices
    EPA, available at
    https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/fish-and-wildlife-service

    Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ)

    The Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice handles environmental and natural resources litigation on behalf of the United States. The work of the Division arises under approximately 150 federal civil and criminal statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA (Superfund) and others.

    https://www.justice.gov/enrd

    Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970, 5 U.S.C. 906

    Endangered Species Act

    FWS and NOAA Decisions and Other Documents

    National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    NOAA is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA warns of dangerous weather, charts seas and skies, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve understanding and stewardship of the environment.

    https://www.noaa.gov

    Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970, 5 U.S.C. 906

    FWS and NOAA Decisions and Other Documents

    STU Law Access: Westlaw, available at
    https://1.next.westlaw.com/Browse/Home/
    AdministrativeDecisionsGuidance/FederalAdministrative
    DecisionsGuidance/DepartmentofCommerce/OceanResources
    WildlifeReporter?contextData=(sc.Default)&transitionType=Default

    United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

    The Army Corps of Engineers, with environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, works diligently to strengthen our nation's security by building and maintaining America's infrastructure.

    http://www.usace.army.mil/

    Clean Air Act

    Clean Water Act

    CERCLA
    EPCRA
    FIFRA
    NEPA

    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    Safe Water Drinking Act

    Toxic Substances Control Act

    USACE Information and Ongoing Projects
    USACE, available at http://www.usace.army.mil/Media/Fact-Sheets/


  6. Environmental Law Cases
  7. Federal and State Environmental Cases - LexisNexis

    Environmental Law Cases - Westlaw

    BNA Environment and Safety Library


  8. Current Awareness
  9. Environment Reporter

    Daily Environment Report

    EPA Newsroom

    EHS Federal Regulatory Alert

    Energy and Climate Report

    Toxics Law Reporter


  10. Florida Environmental Law

    1. Florida Law

    2. Area of Law Florida Statutory Provision
      Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Control Title XXXV - Fla. Stat. §§ 570-604
      Drainage Title XXI - Fla. Stat. § 298
      Natural Resources, Conservation, Reclamation, and Use Statutes Title XXVII - Fla. Stat. §§ 369-380
      Planning and Development Title XIII - Fla. Stat. §§ 186-191
      Ports and Harbors Title XXII - Fla. Stat. § 308-315
      Public Health, Environmental Control Title XXIX, Chapter 403 - Fla. Stat. § 403
      Public Lands and Property Title XVIII - Fla. Stat. §§ 253-274

    3. Florida Agencies
    4. Florida Department of Environmental Protection

      • Public Access- https://www.dep.state.fl.us
      • Note- DEP is the lead agency in Florida for environmental management and stewardship divided into three primary areas: Regulatory Programs, Land and Recreation, and Water Policy and Ecosystem Restoration.

      Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

      • Public Access- http://myfwc.com/
      • Note- FWC is authorized by the Florida Constitution to enact rules and regulations regarding Florida's fish and wildlife resources.

      Florida Water Management Districts

      • Northwest Florida Water Management District
      • St. Johns River Water Management District
      • South Florida Water Management District
      • Southwest Florida Water Management District
      • Suwanee River Water Management District
      • Note- The water management districts administer flood protection programs and perform technical investigations into water resources. The districts also develop water management plans for water shortages in times of drought and to acquire and manage lands for water management purposes under the Save Our Rivers program. Regulatory programs delegated to the districts include programs to manage the consumptive use of water, aquifer recharge, well construction and surface water management.

      Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management

      • Public Access- http://www.miamidade.gov/environment/
      • Note- Provides local support for Florida DEP projects as well as regulating Miami-Dade County's public water supply, beach maintenance and preservation, as well as other duties.

    5. Other Resources
    6. The Environmental and Land Use Section of the Florida Bar


      The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP)

      • Public Access- https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/cerp.htm
      • Note- CERP provides a framework and guide to restore, protect and preserve the water resources of central and southern Florida, including the Everglades, covering 16 counties over an 18,000-square-mile area.

  11. Further Reading and Other Useful Information

    1. Journals

    2. Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum


      Harvard Environmental Law Review


      Environmental Law


      Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law


    3. Internet Resources/Other
    4. National Council for Science and the Environment

      • Public Access- NCSE, available at https://www.ncseglobal.org/
      • Note- The NCSE website contains many environmental reports from the Congressional Research Service as well as other documents, news reports, and scientific information.