Clean Air Act


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Clean Air Act

A federal law, enacted in 1956 and amended many times since then, that empowers the administration to protect the public health and welfare by defining and attempting to control atmospheric pollutants, including automotive and factory exhausts such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulates, and lead.
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In addition, the Clean Air Act is among the better-known environmental initiatives; more than 90 percent are familiar with the legislation.
The Clean Air Working Group, a coalition of nearly 2,000 industries, has estimated that the revised Clean Air Act, when fully implemented, could cost taxpayers $50 billion to $104 billion annually.
It is a rare circumstance where a scientist can look at the existing data at any one time and prove beyond uncertainty that a specific level [of pollution] is the right one to set [for the standard]," says Joe Mauderly, vice president of the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and chairman of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), an independent panel established under the Clean Air Act to assess the scientific evidence used by the EPA in rule making.
I don't think that anyone realized that in Los Angeles we could be exposed to over 400 times the level that the Clean Air Act sets out for these pollutants.
The AFA report comes at a time when Congress is again considering reauthorizing and amending the Clean Air Act, which was passed in 1970, was last amended in 1977 and expired in 1981.
The judge based her decision on the assertion that the AQMD is acting as a market participant in the purchasing decisions of local governments and therefore is exempt from the federal preemption provisions of the Clean Air Act.
have agreed to pay penalties of $15,000 each to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act involving use of an ozone-depleting substance in the manufacture of plastic foam products.
Alarmed by the trend, the Clinton administration says that if states go too far to protect companies, it will withhold the authority commonly delegated to states to enforce federal laws like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.
He further stated that the federal government's position is that Section 209(a) of the Clean Air Act expressly preempts local district rules that establish new vehicle standards, and that the fleet rules in question are, in fact, precisely such prohibited and unlawful standards.
The federal Clean Air Act of 1990 required employers to reduce commuting by workers in areas with severe ozone problems like Ventura County.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) today released copies of its comments on the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for air quality being imposed on California under an outdated federal law and a letter to Congressman Henry Waxman again asking for his support in state efforts to eliminate the need for a FIP under the 1977 Clean Air Act.
Included in "Positioning Your Foundry for the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990," a presentation by James Rickum, RMT, Inc.