Hazardous Waste & Toxic Substances | L4380

This practical, hands-on course reviews the major federal environmental protection programs, with an emphasis on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or “Superfund”) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). It also covers Toxic Torts, Underground Storage Tanks, the Clean Water Act, Safe Water Drinking Act, and the Clean Air Act. Other materials may be distributed by the instructor on OSHA, NEPA, TSCA, OPA, the Colorado state voluntary cleanup program (VCUP), toxicology, and immunity issues. The course emphasizes practical application of major environmental laws. Students will become familiar with statutory and regulatory schemes, and are expected to be able to identify environmental legal issues and apply environmental laws and regulations to hypothetical problems.

Prerequisites: JD student prerequisites: Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, or Public Land and Resource Law. LLM & MRLS student prerequisites: 1) Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, or Public Land and Resource Law, or 2) be registered to take any of these
Credit Hours: 3