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An approach to air quality management standards

Heitner, Kenneth L. and Krier, James E. (1974) An approach to air quality management standards. Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association, 24 (11). pp. 1039-1043. ISSN 0002-2470. doi:10.1080/00022470.1974.10470009.

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The Clean Air Amendments of 1970 impose a stringent set of uniform air quality standards and a rigid timetable for achieving them. Such an approach is open to serious question, since it fails to take account of variation in relevant local conditions. This paper sketches a proposal for a more realistic approach to air quality. It suggests a program of management standards that would reflect the needs and circumstances of particular regions. An institutional framework is outlined that would consider the technical, economic, and social constraints that determine how quickly and how much any area can improve its air quality. The framework would provide the needed flexibility, and would employ a feedback approach that avoids the need to resolve all uncertainties before any progress can be made. At the same time, it would impose a timetable and planning process to assure that all feasible progress in air quality improvement is realized nationwide.

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Additional Information:© 1974 Air Pollution Control Association.
Group:Environmental Quality Laboratory
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Environmental Quality LaboratoryA-6
Issue or Number:11
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