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EPA needs to improve its oversight of air pollution control grant expenditures

EPA needs to improve its oversight of air pollution control grant expenditures

report to the chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives

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Published by GAO in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Air quality management -- Economic aspects -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office., United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 22 p. ;
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14526592M

      Since passage of the Clean Air Act of , the Environmental Protection Agency has been the primary controller of air quality in the United States. The agency, and various state pollution agencies operating under EPA supervision, issue pollution permits to major pollution sources and determine pollution limits on vehicles and other emission. o Improve air quality by implementing pollution control measures to reduce the number of nonattainment Septem , EPA, in close collaboration with states, will reduce the number of nonattainment areas to from a baseline of

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved to finalize a rule Thursday that would ease the air pollution permitting process for certain power plants and manufacturers. This program includes funding for state and local air pollution control agencies designated by Governors. Under CAA Section Grants, state and local air pollution control agencies may develop and implement continuing programs for the prevention and control of air pollution or implementation of national primary and secondary ambient air.

      In other research, EPA discovered that air pollution can increase some types of cholesterol in a way that suggests a higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Importantly, we found that improved air quality and meeting the EPA’s outdoor air quality standards has decreased the risk of air pollution- related premature death in the U.S. Goal Statement o Improve air quality by implementing pollution control measures to reduce the number of nonattainment areas. By Septem , EPA, in close collaboration with states, will reduce the number of nonattainment areas to from a baseline of


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EPA needs to improve its oversight of air pollution control grant expenditures Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) air pollution control grant program authorized by the Clean Air n of the act authorizes EPA to award grants to state and local agencies to develop plans and implement programs to prevent and control air pollution or to address national air quality standards.

EPA NEEDS TO IMPROVE ITS OVERSIGHT OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL GRANT EXPENDITURES DIGEST The Congress enacted the Clean Air Act in to protect and enhance the quality of the nation's air. Section of the act, as amended, authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to award grants to state and local air pollution control agencies.

Air Grants and Funding: includes competitive grant funding announcements for projects and programs relating to air quality, transportation, climate change, indoor air and other related topics.

Brownfields Grants and Funding: existing facilities where redevelopment is complicated by. Competitive Funding Announcements. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) announces competitive funding announcements for projects and programs relating to air quality, transportation, climate change, indoor air and other related topics.

Organizations that can apply (eligible entities) are typically based on the funding announcements’ authorizing statute and catalog of federal domestic. EPA supports air pollution research through research grants in three broad areas: Measuring air pollution exposure and effects in humans and ecosystems.

Delivering innovative tools and technologies to reduce and prevent harmful emissions. Delivering modeling, monitoring, measurement metrics and critical science information to make decisions.

Cost reports provide details on the capital and annual costs of regulations that EPA prepares as well as the necessary information to determine how these costs are estimated. More information on how costs are estimated can be found by consulting the EPA Air Pollution Control Cost Manual (see above).

Below is a list of cost reports prepared by EPA. Each year EPA examines air pollution trends of each of the six principal pollutants in this country. A yearly EPA document titled National Air Quality and Emissions Trends Report gives a detailed analysis of changes in air pollution levels over the last 10 years time, plus a summary of the current air pollution.

Refuel your car in the evening when its cooler. Conserve electricity and set air conditioners no lower than 78 degrees. Defer lawn and gardening chores that use gasoline-powered equipment, or wait until evening. On Days when High Particle Levels are Expected, Take these Extra Steps to Reduce Pollution.

Air pollution comes from many different sources: stationary sources such as factories, power plants, and smelters and smaller sources such as dry cleaners and degreasing operations; mobile sources such as cars, buses, planes, trucks, and trains; and naturally occurring sources such as windblown dust, and volcanic eruptions, all contribute to air pollution.

Healthy Air: A Community and Business Leaders Guide is a collection of non-regulatory, time-and-cost-saving ideas communities can use to reduce toxic air pollution.

Community Assistance Information. EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) has many resources to. EPA's Air Pollution Control Cost Manual provides guidance for the development of accurate and consistent costs for air pollution control devices.

A long-standing document prepared by EPA, the Control Cost Manual focuses on point source and stationary area source air pollution controls for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and some. The EPA is responsible for implementing federal laws that protect air and water –“Pollution should be prevented or reduced at its source, whenever possible.” I’m reminded of this hazy image each time the Trump team threatens to take us back to a time when pollution ran rampant.

Technical Resources. This section includes documents, software tools, models and listings of available material. These resources either provide information on air quality, or are tools to assess air quality along the U.S.-Mexico border and/or any other area, especially Spanish speaking countries.

Air Pollution includes gases and particles. Air pollution consists of gas and particle contaminants that are present in the atmosphere. Gaseous pollutants include sulfur dioxide (SO 2), oxides of nitrogen (NO x), ozone (O 3), carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), certain toxic air pollutants and some gaseous forms of le pollution (PM and PM 10) includes a.

EPA Region 9 Needs to Improve Oversight Over Guam's Consolidated Cooperative Agreements: P Spending Taxpayers Dollars: EF: May 3, Clean Air Act Facility Evaluations Are Conducted, but Inaccurate Data Hinder EPA Oversight and Public Awareness.

P Enforcement and Compliance: A: May 2, This sixth edition of the EPA Air Pollution Control Cost Manual was prepared by the Air Quality Strategies and Standards Division of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC Mention of trade names or commercial products is.

You are reviewing the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) actions in montoring State funding and expenditures under section (b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Section (b) of the CAA provides in pertinent part as follows: "No agency shall receive any grant under this section during any fiscal year when its expenditures of non-Federal funds for other than nonrecurrent expenditures for. Editor's note: An earlier version of this story understated the extent to which the benefits of EPA air pollution rules exceed the costs.

The correct estimate is between $ billion and $ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is committed to protecting public health by improving air quality and reducing air pollution. This annual report presents the trends in the nation's air quality, and summarizes the detailed information found at EPA's AirTrends website (link will open in a.

• y Improvement Act ofPLApril 3, - establishes a broad policy mandate to support the enhancement of environmental quality.

Air Pollution Control • Clean Air Act, PLas amended, Novem - establishes standards for the protection and enhancement of the Nation's air quality.

focus on the reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, including nonpoint sources (Nonpoint Source – Section – grant); 2) expansion of the National Pollutant Discharge 1 “Investing in Clean Air and Public Health: A Needs Survey of State and Local Air Pollution Control Agencies.Now, as the EPA prepares its report on those standards later this month, 20 of those scientists met independently to prepare the release of their own assessment of current air pollution levels.The mission of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment by establishing and enforcing standards for air quality, water, wastewater treatment, and solid and hazardous waste disposal and by.