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View Resource Fuels and Fuel Additives

This site offers information regarding the EPA's efforts to introduce fuel and emission quality standards starting in 1973 and culminating with the passage of the Clean Air Act of 1990. It also...

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels.htm
View Resource Fuels and Fuel Additives: Diesel Fuel

While many strides have been made to reduce the emissions from gasoline-powered vehicles, similar accomplishments have eluded diesel-powered vehicles. This is due, in part, to some of the impurities...

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/fuels/diesel/diesel.htm
View Resource Green Book Nonattainment Areas for Criteria Pollutants

Areas of the country where air pollution levels persistently exceed the national ambient air quality standards may be designated "nonattainment." This site offers information and maps regarding...

http://www.epa.gov/air/oaqps/greenbk/
View Resource Motor Vehicles and the Clean Air Act (Article # 1702)

This document explains the diagnostic procedures that should be performed on vehicles to check emission levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Oxygen (O2), Hydrocarbons (HC), Nitric...

http://www.ccar-greenlink.org/
View Resource National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)

A chart shows the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for pollutants mandated by the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments (CAA). Both the Primary standards the Secondary standards are given for...

http://www.epa.gov/air/criteria.html
View Resource National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC)

This Web site is designed to help fleet operators, air quality planners in state/local government and retrofit manufacturers understand the voluntary program and obtain the information they need to...

http://epa.gov/cleandiesel/verification/
View Resource Nonroad Engines, Equipment, and Vehicles

This site offers links to a variety of sources of information for most non-road internal combustion engines. The information included covers topics such as the proposed and final rules for regulating...

http://www.epa.gov/nonroad/index.htm
View Resource Petroleum Refinery Initiative

The initiative addresses four of the most significant compliance and enforcement concerns affecting the petroleum refining industry under the Clean Air Act. This article links to the settlements with...

http://www.epa.gov/Compliance/resources/cases/civil/caa/oil/...
View Resource Plain English Guide To The Clean Air Act.

The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards lists problems caused by air pollution, discusses the sources of air pollution and requirements of the Clean Air Act. ...

http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/peg/
View Resource Pollution Prevention Act of 1990

Web page of the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics providing outline and text of U.S. Code Title 42, Chapter 133.

http://www.epa.gov/p2/pubs/p2policy/act1990.htm
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