Clean Air Act By: Abigail Palkowitz. The Clean Air Act of 1963 was the first Federal legislation regarding air pollution control Amendments The act was amended first in 1970 and 1977 than again in 1990 42 U.S.C. §7401 et seq.
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Clean Air Act By: Abigail Palkowitz • The Clean Air Act of 1963 was the first Federal legislation regarding air pollution control Amendments • The act was amended first in 1970 and 1977 than again in 1990 • 42 U.S.C. §7401 et seq. • 1970 amendments included pollution sources and mobile resources • 1977 major amendments were added for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration of air quality in areas • In 1990 amendments added addressing toxic pollution, acid rain and ozone depletion. It also expanded enforcement authority Functions • The act is protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer • The federal law that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources • The EPA is responsible to make standards called NAAQS
The Clean Air Act controls air pollution • It requires the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce and develop regulations hazardous to human health. • This was the first major environmental law in the United States to include a provision for citizen • The Act is trying to inform the public health and welfare risks by widespread air pollutant Agency • The agency responsible for The Clean Air Act is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)