Air Quality Management in the United States

Air Quality Management in the United States

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The implementation of air quality regulations should be less bureaucratic -- with more emphasis on results than process -- and should be designed to protect ecosystems as well as people. The report recommends that The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) use an approach to target groups of pollutants instead of individual ones and that revised or new regulations also should consider how air pollution travels from state to state and across international borders. In addition, improved tracking of emissions is needed to accurately assess what populations are at the highest risk of health problems from pollution and to better measure the progress of pollution-control strategies.CONTROLLING IN-USE MOTOR-VEHICLE EMISSIONS Light-Duty Vehicle and Truck Emissions Inspection and ... States are responsible for a disproportionately large fraction of the total mobile-source emissions (NRC 1991, 1999b, 2001c; Holmes and Cicerone 2002). In some cases, the high emitters have very high evaporative emissions, most likely because of leaks in the fuel system and, in other cases, high tailpipe emissions, due to faulty emission-control systems, or pooranbsp;...

Title:Air Quality Management in the United States
Author:Committee on Air Quality Management in the United States, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2004-08-30


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