ULC Course Description

Control Number: 170
Course Number: 33ELR01A
CEUs: 3.2     PDHs: 0.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
After completing the course, students will be able to (a) list major federal statutes designed to protect the environment; (b) summarize the major provisions of each federal environmental law and relationship to activities of the Corps of Engineers; (c) find the federal and state environmental statutes and regulations pertinent to a specific Corps activity, given access to a reference library; (d) identify and state legal requirements for environmental protection related to specified Corps activity, given access to suitable reference materials.

This is a general survey course designed for non-attorneys or for attorneys with limited background in environmental law. Topics include federal laws and regulations for environmental protection; pollution standards and variances; congressional and judicial developments; economic and technical difficulties in meeting standards; relation of the Corps of Engineers to state and federal agencies in meeting standards and enforcing laws; methods of monitoring pollution; legal penalties; litigation techniques; the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 regulatory provisions; the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Executive Order 11514; the NEPA regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality; the Federal Clean Water Act; the Federal Clean Air Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act; the Endangered Species Act; the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act; the Historic Preservation Act; the Noise Control Act; the Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act; the Coastal Zone Management Act; regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency; and state laws and regulations. *This course is not intended for personnel primarily involved with hazardous and toxic waste projects and does not include detailed coverage of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive, Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), or the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986. This course is ISEERB (Interservice Environmental Education Review Board) approved. It has been reviewed by subject matter experts from DOD Components and found to be suitable to more than one agency.

Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: Selected 0020, 0100, 0400, 0800, and 0900; (b) Grade: GS-07 or above. Nominees should have the abilities stated in the Environmental Impact Assessment course.


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