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Charles D Treser
ENV H 471
Seattle Campus

Environmental Health Regulation

Introduction to administrative regulation and process. Authority, jurisdiction, and structure of environmental control programs and agencies; the regulatory process; agency acquisition and retention of information; administrative actions; enforcement of environmental health laws; major statutes and cases affecting programs. Prerequisite: ENV H 482. Offered: W.

Class description

This course is designed for Environmental Health majors to provide them with a background in, and an appreciation for, law and the legal system in the United States as they apply to the practice of environmental health. The course covers the basics of adminsitrative law and process as it applies to the practice of environmental health, paying particular attention to issues of governmental powers, and the limits to those pwoers, inspection and in- vestigation authority, enforecment and personal and agency liability.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This course involves a combination of lecture and class discussion. Class discussion will revolve around a series of legal cases illustrative of the issues and concerns beign addressed in the course.

Recommended preparation

Environmental health majors in their senior year who have completed ENV H 482 (Environmental Health Internships).

Class assignments and grading

This is a reading intensive course. Students are expected to have read the assigned chapters in the textbook before coming to class. In addition to the textbook, student will be responsible for reading a series of articles and other supplementary materials which further explore the course topics. Student will examine a series of legal cases and prepare a written case brief or summary which will form the basis for the class discussions.

Grades will be based on class participation, the quality of the case briefs, and a final examiantion.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Charles D Treser
Date: 07/23/1998