Environmental Engineering Law and Legal Definition

According to 20 USCS § 5502 (Title 20, Education; Chapter 65, National Environmental Education), "environmental engineering" means “the discipline within engineering and science concerned with the development and application of scientific and technical solutions to protecting the aquatic and atmospheric environment, including, but not limited to, all phases of water resources planning, water supply, water treatment, air pollution characterization and control, remediation of hazardous substances, environmental transport of contaminants in surface and ground water and atmosphere, and methods for assessment and control of pollution.”