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Conformity under the Clean Air Act

hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, July 14, 1999.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Automobiles -- Motors -- Exhaust gas -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Air -- Pollution -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Air quality -- Standards -- United States.,
    • Transportation and state -- United States.,
    • Conformity.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 106-152
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .E6 1999n
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 119 p. :
      Number of Pages119
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL138914M
      ISBN 100160594987
      LC Control Number99524636
      OCLC/WorldCa42703220

        The Clean Air Act remains one of the most significant and complex pieces of environmental legislation in the country's history. Since its inception, the Clean Air Act has arguably had a greater impact on the lives of Americans than any other environmental statute, and it promises to continue this trend as new legal developments expand its s: 2. Established under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section , the General Conformity Rule plays an important role in helping States and Tribes improve air quality in those areas that have not met the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The General Conformity Rule ensures.

        Transportation Conformity Process to assess the compliance of any metropolitan transportation plan, program, or project with air quality implementation plans. The conformity process is defined by the Clean Air Act and regulated by the conformity rule. The Clean Air Act provides the principal framework for national, state, and local efforts to protect air quality. Under the Clean Air Act, EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is responsible for setting standards, also known as national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), for pollutants which are considered harmful to.

      SIP Calls Under the Clean Air Act Marcia Spink Associate Director for Policy & Science EPA Region 3 with assistance by under this chapter,” i.e. the CAA). Conformity Implications of Disapprovals of Part D Control. documentation of compliance with transportation conformity requirements under the Clean Air Act.6 Normally, the conformity determination is documented in the Final EIS or FONSI. Where the conformity determination cannot be made in the Final EIS, FHWA guidance requires it to be made by the time the Record of Decision (ROD) is issued.


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Conformity under the Clean Air Act by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The General Conformity Rule ensures that federal actions comply with the national ambient air quality standards. In order to meet this Clean Air Act requirement, a federal agency must demonstrate that every action that it undertakes, approves, permits or supports will conform to the appropriate state implementation plan (SIP).

Established under the Clean Air Act (section (c) (4)), the General Conformity rule plays an important role in helping states and tribes improve air quality in those areas that do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Transportation Conformity Regulations and the General Conformity Regulations In NovemberEPA promulgated two sets of regulations to implement Section (c) of the Clean Air Act.

First, on Novem EPA promulgated the Transportation Conformity Regulations, which apply to highways and mass transit. Conformity: The Basics Transportation conformity, which is required by Section (c) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), was established by Congress as a means of insuring that federal actions, including the provision of federal funds for transportation projects, not undermine air quality in areas that have not attainedAuthor: James E.

McCarthy. (with a Maintenance SIP) under the Federal Clean Air Act and the U.S. EPA "Green Book, for pollutants that trigger Transportation Conformity requirements under Federal. Clean Air Act Section (c) and 40 CFR 93 Subpart A. Many additional areas fail to attain one or more State air quality standards, and.

The Clean Air Act requires that all engines and vehicles be covered by a certificate of conformity before they can enter into commerce. A certificate of conformity demonstrates that the respective engine or vehicle conforms to all of the applicable emission requirements.

The purpose of this guidance is to describe how to: (1) apply the Clean Air Act (CAA) general conformity requirements to a proposed DOE action, (2) address CAA conformity requirements in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, and (3) coordinate the CAA conformity and NEPA public participation processes.

90– substituted “conformity with regulations prescribed under this subchapter” for “conformity with regulations prescribed under section of this title or other actions duly issued, made, or taken by or pursuant to act Jthe Clean Air Act, as in effect immediately prior to the date of enactment of Pub.

40 CFR 93 § defines de minimis levels, that is, the minimum threshold for which a conformity determination must be performed, for various criteria pollutants in various areas.

The information is summarized here: De Minimis Tables. The location of areas designated by U.S. EPA as polluted under the Clean Air Act is documented in the U.S. EPA’s Green Book on Nonattainment Areas for Criteria Pollutants.

In addition to the EPA, the Clean Air Act is administered by state, tribal, and local agencies, which are responsible for developing local solutions to air quality problems.

Conformity under the Clean Air Act: hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, J (Book, ) [] Get this from a library.

Conformity Requirements Under the Clean Air Act, areas that have not attained one or more of the six National Ambient Air Quality Standards 1 established by EPA (more than areas 2 with a combined population of at least million) must develop State Implementation Plans (SIPs) demonstrating how they will attain the standards.

called "conformity." Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is required to impose highway fund or other sanctions on areas that have not submitted or not implemented adequate plans to attain air quality standards.

In addition, federal agencies may not provide financial support to. The California Clean Air Act (CCAA) must be addressed in CEQA documents for transportation projects.

Although state air standards for some pollutants are more stringent than federal standards, there is no conformity process under the state law. Learn about Clean Air Act nonattainment area and county information for criteria pollutants.

Jump to main content. US EPA. United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA Home > Green Book > Counties Designated Nonattainment View PDF map that can be zoomed. Green Book. 8-Hour Ozone () 8-Hour Ozone () 8-Hour Ozone () 1-Hour.

Conformity The process set up under the Federal Clean Air Act Section (c) (42 USC (c)) to ensure that Federal actions are consistent with the Clean Air Act and State Implementation Plans (SIPs) prepared to implement it.

The Clean Air Act Amendments of requires “conformity” to the provisions of the Act. Transportation projects such as construction of highways and transit rail lines cannot be federally funded or approved unless they are consistent with state air quality goals. General Conformity Under the Clean Air Act For Federal Facilities This document seeks to clarify the impact of the Clean Air Act (CAA) Conformity Rules (Proposed) on federal facilities.

It was written by Bill Frank from the U.S. EPA Federal Facilities Enforcement Office (FFEO). Extension of conformity regulations under the Clean Air Act: report together with minority views (to accompany S.

) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. State Implementation Plan (SIP)1 required under Section (a) of the Federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. (a)) before the action is otherwise approved. In this context, conformity means that such federal actions must be consistent with a SIP's purpose of eliminating or.

amendments CAA Amendments action addition agency air pollution air quality air toxics allowances analysis application approved assessment authority baseline CAA Section Class I areas Clean Air Act compliance conformity Congress court criteria D.C.

Cir determine develop effects emission limitation emission reduction emission standards.The civil penalties prescribed under sections (a) and (d)(1) of the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. (a), (d)(1)], as amended by this Act, shall apply to violations that occur on or after the date of enactment of this ions that occur prior to such date shall be subject to the civil penalty provisions prescribed in sections (a) and (d) of the Clean Air Act in .The Clean Air Act Handbook, Fourth Edition The Clean Air Act Handbook, Fourth Edition.

Covering the entire Clean Air Act statute, this handbook brings together the experience of more than 30 private and public sector practitioners to explain .