Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Control of Pollution Law 1
Academic Year
Distance Learning

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Other Private study on DL units; Preparation and submission of written assignment; Additional research and private study


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Module Assessment  Written Assignment of 5,000 words  100%

Brief description

This module covers the laws of the UK that relate to pollution across the media of air and water. The relevant statutory provisions and case-law are examined in order to discover the official response to polluting activities and regulatory systems established to prevent and minimise pollution from occurring. The Government'r policy initiatives and national strategies relating to these two environmental media are also considered. The administrative bodies responsible for implementation and enforcement of the legislation are highlighted, concentrating on their investigative and enforcement roles and duties.

Reading List

Recommended Text
Bell, Stuart Ball & Bell on environmental law : the law and policy relating to the protection of the environment Set text for this module edition 5th ed. Blackstone Primo search Holder, Jane Impact of EC Environmental Law in the United Kingdom Document 17. Read: Bache and McGillivray, Testing the Extended Gatekeeper. Wiley Primo search Kiss, Alexandre-Charles Manual of European Environmental Law Document 8. Read: pp. 114-123 (1997) edition 2r.e. Camb.U.P. Primo search Kramer, Ludwig EC environmental law Document 6. edition 4th Sweet and Maxwell Primo search Lowe, Philip British Environmental Policy and Europe Document 5. Read: Jordan, Andrew, The Impact on UK Environmental Administration. Routledge Primo search National Society for Clean Air Pollution handbook Document 7. Read: pp. 90-101 (1998) National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection Primo search Connecticut journal of international law Document 1. Read: Macrory, Richard; 1989, British Environmental Law: Major Strands and Characteristics, in Connecticut Journal of International Law Vol: 4, p287-303. Article not available online. Journal of environmental law Document 3. Read: Tromans, Stephen; Review of This Common Inheritance: Britains Environmental Strategy, Cm 1200 in 1991 Journal of Environmental Law 168 (ISSN 0952-8873). Article not available electronically. Journal of environmental law Document 4. Read: Osborn, Derek; 1997, Some Reflections on UK Environmental Policy, 1970-1995, in Journal of Environmental Law Vol. 9 No 1. p3-22 (ISBN 09528873). Article not available electronically. All England law reports Document 14. Read: Empress Car Company (Abertilly) Limited v National Rivers Authority [1998] 1 All ER 481 Council Directive 96/61/EC of 24 September 1996 concerning integrated pollution prevention and contr Document 9. Read: EC Directive 96/61 on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Criminal Law Forum Document 24. Read: Fisse, 1990, Sentencing Options against Corporations, in Criminal Law Forum Vol I, No 2, pp. 211-258. Article not available online. Environment Agency Enforcement and Prosecution Policy Document 23. Environment Agency, Leaflet on IPPC Document 12. Environmental law review Document 19. Read: Howarth, William, 1999, Accommodation without resolution? Emission controls and environmental quality objectives in the proposed EC Water Framework Directive, in Environmental Law Review, Vol 1, p6-26 Journal of planning and environment law Document 16. Read: Environment Agency v Brock [1998] Journal of Planning and Environment Law 968 Journal of planning and environment law Document 21. Read: Upton, William and Harwood, Richard, 1996, The Stunning Powers of the Environment Inspectors, in Journal of Planning and Environment Law p623-632 Journal of planning and environment law DocumentsDcoument 15. Read: Parpworth, Neil, 1998, Causing Water Pollution and the Acts of Third Parties, [1998] Journal of Planning and environment Law, p752-761 Modern law review Document 22. Read: Howarth, William, 1997, Self-Monitoring, Self-Policing, Self-Incrimination and Pollution Law, in the Modern Law Review 200-229 Official journal of the European Communities: C Document 18. Read: Proposal for a Council Directive establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (OJ 1999 C343/01 no 41/99 of 22 Oct. 1999). Public General Acts Document 10. Read: Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 Public General Acts Document 13. Read: Water Resources Act 1991, various sections Public General Acts Document 2. Read: The Environment Act 1995, sections 4-10. Public General Acts Document 20. Read: The Environment Act 1995, sections 108-111 Statutory Instruments Document 11. Read: Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (Regulations but not Schedules)
Supplementary Text
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This module is at CQFW Level 7