ERIC Number: ED079072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Clean Air. It's Up to You, Too.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Opportunities for citizen participation in federal environmental decisions relative to air pollution and its control are assessed in this booklet. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as the federal agency charged with enforcement of the Clean Air Act, offers guidelines for responsible citizen action. Designed for groups already organized and active in pursuit of cleaner air, the booklet assumes that a citizen group or coalition already has some experience and sophistication in air pollution control. Knowing what to do is the main topic of discussion. This includes becoming informed, fighting for funds, knowing the law, using the state plan for air pollution control, checking source compliance schedules, understanding transportation controls, and utilizing other available tools. Knowing the deadlines and exceptions as well as legal rights are also considered. The final segment relates techniques which may be used to spur enforcement of state implementation plans, in particular, radio and television broadcasts and testifying at public hearings. Appended material compiles National Air Quality Standards, a sample Source Compliance Schedule, rules pertinent to public information and prior notice of citizen suits, a list of state air pollution control agencies and EPA Regional Offices, and a bibliography. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.