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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Compliance with stricter waste air limit values of the Clear Air Act for these substances, namely formaldehyde and methanol together below than 20 mg/m3, ammonia below 30 mg/m3.
With changes in Clear Air Act to be enforced by Jan 2011 many competitors will be forced out of business for lack of compliance.
of El Dorado, has settled with the government over alleged violations to the Clear Air Act at two petroleum refineries.
Now it's spawned at least two lawsuits: a $10 billion federal class action suit brought by attorney Tony Buzbee of Houston on behalf of the more than 2,000 workers exposed to the dangerous levels of carcinogens released during the incident and an environmental enforcement suit brought by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott seeking what could be more than $1 million in fines for violations of the Texas Clear Air Act.
22 that outlines the EPA's plan for implementing new regulations for carbon polluters under the Clear Air Act and responds to several other concerns raised by senators.
According to the state attorney general's office, The Mayo Group Development LLC was indicted by a Worcester grand jury on charges it violated the Clear Air Act by failing to file notices of asbestos removal with the state Department of Environmental Protection; failing to comply with procedures for asbestos emissions control; and improperly disposing of asbestos waste during construction at the downtown building.
And there will be more stringent regulations in the near future since Ottawa is working on its Clear Air Act which will have limits for airborne particulate as well.
Some prominent regulatory acts such as the US Clear Air Act are forcing refineries to drastically decrease their gaseous and particulate emissions.
According to Caterpillar, Campbell will help CAAAC, a committee consisting of approximately 60 senior managers and experts representing industry, state and local government, environmental and public interest groups, academic institutions, unions, trade associations and utilities, in advising the EPA on issues related to implementing the Clear Air Act amendments of 1990
As a spokesman for the additive makers contends: "These companies should not be punished for doing what they were commanded to do under the Clear Air Act.
The Administration unveiled a plan late last year that would substantially weaken protections in the Clear Air Act, which has effectively improved public health and protected the environment for over thirty years.
According to the White House Office of Management and Budget Watch (OMB), an agency that promotes governmental accountability, the EPA has removed risk management plans (RMPs) from the EPA site that are collected under Section 112(r) of the Clear Air Act.