The Regulation of Environmental Contaminants in Commerce - Module 4 of 5


Question 1

______ requires the EPA to review most new toxins set to be distributed in the stream of commerce before they are manufactured

Question 2

________ focuses mainly on the cleanup of inactive hazardous substances sites and the assessment of liability for cleanup costs on facility owners.

Question 3

In the event of a release of hazard or toxic wastes into the environment, _______ would mandate that the offending party follow the cleanup requirements outlined by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

Question 4

Which government agency works with the states to identify, monitor, and respond to sites that have been contaminated by toxic releases in the past and present?

Question 5

Which of the following materials is exempt from TSCA regulations?

Question 6

_______ is a federal environmental law that specifically applies to pesticides.

Question 7

Although the EPA banned on the sale of _________, (a) highly toxic man-made organic pollutant(s) used for many industrial purposes, many years ago, the environmental impacts of this pollutant still remain.

Question 8

The regulation of contaminants and pollutions in the stream of commerce starts with _____________, which authorizes the EPA to record information on all existing chemical substances, and control those substances that are coined an unreasonable risk to the public health or the environment.

Question 9

______ is a common analytical approach involving the assessment of the costs of a particular action against its potential benefits and detriments.

Question 10

One of the EPA’s primary directives under ________ is to identify the potentially responsible parties for environmental contamination by connecting the waste found at a site to a living person or active company that may have contributed to the contamination at the site.