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Question 1

 

 

 

If a court finds that an EIS is inadequate:

 

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the court has the power to require the agency to modify the project.

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the court has the power to institute a temporary injunction of agency action until a proper EIS has been filed.

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the court has the power to require the agency to hold a public hearing.

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the court has no remedy in this situation.

 

4 points  

 

Question 2

 

 

 

In response to such events as the Cuyahoga River fire and a 250 million gallon crude oil spill of the coast of Santa Barbara, California, Congress passed which Act in the 1960s?

 

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The Safe Drinking Water Act

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The Clean Water Act

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The Federal Water Pollution Control Act

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The Rivers and Harbors Act

 

4 points  

 

Question 3

 

 

 

The principle establishing that the authority to govern is divided between two sovereigns is known as __________.

 

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the Commerce Clause

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Federal Preemption

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the Takings Clause

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federalism

 

4 points  

 

Question 4

 

 

 

Which of the following statements about the methods of securing arbitration is FALSE?

 

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To secure arbitration, two parties can include a binding arbitration clause into a contract.

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If no arbitration clause is included, parties can secure arbitration by entering into a submission agreement.

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If two parties have entered into a submission agreement or have included a binding arbitration clause in their contract, federal and state courts can decide whether to require arbitration in the event of a dispute.

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Both a submission agreement and an arbitration clause usually include the means by which the arbitrator will be selected.

 

4 points  

 

Question 5

 

 

 

An operator of a proposed construction site of one acre or more must submit a SWPPP. The plan must include all of the following EXCEPT:

 

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the installation of BMPs to control erosion and sediment and manage storm water.

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the maintaining a clear construction site.

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the testing plan for site runoff.

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the minimization of the exposure of bare soils to precipitation.

 

4 points  

 

Question 6

 

 

 

The act that requires federal agencies to publish in the Federal Register places where the public can get information from agencies is __________.

 

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the Government in Sunshine Act

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the Congressional Review Act

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the Federal Tort Claim Act

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the Freedom of Information Act

 

4 points  

 

Question 7

 

 

 

Chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) are a factor in which of the following air pollution problems?

 

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Ozone depletion

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Acid deposition

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The greenhouse effect

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Both a and c

 

4 points  

 

Question 8

 

 

 

One disinfection by-product that results from the reaction between dissolved organic compounds and chlorine is __________.

 

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DDT

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THMs

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copper

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PCBs

 

4 points  

 

Question 9

 

 

 

Starting with the passage of the 1996 amendments to the primary drinking water standards, the national primary drinking water standards must be reviewed at least every __________.

 

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6 years

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2 years

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10 years

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5 years

 

4 points  

 

Question 10

 

 

 

Which landmark case established that the U.S. Supreme Court and most state supreme courts have the power to determine whether a statute is constitutional?

 

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Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife

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Sierra Club v. Morton

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Marbury v. Madison

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United States v. Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures

 

4 points  

 

Question 11

 

 

 

Describe the difference between conventional and toxic organics. Compare the relative amounts of each allowed in water. Provide a reference citation for your source material. There is no minimum word requirement for your written response.

 

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1.     What is the difference between riparian and appropriative water rights? Under what conditions is each of these most suited? Provide a reference citation for your source material. There is no minimum word requirement for your written response.

 

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