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Legislation, Regulation and Implementation - Resources: Publications and Reports

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Publications and Reports

Public Audience:
U.S. Booklet on Environmental Regulations
U.S. House of Representatives: How Our Laws are Made
U.S. Major Environmental Laws
U.S. Regulatory Information Service Center
U.S. Senate: Enactment of a Law

Technical Audience:
Clean Air for Europe (CAFE)
EU Handbook on the Implementation of Environmental Legislation: Air Quality
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
United Nations Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
U.S. EPA's Implementation of Carbon Monoxide Standards
U.S. EPA's Implementation of Lead Standards
U.S. EPA's Implementation of Nitrogen Oxide Standards
U.S. EPA's Implementation of Ozone Standards
U.S. EPA's Implementation of Particulate Matter Standards
U.S. EPA's Implementation of Sulfur Dioxide Standards
U.S. Government Performance and Results Act
U.S. Guidance for Portland Cement Manufacturing MACT Standards
U.S. National Primary and Secondary Ambient Air Quality Standards U.S. Rule and Implementation Information for Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry
U.S. State Implementation Plans for Air Quality - A Primer
U.S. State of Delaware Air Quality Management Regulations
World Bank Summary of Air Emission and Effluent Discharge Requirements

AQ System Flow Chart Highlighting Regulation and Implementation

Publications and Reports

U.S. Booklet on Environmental Regulations

http://www.p2pays.org Exit EPA

This booklet, called "Regulations: A Vital Tool for Protecting Public Health and the Environment" allows you learn more about how U.S. EPA writes regulations, and how your voice can influence the policies that shape our environmental future.

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U.S. House of Representatives: How Our Laws are Made
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html Exit EPA

This brochure is intended to provide a basic outline of the numerous steps of our federal lawmaking process from the source of an idea for a legislative proposal through its publication as a statute. The legislative process is a matter about which every person should be well informed in order to understand and appreciate the work of Congress.

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U.S. Major Environmental Laws

http://www.epa.gov/epahome/laws.htm

A listing of and links to information about the major environmental laws in the United States.

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U.S. Regulatory Information Service Center

http://reginfo.gov/ Exit EPA

The Regulatory Information Service Center has established this site to assist users who want to find information about Federal, state, and local regulation in the United States.

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U.S. Senate: Enactment of a Law

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/enactment/enactlawtoc.html Exit EPA

The legislative branch of government has responsibilities which in many cases transcend the process of enactment of legislation. Among these are the Senate's power of advice and consent with regard to treaties and nominations. The preeminent role of the legislative branch, however, is its concern with legislation.

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Publications and Reports

Clean Air for Europe (CAFE)

http://europa.eu/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/l28026.htm Exit EPA

This document describes the CAFE program in Europe. This program has the following objectives: (1) collect information on air pollution effects, modelling, and emission inventories; (2) review the effectiveness of existing air pollution legislation; (3) create links between the policy areas; (4) determine the overall strategy for defining objectives and measures to meet those objectives; and (5) disseminate this information widely.

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EU Handbook on the Implementation of Environmental Legislation: Air Quality

http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/air/pdf/air.pdf  (PDF, 94 pp., 373 KB) Exit EPA

This document first provides an overview of all air quality related legislation in the EU. Next it provides guidance for the implementation of this legislation.

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Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

http://www.pops.int/ Exit EPA

This web site contains links to meetings, background and implementation documents, and guidance associated with the Stockholm Convention, which is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). POPs are chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of living organisms and are toxic to humans and wildlife. POPs circulate globally and can cause damage wherever they travel. In implementing the Convention, Governments will take measures to eliminate or reduce the release of POPs into the environment.

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United Nations Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

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

Since its adoption in 1979, the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution has addressed some of the major environmental problems of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region. This has been achieved through a process of scientific collaboration and policy negotiation, and the Convention has been extended by eight protocols, which are linked to the website. Other links that the website provides are an institutional framework linking science and policy, and the Executive Body's latest annual report and work plan.

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U.S. EPA's Implementation of Carbon Monoxide Standards

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/co/index.html

EPA provides information on the implementation their national ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide (CO).

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U.S. EPA's Implementation of Lead Standards

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/pb/index.html

Summary EPA provides information on the implementation their national ambient air quality standards for lead (Pb).

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U.S. EPA's Implementation of Nitrogen Oxide Standards

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/nox/index.html

PAGE UNAVAILABLE as of June 2003: keep as placeholder. [EPA provides information on the implementation their national ambient air quality standards for nitrogen oxides (NOx).]

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U.S. EPA's Implementation of Ozone Standards

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/ozone/index.html

EPA provides information on the implementation their national ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3).

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U.S. EPA's Implementation of Particulate Matter Standards

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/pm/pm10_index.html and http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/pm/pm25_index.html

EPA provides information on the implementation their national ambient air quality standards for particulate matter, PM (for both PM10 and PM2.5).

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U.S. EPA's Implementation of Sulfur Dioxide Standards

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/so2/index.html

EPA provides information on the implementation their national ambient air quality standards for sulfur dioxide (SO2).

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U.S. Government Performance and Results Act

http://www.epa.gov/ocfo/planning/gpra.htm

The 1993 Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires agencies to develop plans for what they intend to accomplish, measure how well they are doing, make appropriate decisions based on the information they have gathered, and communicate information about their performance to Congress and to the public. Under the GPRA agencies must develop a five-year Strategic Plan, which includes a mission statement and sets out long-term goals and objectives; Annual Performance Plans, which provide annual performance commitments toward achieving the goals and objectives presented in the Strategic Plan; and Annual Performance Reports, which evaluate an agency's progress toward achieving performance commitments.

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U.S. Guidance for Portland Cement Manufacturing MACT Standards

http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ap/down/PCMmact.PDF PDF, 84 pp., 390 KB) Exit EPA

On June 14, 1999, the EPA promulgated final maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards for the Portland cement manufacturing (PCM) industry. The guidance provides a summary of PCM MACT requirements; lists the regulated sources, pollutants and emission limits for each affected source, and monitoring frequency for compliance; describes techniques for reducing emissions; and includes links to information on the PCM industry and regulations. The appendices Exit EPA contain fact sheets on the PCM industry, a Portland Cement MACT Compliance Checklist, and applicable forms.

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U.S. National Primary and Secondary Ambient Air Quality Standards

http://www.epa.gov/air/oaqps/greenbk/40cfr50.html

This page provides definitions and detailed information on the air quality standards in the U.S.

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U.S. Rule and Implementation Information for Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/pcem/pcempg.html

EPA provides downloadable files related to the Portland Cement manufacturing sector concerning: rule information (proposed and promulgated rule notices, closely related rules, litigation related materials, etc.); technical information (basis and purpose dcuments/response to comments and fact sheets); and implementation information (source identification and location information, outreach and training materials, permitting information, compliance and enforcement information).

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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

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U.S. State of Delaware Air Quality Management Regulations

http://www.dnrec.state.de.us/air/aqm_page/regs.htm Exit EPA

This Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control website provides a list of the state of Delaware's (U.S.) air quality regulations and programs. The site links to PDF files with specific examples of programs implemented in Delaware to manage air quality.

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World Bank Summary of Air Emission and Effluent Discharge Requirements

http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/sustainability.nsf/AttachmentsByTitle/p_ppah_pguiSummary/$FILE/HandbookSummaryAirEmissionAndEffluentDischargeRequirements.pdf (PDF, 8 pp., 46 KB) Exit EPA

This document presents emission requirements in a table format organized by industry and pollutant type.

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