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The Hunton & Williams LLP practice under the Clean Air Act and other air quality laws is one of the most extensive in the nation. The firm's environmental team began its air quality regulatory practice shortly after enactment of the Clean Air Act of 1970. For more than three decades, the firm's environmental lawyers have provided clients a full range of services under all of the Act's major programs, advocating clients' interests before the executive and legislative branches of government and regulatory agencies around the world. The firm's practice under the Clean Air Act represents a broad range of clients, including electric utility companies, chemical manufacturers, pulp and paper companies, oil and gas companies, aluminum manufacturing, petroleum pipeline entities, coal companies, road builders, liquefied gas storage and distribution companies, pharmaceutical companies, and various other manufacturers.
Chapter 1 Federal-State Partnership: An Overview of the Clean Air Act through the 1980s
Chapter 2 The 1990 Amendments: An Ascendant Federal Partner
Chapter 3 Implementation of National Ambient Air Quality Standards and the Nonattainment Program
Chapter 4 Control Technology Regulation
Chapter 5 Operating and Preconstruction Permitting Programs
Chapter 6 The Acid Deposition Control Program
Chapter 7 Hazardous Air Pollutants
Chapter 8 Regulation of Mobile Sources of Air Pollution
Chapter 9 Stratospheric Ozone Protection
Chapter 10 Enforcement and Judicial Review
Chapter 11 Trends in Clean Air Act Regulation and Legislation
This fourth edition appears 16 years after the preceding edition published in 1998, having undergone extensive revisions reflecting recent important developments to the federal Clean Air legislation and regulatory practices. This long time period encompasses three different presidential administrations and probably dozens of leaders in different directorates at the EPA. The more experience that federal and state agencies have with the Clean Air Act, and the more that science documents the issues, the greater chance that information sharing will take place, and thus the more valuable this compendium will become to researchers. Enhancements include summaries of the Title V operating permit programs and key rules that direct the implementation of the Title IV acid rain program. Also covered are performance standards under Section 111 of the act (designed to prevent new pollution problems), and three entirely new chapters on Visibility Protection, Climate Change, and the Acid Deposition Control Program, each of which addresses new developments in civil and criminal enforcement. Well documented with references and notes, this work is an invaluable pathfinder to navigating the complexities of environmental legislation and regulations generated by the Clean Air Act nearly 50 years. The handbook is a critical acquisition for anyone interested in learning about environmental change and science. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic audiences; general readers; professionals/practitioners.
— Choice Reviews
A solid primer on air quality issues from an authoritative source.
— Library Journal
The Clean Air Handbook provides an enlightening overview of the Clean Air Act, giving the reader more insight into the enormous legal, health, and financial considerations related to this act and its amendments. Thankfully, the handbook helps to make these important issues more understandable....The Clean Air Handbook gives a more in-depth and legalistic view of the Clean Air Act.... Recommended for academic libraries with environmental science programs and large public libraries.
— American Reference Books Annual
Now in an updated fourth edition, Clean Air Handbook is a solid handbook to the Clean Air Act, including the Clear Skies Initiative. Offering an overview of the regulatory requirements of the Clean Air Act and its amendments, a summary of the history and structure of the Clean Air Act, summaries of the EPA's rules for state-administered Title V operating permit programs, the key rules that the EPA puts forth to implement the Title IV acid rain program, and more, Clean Air Handbook is an excellent consultation resource. Although Clean Air Handbook cannot substitute for the services of a qualified lawyer with experience in environmental cases, it is an invaluable reference to familiarize oneself with before engaging the expensive services of one.
— Midwest Book Review