1 Business Regulation Simulation
According to the simulation “Business Regulation” Alumina, Inc. is a $4 billion aluminum maker, based in the United States. An international organization operating in eight countries around the globe, with the United States market accounting for approximately 70% of it sales.
In 2003 Alumina was reported to be in violation of environmental discharge norms in a routine EPA compliance evaluation inspection. A clean up order was issued by the EPA, to which Alumina promptly complied. It should be noted that Alumina has had one violation incident and overall has enjoyed a good regulation compliance record.
Alumina falls under the jurisdiction of region 6 of the EPA. Along with the State of Erehwon, the Water Quality Protection Division of EPA Region 6 focuses its resources on protecting and preserving the aquatic ecosystems and water resources of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as the Tribal lands located within the region. The EPA’s vision is to provide leadership and assistance and support protection and restoration efforts so that all waters in Region 6 meet all designated uses, and all citizens have access to safe drinking water.
Today’s issue of the local newspaper, The Erehwon Reporter, features a front-page story of Kelly Bates, a 38-year-old single mother and her 10-year-old daughter’s leukemia. The story is accusing Alumina, Inc of repeatedly contaminating the waters of Lake Dira with carcinogenic effluents. Ms. Bates alleged that consumption of the contaminated water is the proximate cause of her daughter’s leukemia. She also alleges that her daughter’s disease may be as old as Alumina’s first instance of environmental law violation, (University of Phoenix, 2008).
The key terms and concepts are; Arbitration, the Clean Water Act, Environmental Protection Agency and the EPA’s audit policy: Incentives for self-policing, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),...