Revised to include several recent and important Clean Air Act developments, including the Clear Skies Initiative, this completely updated Handbook provides you with a broad overview of all the complex regulatory requirements of the Act and its amendments.
In addition to offering an introduction to the history and structure of the Clean Air Act, the most complex piece of environmental legislation ever enacted, the Handbook examines the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to implement the Act. Those efforts include EPA's initiatives to impose emission reduction requirements through new air quality standards adopted in 1997 and made more stringent in 2006 and EPA's rules and guidance implementing the Title I nonattainment program and ongoing federal efforts to address interstate pollution issues.
The Handbook also includes summaries of EPA's rules for state-administered Title V operating permit programs and the key rules promulgated by EPA to implement the Title IV acid rain program.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 226 x 155 x 24 mm
Edition: Fourth Edition
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. * CHOICE *
A solid primer on air quality issues from an authoritative source. * Library Journal *
The Clean Air Handbook provides an enlightening overview of the Clean Air Act, giving the reader more insight into the enormous legal, health, and financial considerations related to this act and its amendments. Thankfully, the handbook helps to make these important issues more understandable....The Clean Air Handbook gives a more in-depth and legalistic view of the Clean Air Act.... Recommended for academic libraries with environmental science programs and large public libraries. * American Reference Books Annual *
Now in an updated fourth edition, Clean Air Handbook is a solid handbook to the Clean Air Act, including the Clear Skies Initiative. Offering an overview of the regulatory requirements of the Clean Air Act and its amendments, a summary of the history and structure of the Clean Air Act, summaries of the EPA's rules for state-administered Title V operating permit programs, the key rules that the EPA puts forth to implement the Title IV acid rain program, and more, Clean Air Handbook is an excellent consultation resource. Although Clean Air Handbook cannot substitute for the services of a qualified lawyer with experience in environmental cases, it is an invaluable reference to familiarize oneself with before engaging the expensive services of one. * Midwest Book Review *