Clean Air Act
From Open Energy Information
The Clean Air Act was enacted by congress in 1990. Since then only minor changes have been made. The act is just a law ensuring that the EPA will follow certain guidelines and definitions for protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer.
Title I Air Pollution Prevention
- to protect and enhance the quality of the Nation’s air resources so as to promote the public health and welfare and the productive capacity of its population;
- to initiate and accelerate a national research and development program to achieve the prevention and control of air pollution;
- to provide technical and financial assistance to State and local governments in connection with the development and execution of their air pollution prevention and control programs
- to encourage and assist the development and operation of regional air pollution prevention and control programs.
Title II Emission Standards for Moving Sources
Title III General Provisions
Title IV Acid Deposition Control
The Purpose: The purpose of this subchapter is to reduce the adverse effects of acid deposition through reductions in annual emissions of sulfur dioxide of ten million tons from 1980 emission levels, and, in combination with other provisions of this chapter, of nitrogen oxides emissions of approximately two million tons from 1980 emission levels, in the forty-eight contiguous States and the District of Columbia. It is the intent of this subchapter to effectuate such reductions by requiring compliance by affected sources with prescribed emission limitations by specified deadlines, which limitations may be met through alternative methods of compliance provided by an emission allocation and transfer system. It is also the purpose of this subchapter to encourage energy conservation, use of renewable and clean alternative technologies, and pollution prevention as a long-range strategy, consistent with the provisions of this subchapter, for reducing air pollution and other adverse impacts of energy production and use.