Part 1. Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through f):
a. Explain appropriative water rights.
b. What are the key differences between the 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the 1977 Clean Water Act?
c. Explain how Best Conventional Technology (BCT) and Best Available Technology (BAT) requirements differ. Which requirement is more stringent?
d. What activity requires preparation of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)?
e. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Safe Drinking Water Act?
f. Explain how the Clean Water Act affects your employer or your personal life.
Part 2. Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through d):
a. Taking into account air quality legislation prior to 1970, why is the 1970 Clean Air Act considered the beginning of the modern era in clean air legislation?
b. List the parameters that are on the NAAQS.
c. Explain how the U.S. President and/or U.S. Congress influence the U.S. EPA.
d. Explain the pros and cons of MTBE.
All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.