Acid Rain Program
The overall goal of the Acid Rain Program is to achieve significant environmental and public health benefits through reductions in emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx)—the primary causes of acid rain. To achieve this goal at the lowest cost to society, the program employs both traditional and innovative, market-based approaches for controlling air pollution. In addition, the program encourages energy efficiency and pollution prevention.
- Basic Information
Provides a comprehensive overview of the Acid Rain Program.
- SO2 Reductions and Allowance Trading under the Acid Rain Program
Explains how reductions in SO2 emissions are to be achieved.
- NOx Reductions under the Acid Rain Program
Explains how reductions in NOx emissions are to be achieved.
- Laws and Regulations
Provides links to Title IV of the Clean Air Act which mandates control of acid deposition, as well a links to regulations issued under Title IV including permits regulation, continuous emissions monitoring, and appeal procedures.
- Guidance and Fact Sheets
Provides links to permitting guidance, emissions monitoring and reporting guidance, applicability determinations, and more.
- Program Forms
Links to a comprehensive list of Acid Rain Program forms including permitting, allowance, and others.
- Program Results
Provides links to compliance and progress reports, emissions data, and other summary reports.