Acid Rain Program -- U.S. EPA web page provides information on the Acid Rain
Program and information on regulations, programs and trading aimed at reducing
emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide.
Aerosols -- U.S. EPA web page provides information on aerosols including
substitute aerosol solvents and propellants under the Significant New
Questions and Answers on Alternative Aerosols -- U.S. EPA web page provides
an overview of regulations governing production, use, and replacement of three
ozone-depleting solvents, CFC-113, methyl chloroform (1,1,1-trichloroethane, TCA
or 1,1,1), and HCFC-141b (1,1-dichloro-1-fluorethane), under Title VI of the
Clean Air Act.
National Ambient Air
Quality Standards -- U.S. EPA Transfer Technology Network web pages provides
information on National Ambient Air Quality Standards for pollutants considered
harmful to public health and the environment.
Attainment/Maintenance of National Ambient Air Quality Standards Information
(NAAQS) (Title I) -- U.S. EPA web page provides information on maintenance
10 Year Surface
Coating MACTs -- U.S. EPA Technology Transfer Network, Air Toxics Website
implementation information for the 10 year surface coating MACTs. 10 year
surface coating common file categories include: rule implementation
updates & website links, source identification tips, technical & plain language
help, calculations & test methods, outreach & training materials, and links to
other rules (multimedia). For regulatory and implementation updates, go to
Update on Implementation Efforts.
The Active National Directory of Source
Emissions Testing (ActiveSET.org) -- Stack testing reference source that
supports a state-by-state listing of air quality testing firms located in the
U.S. and Canada.
AIRData -- U.S. EPA
provides access to air pollution data for the entire U.S. Annual summaries
of air pollution data are presented from two databases: 1) Air Quality
System (AQS), which provides air monitoring data primarily in cities and towns,
and 2) National Emission Inventory (NEI), which provides estimates of annual
emissions of criteria and hazardous air pollutants from all types of sources.
Air Toxics -- U.S. EPA
web site that include rules and implementation, national air toxics assessment,
programs, partnerships, technical resources, and publications.
Rules and Implementation -- U.S. EPA air toxics rules and implementation web
site, including links on top to toxic air pollutants, list of source categories,
and EPA developed implementation tools.
Area Source Standards
-- U.S. EPA web site provides information on the Urban Toxics Strategy to
control toxic air pollutants from area sources.
Center for Industrial Services
(CIS) -- EPA MACT Rules -- University of Tennessee CIS
web page providing information on U.S. EPA maximum achievable control technology
(MACT) rules. The site includes information to assist air pollution
control agencies with conducting inspections and writing permits under the MACT
Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) -- U.S. EPA client tool
software downloads for submittal of monitoring plan, QA/cert test and emissions
data to the EPA for the Acid Rain and CAIR programs.
Emission Factor and Emission Estimation Tools -- U.S. EPA web page provides links to
several tools for emissions calculations.
Report Emissions - U.S. EPA web page links to new Emissions Collection and
Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS). Regulated sources must use ECMPS to report
all emissions as measured by continuous emissions monitors. (Beginning
with the first quarter of 2009, all industry sources MUST use ECMPS to submit
monitoring plan, QA/cert test and emissions data to the EPA for the Acid Rain
and CAIR programs.)
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program -- U.S. EPA publicly available
database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste
management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups as
well as federal facilities. The inventory was established under the
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) and expanded
by the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990.
Inventory State Resource Locator -- Reference this site to find
state-specific TRI reporting requirements such as state rules, where to send
complete reports, how to obtain forms, and state and federal guidance resources.
TRI-MEweb Resources (U.S. EPA Toxics
Release Inventory - Made Easy software) -- U.S. EPA software to help
facilities determine and complete their Emergency Planning and Community
Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) section 313 (TRI) reporting obligations.
TRI-ME is an interactive, intelligent, user-friendly software that guides
facilities through the TRI reporting experience.
U.S. EPA TTN Compilation of Air
Pollution Emission Factors, AP-42, Fifth Edition, Volume I: Stationary Point and
Area Sources -- U.S. EPA TTN Clearinghouse for Inventories & Emission
Factors AP-42 publication. Chapters include: external combustion sources,
solid waste disposal, stationary internal combustion sources, evaporation loss
sources, petroleum industry, organic chemical process industry, liquid storage
tanks, inorganic chemical industry, food and agricultural industries, wood
products industry, mineral products industry, metallurgical industry,
miscellaneous sources, greenhouse gas biogenic sources, and ordnance
detonation. Draft sections under review and appendices also are included.
Air and Radiation Partnerships -- Information and links on U.S. EPA partnerships
with other federal agencies, state and local agencies, national organizations,
private industry, and local communities to encourage voluntary and innovative
methods to reduce air pollution.
Air Pollution State Resources
Locator -- The air pollution resource locator contains links to regulatory
agencies and rules covering topics such as
open burning/smoke and dust.
Air Pollution: Understanding the Problem and
Ways to Help Solve It -- Air & Water
article on air pollution issues and
Glossary of Air Pollution Terms
-- Glossary of general air pollution terms provided by the Georgia Department of
Natural Resources, Air Protection Branch, edited for use in the Small Business
Environmental Home Page.
Policy and Guidance Information -- U.S. EPA Office of Air and Radiation
Policy and Guidance web site provides access to rules, policy, and guidance
Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act -- U.S. EPA web page provides a
brief introduction to the 1990 Clean Air Act and summarizes some of it's
important provisions and impacts.
7 Air Program Title V Policy and Guidance Database -- U.S. EPA Region 7 NSR/PSD
Policy and Guidance Database and Title V Policy and Guidance Database can be
searched on line or downloaded to your computer if you make frequent searches.
Region 7 serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and 9 Tribal Nations.
Applicability Determination Index -- U.S. EPA web page allows searches based
on user selected criteria.
Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants -- U.S. EPA Technology Transfer
Network (TTN), Air Toxics Website, alphabetical list of NESHAPs (MACT).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Compliance Monitoring
-- U.S. EPA stationary source standards for hazardous air pollutants.
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are pollutants that are known or suspected to
cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or
birth defects, or adverse environmental effects.
Calculators -- Paints & Coatings Resource Center web page provides four
separate tools for calculating volatile organic compounds and hazardous air
Aerospace Industry -- Rule and implementation information related to Subpart
GG National Emission Standards.
Amino and Phenolic Resins Manufacturers -- Rule and implementation
information for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for
Amino/Phenolic Resins Production.
Dry Cleaning Emission Standards -- U.S. EPA standards for perchloroethylene
emissions for industrial and neighborhood dry cleaners.
Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese Production -- Rule and implementation
information regarding Subpart XXX National Emission Standards for ferromanganese
and silicomanganese production.
Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities -- Rule and implementation
information regarding National Emission Standards for percholoethylene dry
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities -- Rule and implementation information for
gasoline distribution MACT and GACT.
Magnetic Tape Manufacturing -- Rule and implementation information regarding
Subpart EE National Emission Standards for magnetic tape manufacturing.
Mineral Wool Production -- Rule and implementation information regarding
Subpart DDD National Emissions Standards for mineral wool production.
Pulp and Paper Production -- U.S. EPA document answers questions regarding
Subpart S National Emissions Standards for the pulp and paper industry.
Polyether Polyols Production -- Rule and implementation information
regarding Subpart PPP National Emission Standards for polyether polyols
Portland Cement Manufacturing -- U.S. EPA document answers questions
regarding Subpart LLL National Emission Standards for portland cement
Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (surface coating) -- Rule and implementation
information regarding Subpart II-National Emission Standards for shipbuilding
and ship repair.
Steel Industry (Coke Ovens) -- Rule and implementation information regarding
National Emission Standards for coke oven batteries.
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (Hazardous Waste Organic
NESHAP) -- Rule and implementation
information for Hazardous Organic Subparts F, G, H, and I National Emission
Standards for organic hazardous air pollutants.
Guidance Documents on Reformulated Gasoline -- U.S. EPA web page provides
information on standards and reformulated gasoline.
Mobile Source Air Toxics -- U.S. EPA web page provides information on mobile
source air toxics and ways to reduce public risks.
Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning -- U.S. EPA web page provides information on
Section 609 of the Clean Air Act establishing standards and requirements
regarding the servicing of motor vehicle air conditioners.
Servicing Farm and Heavy-Duty Equipment -- U.S. EPA factsheet helps owners
and servicers of farm and heavy-duty equipment understand how the Clean Air Act
governs the servicing of motor vehicle air conditioning-like appliances.
Alternatives to Refrigerants and Air Conditioning -- U.S. EPA web page
details end uses for refrigerants, relevant publications, and substitute
refrigerants under the Significant New Alternatives Policy.
Complying with the Section 608 Refrigerant Recycling Rule -- This U.S. EPA
factsheet provides an overview of the refrigerant recycling requirements of
Section 608 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
Depletion -- U.S. EPA web page includes information for businesses about the
science of ozone depletion, the regulatory approach to protecting the ozone
layer, alternatives to ozone-depleting substances, and sun safety.
Phase-Out of Ozone-Depleting Substances -- U.S. EPA web page discusses
Sections 601-607 of the Clean Air Act requirements regarding phase-out of Class
I and II ozone-depleting substances.
Questions and Answers on Halons and Their Substitutes -- This U.S. EPA web
page provides information on the regulations governing the production and use of
halons and substitute agents for fire suppression and explosion protection.
Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program -- This U.S. EPA web page
details the SNAP Program to evaluate and regulate substitutes for the
ozone-depleting chemicals that are being phased out under the stratospheric
ozone protection provisions of the Clean Air Act.
U.S. EPA/ICEL Manuals -- Written by U.S. EPA and the International
Cooperative for Environmental Leadership (formerly known as ICOLP), these
manuals give information on alternatives to solvent cleaning using
and Local Trends
in Particulate Matter (PM) Levels -- U.S. EPA developed ambient air quality
trends for particle pollution based on a nationwide network of monitoring sites
from 1990-2007 for PM2.5 and PM10. Under the Clean Air Act, EPA sets and
reviews national air quality standards for PM.
Particulate Matter -- U.S. EPA web page provides information on standards,
designation, regulations, and publications for particulate matter.
Air Permit Programs -- U.S. EPA web page provides information and links on
the three major permit programs required by the Clean Air Act: acid rain,
preconstruction and operating. Also includes select permits, engineering
reports for specific facilities, and correspondence from regional, state, and
local air agencies.
New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and State Improvement Plans -- U.S.
EPA technology based standards that apply to specific categories of stationary
sources. NSPS apply to new, modified, and reconstructed affected
facilities in specific source categories such as manufacturers of glass, cement,
rubber tires, and wool fiberglass. There are approximately 75 NSPS.
Standards are found in 40 CFR Part 60.
New Source Review (NSR) -- U.S. EPA preconstruction permitting program that:
1) ensures that air quality is not significantly degraded from the addition of
new and modified factories, industrial boilers, and power plants; and 2) assures
people that any large new or modified industrial source in their neighborhoods
will be as clean as possible. Owners/operators must abide by NSR permits
including what construction is allowed, what emission limits must be met, and
often how the emissions source must be operated.
Stationary Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning -- U.S. EPA web page discusses
regulations under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act to minimize refrigerant
emissions by maximizing the recovery and recycling of such substances during the
service, repair, or disposal of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment