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1. Based on statutory statements of findings, goals, and intent, what issues does the resource Conservation and Recovery Act address? What does it prohibit?

2. What issues does CERCLA address? What are the major differences between CERCLA and RCRA?

3. For what reasons did congress enact the Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act? How is this Act related to OSHA, RCRA, SARA, and CERCLA? What are the major provisions of the EPCRTKA?

4. What is the intent of the Oil Pollution Act of 1970? To what other environmental legislation is this act similar in intent?

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The solution discusses the Conversation and Recovery Act, the Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act, and the Oil Pollution Act, in comparison to other environmental legislations. The solution is a total of 1012 words.

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Your firm has been investigating the possibility of locating facilities in an East Asian country such as Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, or Singapore. You have been asked by the chief executive officer (CEO) to research what has been happening in these countries in terms of environmental legislation and laws regarding wages and hours. He has asked you to prepare a report that addresses the following information:
â?¢ Describe the level of environmental regulation in any 2 of these countries.
â?¢ Describe the 2 selected countries' versions of wage and working-hour legislation.
Use the Library and other Internet resources to find the legislation for the specific countries.
Select 2 of the 4 East Asian countries to analyze for this assignment. Use the Library and other Internet resources to answer the following questions for each selected country:
â?¢ What is the country's environmental regulation level?
â?¢ What kind of legislation has been passed in the country regarding working hours and wages?
â?¢ Do you think the country's environmental regulation is sufficient? Explain.
â?¢ Do you feel that the country's hour and wage legislation is ethical? Explain.

PART B

For many global companies, China represents a very attractive market in terms of size and growth rate. Yet, it ranks lower in terms of economic freedom and higher in political risk than other countries' markets because it has a communist government. Despite these risks, many popular and reputable companies have established manufacturing operations in China.
This is largely because the Chinese government makes sales in China contingent on a company's willingness to locate production there. The government wants Chinese companies to learn modern management skills from other international companies and acquire technology. Some observers believe that when Western companies agree to such conditions, they are bargaining away important industry knowledge in exchange for short-term sales.
Answer the following questions based on the situation described:
â?¢ Should companies comply with China's terms?
â?¢ Should they risk losing sales by refusing to transfer technology?

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