Government agencies are no longer exempt from environmental laws and a city or municipality must know those laws if they are to make decisions without getting themselves into trouble or cut off from County or Federal Funding. Thus, every city must understand that the water and air pollution they create, they are legally responsible for. It’s time for cities to clean up their act.
In the book you will be introduced to the realities of where the EPA starts, stops and where the cities are to follow the letter of the law. The book has chapters on NPDES permits, oil and fuel management, hazardous waste and god forbid; Superfund Sites. Of course, there are chapters on other things such as pesticides, asbestos, air quality and safe drinking water; all of which are obviously paramount to the safety and welfare of the people. Cities must have a good understanding of these things when buying and selling real estate, zoning, making city ordinances and rules for businesses and residences, otherwise the city can be liable for millions, or in some cases billions in fines from other agencies.