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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33165 - Costs and Benefits of Clear Skies: EPA's Analysis of Multi-Pollutant Clean Air Bills
23-Nov-2005; James E. McCarthy and Larry B. Parker; 19 p.
Abstract: The electric utility industry is a major source of air pollution, particularly sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and mercury (Hg), as well as suspected greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2). On October 27, 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a long-aw.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Energy, Pollution
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34018 - Air Quality: Multi-Pollutant Legislation in the 110th Congress
11-Feb-2008; Larry Parker and John Blodgett; 16 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 2, 2007
May 25, 2007
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Abstract: With the prospect of new layers of complexity being added to air pollution controls, and with electricity restructuring putting a premium on economic efficiency, interest is being expressed in finding mechanisms to achieve health and environmental goals in simpler, more cost-effective ways. The e.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Pollution, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34057 - Ozone Air Quality Standards: EPA’s 2007 Proposed Changes
19-Oct-2007; James E. McCarthy ; 13 p.
Update: Previous releases:
August 7, 2007
July 13, 2007
(/NLE/CRSreports/07Jul/RL34057.pdf)
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Abstract: EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone on June 20, 2007; the proposal appeared in the Federal Register July 11. NAAQS are standards for outdoor (ambient) air that are intended to protect public health and welfare from harm.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Pollution, Federal Agencies
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34235 - Air Pollution as a Commodity: Regulation of the Sulfur Dioxide Allowance Market
31-Oct-2007; Larry Parker and Mark Jickling; 25 p.
Abstract: A number of congressional proposals to advance programs that reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) have been introduced in the 110th Congress. Proposals receiving particular attention would create market-based GHG reduction programs along the lines of the allowance trading provisions of the current .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Pollution, Economics & Trade
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33807 - Air Quality Standards and Sound Science: What Role for CASAC?
18-Sep-2007; James E. McCarthy; 25 p.
Update: Previous releases:
February 16, 2007
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Abstract: As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completes its reviews of the ozone and particulate matter (PM) air quality standards — the PM review was completed in September 2006, and the ozone review is due for completion in early 2008 — the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), an ind.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Science & Technology, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33254 - Air Quality: EPA’s 2006 Changes to the Particulate Matter (PM) Standard
10-Sep-2007; Robert Esworthy and James E. McCarthy; 32 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
March 14, 2007
November 13, 2006
October 31, 2006
February 1, 2006
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Abstract: On October 17, 2006, the EPA published its final revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (particulates, or PM). The EPA reviewed more than 2,000 scientific studies and found that the evidence continued to support associations between exposure to part.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Pollution, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL30853 - Clean Air Act: A Summary of the Act and Its Major Requirements
15-Feb-2007; James E. McCarthy, Claudia Copeland, Larry Parker, and Linda-Jo Schierow; 26 p.
Abstract: This report summarizes the Clean Air Act and its major regulatory requirements. It excerpts, with minor modifications, the Clean Air Act chapter of CRS Report RL30798, which summarizes a dozen environmental statutes that form the basis for the programs of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Legislative, Pollution

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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32483 - Visibility, Regional Haze, and the Clean Air Act: Status of Implementation
23-Oct-2006; Larry Parkerand and John Blodgett; 18 p.
Update: Previous releases:
February 14, 2005
July 22, 2004
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Abstract: Section 169A of the Clean Air Act (CAA) sets “as a national goal the prevention of any future, and the remedying of any existing, impairment to visibility” in designated “class I areas” (e.g., national parks and wilderness areas). It requires 26 categories of major stationary sources of pollution.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33552 - Clear Air Act Issues in the 109th Congress
2-Nov-2006; James E. McCarthy; 24 p.
Update: November 2, 2006

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Abstract: The courts and the executive branch have faced major decisions on clean air issues in 2006, with Congress playing a limited role. One focus has been the EPA Administrator’s September 21, 2006 decision regarding air quality standards for fine particles. According to EPA and the consensus of the sc.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Pollution

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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32755 - Air Quality: Multi-Pollutant Legislation in the 109th Congress
8-May-2006; Larry Parker and John Blodgett; 13 p.
Update: July 28, 2006

Previous Releases:
/nle/crsreports/05jun/RL32755.pdf
/nle/crsreports/05mar/RL32755.pdf.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: With the prospect of new layers of complexity being added to air pollution controls, and with electricity restructuring putting a premium on economic efficiency, interest is being expressed in finding mechanisms to achieve health and environmental goals in simpler, more cost-effective ways. The e.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Legislative

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