Regulatory policy - institutional challenges to implementing the Clean Water Act in Arizona.

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Title:
Regulatory policy - institutional challenges to implementing the Clean Water Act in Arizona.
Author:
Ritter, Susan Elizabeth,1960-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study of regulatory policy concerns issues and problems related to "new" social regulatory policies. These policies, initiated in the late 1960's, introduced fundamentally different approaches to regulatory policy, including comprehensive constraints on bureaucratic discretion, markedly increased federal oversight, and strong and absolutely worded statutes. While effective in many ways, these new approaches are blamed for seriously inhibiting the flexibility and creative problem-solving powers of implementing agencies. To illustrate these problems, this study focuses on the implementation of the Clean Water Act in Arizona, where regulation of effluent dominated waters in an arid state poses a unique situation. The thesis shows how characteristics associated with new social regulations have facilitated the resultant unfortunate regulatory outcome. By using the Arizona case, reforms that increase agency responsiveness yet maintain the strength and integrity of the innovative policies are recommended.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water -- Political aspects.; Water -- Law and legislation -- Arizona.; Groundwater -- Management -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
King, David A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleRegulatory policy - institutional challenges to implementing the Clean Water Act in Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorRitter, Susan Elizabeth,1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRitter, Susan Elizabeth,1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study of regulatory policy concerns issues and problems related to "new" social regulatory policies. These policies, initiated in the late 1960's, introduced fundamentally different approaches to regulatory policy, including comprehensive constraints on bureaucratic discretion, markedly increased federal oversight, and strong and absolutely worded statutes. While effective in many ways, these new approaches are blamed for seriously inhibiting the flexibility and creative problem-solving powers of implementing agencies. To illustrate these problems, this study focuses on the implementation of the Clean Water Act in Arizona, where regulation of effluent dominated waters in an arid state poses a unique situation. The thesis shows how characteristics associated with new social regulations have facilitated the resultant unfortunate regulatory outcome. By using the Arizona case, reforms that increase agency responsiveness yet maintain the strength and integrity of the innovative policies are recommended.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater -- Political aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater -- Law and legislation -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Management -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairKing, David A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGuertin, David Phillipen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCortner, Hanna J.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc221707065en_US
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