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Publications and Reports

Technical Audience: Clean Air World: Control Strategies
Diesel Emission Control Strategies Available To The Underground Mining Industry
European Environment Agency air quality indicators
Hungary: Reduction of SO2 and Particulate Emissions
Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollution: A Menu of Harmonized Options
United Nations Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone
U.S. Animal Agriculture and Air Pollution-Research Reports
U.S. Development of Mercury Control Technologies
U.S. EPA Ozone Control Strategies
U.S. EPA's Technology Transfer Network: Clean Air Technology Center
U.S. State Implementation Plans for Air Quality - A Primer
U.S. State of California Air Toxics Control Plan for Next 10 Years
U.S. State of Maine Pollutant Threshold Limits

AQM System Flow Chart Highlighting Control Strategies

Clean Air World: Control Strategies

http://www.cleanairworld.org/TopicDetails.asp?parent=7 Exit EPA

The Clean Air World site contains a brief description and additional links on control strategies, including information on related subtopics such as mercury and other toxic pollutants, ozone, and particulate pollution.

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Diesel Emission Control Strategies Available To The Underground Mining Industry

http://www.deep.org/reports/esi_contents.html Exit EPA

This Diesel Emission Evaluation Program (DEEP) report is a literature study covering diesel engine emissions in underground mines.  It presents information about diesel engines and their uses; explores advances in diesel technology that reduce emissions; contains information on diesel exhaust emission control technologies with a table summarizing this information; and includes diesel exhaust emission control specifically for the underground mining industry.

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European Environment Agency air quality indicators

http://themes.eea.eu.int/Environmental_issues/air_quality/indicators Exit EPA

This page includes a general discussion of air quality issues.  In addition, it provides an analysis of various control strategies by pollutant type and the progress they have made toward reducing pollution.

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Hungary: Reduction of SO2 and Particulate Emissions

http://www.rec.org/REC/Publications/SO2/cover.html Exit EPA

This Intersectoral Air Quality Control Action Program report presents a summary of the findings of the SILAQ Working Group on the reduction of SO2 and particulate air pollution.  Its primary purpose is to provide an up-to-date overview of the progress achieved in the reduction of SO2 and particulate emissions in the SILAQ countries: namely, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.  The sections that pertain specifically to control strategies are 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, and 6.4.

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Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollution: A Menu of Harmonized Options

http://www.4cleanair.org/comments/execsum.PDF (PDF, 33 pp., 176 KB) Exit EPA

This National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) report, published in October 1999, assesses strategies that would simultaneously reduce "conventional" air pollutants, such as smog and soot, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  It concludes that a vast array of effective opportunities exist at the federal, state and local levels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, achieve substantial reductions in such "criteria" pollutants as ozone (smog), fine particulate matter (soot), sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide.  To illustrate how a harmonized strategy could work, the report examines hypothetical case studies conducted for various locations in the United States.

Full text available from http://www.4cleanair.org/PublicationDetails.asp Exit EPA for $25.00 - Non-Profit/Government; $50.00 - For-Profit/Other

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United Nations Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone

http://www.unece.org/env/lrtap/multi_h1.htm Exit EPA

The Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution was the first international legally binding instrument to deal with problems of air pollution on a broad regional basis.  Besides laying down the general principles of international cooperation for air pollution abatement, the Convention sets up an institutional framework bringing together research and policy, and has been extended by eight specific protocols that address some of the major environmental problems of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region.  This Protocol sets emission ceilings for four pollutants - sulphur, NOx, VOCs and ammonia - to be achieved by the year 2010, which were negotiated on the basis of scientific assessments of pollution effects and abatement options.

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U.S. Animal Agriculture and Air Pollution-Research Reports

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/airquality/reports.html Exit EPA

This University of Iowa page contains links to several on-line research reports covering a variety of information on control strategies for air pollution and animal agriculture.  These include emission control of poultry houses, odor, dust, and gaseous emissions for animal feed operations, and reducing odor emissions from swine finishing buildings.

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U.S. Development of Mercury Control Technologies

http://www.undeerc.org/catm/pdf/SJM_2002.pdf (PDF, 10pp., 468 KB) Exit EPA

This technical paper, developed by The Center for Air Toxic Metals (CATM) at the University of North Dakota Energy &Environmental Research Center (EERC), discusses the development of cost-effective in-duct mercury capture techniques. By utilizing these techniques, scrubbers will be more effective in removing mercury before it is released to the air.

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U.S. EPA's Technology Transfer Network: Clean Air Technology Center

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/catc/

The Clean Air Technology Center (CATC) serves as a resource on all areas of emerging and existing air pollution prevention and control technologies, and provides public access to data and information on their use, effectiveness and cost.  In addition, the CATC will provide technical support, including access to EPA's knowledge base, to government agencies and others, as resources allow, related to the technical and economic feasibility, operation and maintenance of these technologies.

Data Resources:

  • RACT/BACT/LAER Clearinghouse (RBLC) - Query, view and download data you select on Source Specific Technology Applications and Air Pollution Regulatory Requirements
  • CATC PRODUCTS - download technical reports, cost information and software

Related Programs and Centers:

  • CICA - U.S.-Mexico Border Information Center on Air Pollution / Centro de Información sobre Contaminación de Aire
  • SBAP - Small Business Assistance Program
  • International Technology Transfer Center for Global Greenhouse Gases

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U.S. EPA Ozone Control Strategies

http://www.epa.gov/region1/airquality/strategy.html

This site offers an overview of why control strategies for ozone were developed in the United States and the goals of control strategies.  Specifically discusses four ground level ozone control strategies: Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery; VOC stationary source control regulations; NOx stationary source control regulations; and Mobile Source strategies.

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U.S. State Implementation Plans for Air Quality - A Primer

http://www.naseo.org/committees/energyenvironment/documents/sips_for_air_quality_primer.PDF (PDF, 39 pp., 126 KB) Exit EPA

Under the federal Clean Air Act in the United States, states must submit State Implementation Plans (SIPs) that demonstrate how states will attain and maintain national air quality standards.  This National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) State Energy Sector paper presents a basic primer on SIPs with reference to ground-level ozone (smog) and identifies opportunities for formally incorporating energy efficiency and renewable resources in SIPs.  It emphasizes the linkage between energy production and pollutant emissions, and especially the avoidance thereof, through energy efficiency improvements and renewable resources.

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U.S. State of California Air Toxics Control Plan for Next 10 Years

http://www.aqmd.gov/aqmp/AirToxicsControlPlan.html Exit EPA

This document, created by the South Coast Air Management District in Southern California (U.S.), serves as a planning document directing efforts to reduce air toxic exposure and identify control measures that are both technically feasible and cost effective now and in the future. Chapters of interest for control strategies include information on: current air quality control strategies and ongoing efforts; current air quality control strategies for stationary and mobile sources and an implementation approach for these strategies.

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