Accession Number : ADA299118

Title :   State Air Pollution Permit Program Under Subchapter 5 of the Clean Air Act as of August 8, 1995.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Smith, John M.

PDF Url : ADA299118

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 imposed the requirement for a comprehensive set of state Air Pollution permit programs on a Nationwide basis for the first time. Prior to the passage of this aw, there were about thirty-five staate permit programs, and they were not subject to Federal supervision. During the debate in the House of Representives it was stated that the purpose of the permit program was to "clarify and make more enforceable a source's pollution control requirements. Under existing law, pollution control obligations may be scattered throughout many obscure and ambiguous state and federal regulations..... It is much easier for a source to understand its obligations, and for the state to enforce them, if all of a source's obligations are combined into one permit. Congressman Waxman went on to observe that this program would enhance the accountability of sources, relieve the administrative burden of the several states under the watchful eye of the Federal government. In addition, the Congress wanted to encourage public involvement in the process so that interested citizens will be able to review and help enforce a source's obligations under the Act.

Descriptors :   *CONGRESS, *AIR POLLUTION, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *FEDERAL LAW, SOURCES, EYE, ACCOUNTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE