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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As time passed and pollution awareness grew, Congress significantly amended the Clear Air Act in 1990 in an effort to reduce "routine" emissions that had not been addressed previously.
For example, the Clear Air Act requires states to develop implementation plans that meet national ambient air quality standards.
Under the new regulations, known as Tier 2 of the 1990 Clear Air Act, by 2004 the sulfur level in gasoline is not to exceed 300 parts per million (ppm).
Weakened the US Clear Air Act to allow dirtier fuel to be sold in US markets,
2] regulations on its current Clear Air Act sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide standards, that would mean that any company that emitted more than 100 pounds of C[O.
The City Council measure, effectively extending the reach of a current Indoor Clear Air Act that also limits smoking, contains broad signage requirements but no maintenance provisions and could go into effect before the end of this year.
Bush has promised to propose Clear Air Act amendments that would include specific measures for reducing the pollutants that cause acid rain, chiefly the sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from coal-fired power plants.
Major components of the rate case include costs associated with Clear Air Act compliance investments, higher operating and maintenance expense, and Consumers' AMI program.
Crittenden County is the first area in the country to receive the special EPA designation, identified under the 1990 Clear Air Act.
In spite of the Utah Indoor Clear Air Act, 13 percent of Utah workers reported regular exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace, with 28 percent of Spanish-speaking Utahns reporting workplace exposure.
Prospects High for Clean-Air Action Despite the high level of public concern last year about acid rain, smog, ozone depletion, and global warming, Congress was again unable to pass Clear Air Act amendments.
Clear Air Act, selective catalytic reduction, SCR, catalytic burners, catalytic converters