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Clean air handbook
Brownell, F. William.
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Rockville, MD : Government Institutes, [1998]

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xiii, 280 pages, 54 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
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The Clean Air Act is constantly evolving. Regulatory proceedings to implement the Act and its 1990 Amendments are ongoing, and Congress has further amendments under consideration. In addition to developing new rules, the EPA also continues to supplement existing rules with guidance documents and policy statements--materials critical to evaluating your company's compliance obligations. The third edition of the popular Clean Air Handbook provides readers with a broad overview of all the complex regulatory requirements of the Act and its amendments, including the most recent developments. Chapters cover such topics as the federal-state partnership, control technology regulation, operating and preconstruction permitting programs, acid deposition control program, regulation of mobile sources of air pollution, and more.

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Library Journal Review

Since 1967, the air that we breathe in the United States has been subject to oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act. Political gridlock has meant that more than 20 years have gone by without major revision to this landmark legislation. Still, interpretations of the act are ever-evolving. The law firm author of this book specializes in environmental issues. The title addresses several hot-button developments, including the Clear Skies initiative, that have arisen since the 1998 third edition. Overall policy analysis and appendixes covering relevant acronyms, pollutants subject to EPA guidelines, and more are also included. VERDICT A solid primer on air quality issues from an authoritative source. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

This fourth edition appears 16 years after the preceding edition published in 1998, having undergone extensive revisions reflecting recent important developments to the federal Clean Air legislation and regulatory practices. This long time period encompasses three different presidential administrations and probably dozens of leaders in different directorates at the EPA. The more experience that federal and state agencies have with the Clean Air Act, and the more that science documents the issues, the greater chance that information sharing will take place, and thus the more valuable this compendium will become to researchers. Enhancements include summaries of the Title V operating permit programs and key rules that direct the implementation of the Title IV acid rain program. Also covered are performance standards under Section 111 of the act (designed to prevent new pollution problems), and three entirely new chapters on Visibility Protection, Climate Change, and the Acid Deposition Control Program, each of which addresses new developments in civil and criminal enforcement. Well documented with references and notes, this work is an invaluable pathfinder to navigating the complexities of environmental legislation and regulations generated by the Clean Air Act nearly 50 years. The handbook is a critical acquisition for anyone interested in learning about environmental change and science. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic audiences; general readers; professionals/practitioners. --Julia M. Gelfand, University of California, Irvine