Clean Air Act Essay

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Clean Air Act
Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7401 et seq. -- Enforced by US EPA --
By the end of this lecture you should be able to describe: * The race to laxity * What NAAQS means. * The federal government’s role in cooperative federalism * 7 criteria pollutants * A hazardous pollutant under the CAA * Non-attainment area * Emissions trading programs * Noise pollution under the CAA * The four Class I areas designated by the State of Florida * The four emissions regulated by Title II of the Clean Air Act relating to motorized vehicles * How long a waiver is good for and to how much of an auto manufacturer’s production does it apply to. * What city is the Title II
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These sections apply a harm-based ambient quality regulatory approach applied to stationary sources.

In English: a strategy to regulate fixed sources of air pollution based on a combination of background air quality and any changes to air quality that may cause harm.

Other Sections worth knowing about:
7411: new sources of air pollution and best technology for emissions;
7412: strategy for regulating hazardous air pollutants
Section 7407 - Air Quality Control Regions
(a) Responsibility of each State for air quality; submission of implementation plan Each State shall have the primary responsibility for assuring air quality within the entire geographic area comprising such State by submitting an implementation plan for such State which will specify the manner in which national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards will be achieved and maintained within each air quality control region in such State.
(b) Designated regions For purposes of developing and carrying out implementation plans under section 7410 of this title-
(1) an air quality control region designated under this section before December 31, 1970, or a region designated after such date under subsection (c) of this section, shall be an air quality control region; and
(2) the portion of such State which is not part of any such designated region shall be an air quality control region, but such portion may be subdivided by the State into two or more air quality