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go directly to report, PDF _ R40096 - 2006 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5): Designating Nonattainment Areas
7-Sep-2010; Robert Esworthy; 39 p.
Update: Previous releases:
April 21, 2010
December 17, 2009
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Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (particulates, or PM) on October 17, 2006. EPA’s actions leading up to and following promulgation of the 2006 standard have been the subject of cons.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Stratospheric Ozone
go directly to report, PDF _ R40145 - Clean Air Issues in the 111th Congress
1-Sep-2010; James E. McCarthy; 31 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 14, 2010
March 16, 2010
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Abstract: EPA regulatory actions on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using existing Clean Air Act authority have been the main focus of congressional interest in clean air issues in recent months. Although the agency and the Obama Administration have consistently said that they would prefer that Congress pas.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34762 - The National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter (PM): EPA’s 2006 Revisions and Associated Issues
26-Aug-2010; Robert Esworthy and James E. McCarthy; 29 p.
Abstract: Following its review of more than 2,000 scientific studies, on October 17, 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (particulates, or PM). Several states and industry, agriculture, bu.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32431 - Particulate Matter (PM2.5): Implementation of the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
24-Aug-2010; Robert Esworthy; 33 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 26, 2008
October 4, 2007
October 6, 2006
January 30, 2006
September 17, 2004
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Abstract: Particulate matter (PM), including fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and larger, but still inhalable particles (PM10), is one of the six principal pollutants for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act (CAA).... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Federal Agencies, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ R40460 - Calculation of Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
12-Mar-2010; Brent D. Yacobucci and Kelsi S. Bracmort; 22 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 25, 2009.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA, P.L. 110-140), significantly expanded the renewable fuel standard (RFS) established in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005, P.L. 109-58). The RFS requires the use of 9.0 billion gallons of renewable fuel in 2008, increasing to 36 billi.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Population, Stratospheric Ozone
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34589 - Clean Air After the CAIR Decision: Multi-Pollutant Approaches to Controlling Powerplant Emissions
4-Mar-2010; James E. McCarthy, Larry B. Parker, and Robert Meltz; 16 p.
Update: Previous editions:
February 9, 2009
July 22, 2008
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Abstract: In April 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expects to propose a new Clean Air Transport Rule to control powerplant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). When finalized, this rule will replace the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR); CAIR, which was promulgated in.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Energy, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32948 - Air Quality Issues and Animal Agriculture: A Primer
21-May-2010; Claudia Copeland; 34 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
January 21, 2009
January 28, 2008
August 31, 2007
April 11, 2007
October 18, 2006
June 1, 2006
February 2, 2006
June 2005

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Abstract: From an environmental quality standpoint, much of the public and policy interest in animal agriculture has focused on impacts on water resources, because animal waste, if not properly managed, can harm water quality through surface runoff, direct discharges, spills, and leaching into soil and gro.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Agriculture, General

go directly to report, PDF _ RL33632 - Clean Air Permitting: Status of Implementation and Issues
30-Dec-2009; Claudia Copeland; 14 p.
Update: Previous Releases:

August 20, 2008
March 20, 2008
March 14, 2007
August 28, 2006
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Abstract: The 1990 Clean Air Act amendments require major industrial sources of air pollutants to obtain federal operating permits. These permits, authorized in Title V of the act, are intended to enhance environmental compliance by detailing for each covered facility all of the emission control requiremen.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Pollution, Legislative

go directly to report, PDF _ R40936 - An Overview of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Control Policies in Various Countries
30-Dec-2009; Jane Leggett, Richard Lattanzio, Carl Ek, Larry Parker; 55 p.
Abstract: As Congress considers legislation to address climate change, and follows negotiations toward a new international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the question of the comparability of actions across countries frequently arises. Concerns are raised about what the appropriate shar.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Stratospheric Ozone, Air
go directly to report, PDF _ R40974 - Executive Order 13514: Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
3-Dec-2009; Richard Campbell, Anthony Andrews; 15 p.
Abstract: On October 5, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the federal government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions a priority for fede.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, Air
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