Clean Air Act History

Related Ads

The clean air act history began when the need for control over the growing issue of pollution created a Governmental need for the adoption of national laws that control the amount of dangerous emissions that are released into the air. The clean air act amendments of 1990 were created to control three main areas of pollution that are a potential threat to the citizens of the United States: acid rain, urban air pollution, and toxic air emissions.

Have you or a loved one been injured and need lawyer that is familiar with the clean air act history? Contact an environmental lawyer that is experienced in environmental law and the clean air act history today.

Some of the matters that the clean air act covers are:

  • Air pollution prevention and control
  • Emission standards for moving sources
  • Acid deposition control
  • Stratospheric ozone protection

Under the clean air act, there are several groups of categorized rules as they pertain to the various areas of air pollution. There are currently over 80 rules that cover industrial sources such as chemical plants, oil refineries, utilities, factories, aerospace manufacturers, and several other categories of industrial manufacturing like steel mills and electroplate facilities. Furthermore, there are specific regulations as they pertain to cars, trucks and indoor air as well.

Section 112 of the clean air act contains enforcement policies for 189 toxic air pollutants and was created to reduce the emissions of cancer causing agents. The new standard imposed more than 100 new rules for industrial and commercial sources of air pollution. These new rules are known as the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs). In order to comply with the act, sources are required to meet the guidelines based on a measurement known as Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT). The sources are also required to maintain records and report to a compliance agency. In order to show compliance with the standards, a source is required to hold a Title V permit, which is a permit that is given to sources that are operating within compliances of the act.

Have you or a loved one been injured and need lawyer that is familiar with the clean air act history? Contact an environmental lawyer that is experienced in environmental law and the clean air act history today.

Contact an environmental lawyer today and get a free evaluation

 

Content Related to Topic


Contact an environmental lawyer today and get a free evaluation

This article is provided for informational purposes only. If you need legal advice or representation,
click here to have an attorney review your case .
NOLO-web2:DRU1.6.12.2.20161011.41205