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A Sinking Ship: EPA Regulation of the Navy Training Program SINKEX Under the Ocean Dumping Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act

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dc.contributor.author Zippel, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-11T21:07:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-11T21:07:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12
dc.identifier.citation 3 Wash. J. Env. Law & Pol'y 267 (2013) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2160-4169
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1303
dc.description Volume 3, issue 2, Nov. 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract The EPA currently regulates the Navy program Sink Exercise (SINKEX) under a permit issued under the Ocean Dumping Act. The Navy regards SINKEX as both a “live fire exercise,” important for the training of sailors in tactics and operations, and as a ship disposal program. Due to the toxic materials used to construct the derelict ships–including PCBs, asbestos, and lead–a case was filed in San Francisco District Court alleging that the EPA is required to regulate and permit SINKEX under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This comment addresses the complexities arising from EPA permitting of SINKEX, including a comparison of the Ocean Dumping Act with the TSCA, military waivers and exemptions present in both statutes, and a discussion of possible interagency cooperation and enforcement measures this may implicate. This comment concludes that the most effective method for disposing of derelict ships while maintaining environmental and human health as well as national security is legislative reform and an increased budget for disposal. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle, WA: University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Note en_US
dc.title A Sinking Ship: EPA Regulation of the Navy Training Program SINKEX Under the Ocean Dumping Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2013 by Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. en_US


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