ENVR06083 2020 Environmental Regulation
This subject introduces the learner to law and legislative approaches and to current environmental legal instruments and relevant institutional structures. The learner will be able to address issues associated with environmental regulation and other interventions in the Irish context. The role of the European Union and the Irish legislature in the formation of national environmental legislation is examined as is the role and responsibilities of environmental enforcement agencies. The aim is to provide a sense of how the overall regulatory system operates and might affect an organisation and how it can be used to protect the environment. The importance of environmental compliance is also explored.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Give an overview the Irish and EU legislative system, sources of legislation and list and explain key terms and definitions associated with environmental regulation
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pertinent areas of environmental legislation, including the major obligations/provisions of the main Irish environmental Acts and S.I.’s and relevant international legal documents.
Explain the legal and institutional framework designed for environmental protection in Ireland.
Communicate information regarding environmental legislation in layman’s terms.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered full-time. This will include lectures, practicals, and site visits augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).
Module Assessment Strategies
Module will be assessed by Continuous assessment (100%). There will be a combination of short written assessments, a written assignment and presentation of information.
Repeat Continuous Assessment
- Introduction to law and legislative approaches
- Irish and EU law and legislation
- Enforcement Agencies and Bodies with responsibilities in environmental regulation
- Courts, liability
- Regulation and compliance
- Common provisions in environmental legislation
- The public and the environment
- Environmental Legislation
- Main Acts
- Key S.I.s
- Environmental regulation in practice
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||In-class exams||Continuous Assessment||Closed Book Exam||60 %||OnGoing||1,2|
|2||Presenting information||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||20 %||Week 10||2,4|
|3||Written assignment||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||20 %||Week 13||2,3,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent learning||4||Weekly||4.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2014-10-24 Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN 1780435002 ISBN-13 9781780435008
2013-10-01 The Irish Legal System (Core Text) Clarus Press Ltd
ISBN 1905536585 ISBN-13 9781905536580
2005-12-15 Environmental and Land Use Law Round Hall Ltd
ISBN 1858003598 ISBN-13 9781858003597
2014-02-26 Local Authority Enforcement Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN 1780432526 ISBN-13 9781780432526
2009-12-14 Presentation Skills (Crisp Fifty-Minute Books) CRiSP
ISBN 1426004877 ISBN-13 9781426004872
2016-07-03 Develop Your Presentation Skills (Creating Success) Kogan Page
ISBN 074947565X ISBN-13 9780749475659
as new unused
2016-11-28 Writing at Work: Strategies for today's coworkers, clients, and customers (The Write It Well Series on Business Communication) Advanced Communication Designs, Inc
ISBN 0982447183 ISBN-13 9780982447185
2013-10-01 Academic Writing Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN 1443850543 ISBN-13 9781443850544
How do I improve my essay writing skills? Where can I learn quickly how to improve my speech writing? How does writing for the web differ from conventional writing? Are there some categories of mistakes that people commonly make in attempting to write good prose? How can I be persuasive in my writing style? How did language evolve? What is 'genre theory'? How do I become creative in my prose writing? These and other curious and relevant questions are answered in Academic Writing. Writing is about communication with words, and academic writing is about choosing words carefully to communicate complex ideas. The purpose of the fourteen chapters of this monograph is to provide an introduction to the practice of academic writing with an emphasis on prose writing in particular, for both print-based and online media. Each of the fourteen chapters explores different aspects of academic writing from practical, professional and theoretical perspectives. The book is written for students, teachers and educators at tertiary organisations. Word connoisseurs, debaters, writers and readers may also enjoy its argumentations and analyses.
02/07/2018 EPA Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
11/09/2014 Focus on Environmental Enforcement in Ireland 2009 - 2012 (or latest) Environmental Protection Agency
Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal
Journal of Environmental Law