Clean Air Act


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Clean Air Act

A federal statute enacted in 1963 that was the first of a series of acts and amendments that exerted increasing federal pressure on air polluters to clean up their emissions.
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The EPA says pollution--mainly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels--threatens the public health and the environment and therefore should be regulated under the Clean Air Act.
However, some legal experts believe the Clean Air Act does not provide EPA much leeway to pick which sources to regulate and Jackson recently admitted the matter was an "open legal question.
The EPA should issue a formal endangerment finding, and Congress should work with the Obama administration to regulate greenhouse gases before the EPA does so under the Clean Air Act.
I would quickly introduce legislation to amend the Clean Air Act to give the EPA the authority,'' Boxer said in a statement.
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments contained a set of mandates that includes the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) requirements.
Under the Clean Air Act and state regulations, Louisiana-Pacific was required to set up light-sensitive cameras called continuous opacity monitors that could read the density of the particles in the mill's air.
325 into law, modifying the language in the Clean Air Act to specify that employer rideshare programs are strictly voluntary and at the discretion of state and local agencies.
One debate, currently front and center, which illustrates why caution and analysis are important, is that over the adoption of what have come to be called "California Standards" for compliance with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
EPA has already proposed rules that will remove almost two-thirds of the 56 billion lb of air pollutants that the Clean Air Act is supposed to take out of the air by the year 2005.
Four technical briefs will be prepared which will examine implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, state and local legislation on alternative fuels, and technology development relative to alternative fuels and engine technology.
The settlement, which resolves pending litigation over Great Basin's determination to expand the portion of the lake requiring dust control, calls for the agencies to work cooperatively to bring the Owens Lake area into compliance with the federal Clean Air Act standard for fine dust particles, known as PM10.
Jeff Holmstead, assistant administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA (2001 2005): Bill is committed to the goals of the Clean Air Act and to the rule of law.