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Clean Air Act.

Country/Territory
United States of America
Document type
Legislation
Date
1990 (2004)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Air & atmosphere
Keyword
Basic legislation Pollution control Ozone layer Air quality/air pollution Climate change Emissions Monitoring Environmental planning Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Environmental standards
Geographical area
Americas, North America
Abstract

The objective of the Clean Air Act is to protect human health, welfare, and the environment by maintaining and improving the quality of the air through the development of standards. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes national standards for ambient air quality and the states shall implement, maintain, and enforce these standards through a variety of mechanisms. EPA has established national ambient air quality standards to limit levels of "criteria pollutants". each state must d

Full text
English
Website
www.epw.senate.gov

References - Legislation

Amended by

Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act (P.L. 106–40).

Legislation | United States of America | 1999

Keyword: Pollution control, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information, Hazardous substances, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX