Is CO2 a Pollutant and Does EPA Have the Power to Regulate It?: Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs of the Committee on Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Energy and Evironment [sic] of the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, October 6, 1999
United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000 - 187 pages
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Page 137 - Any national secondary ambient air quality standard prescribed, under subsection (a) shall specify a level of air quality the attainment and maintenance of which in the judgment of the Administrator, based on such criteria, is requisite to protect the public welfare from any known or anticipated adverse effects associated with the presence of such air pollutant in the ambient air.
Page 63 - air pollutant' means an air pollution agent or combination of such agents. "(h) All language referring to effects on welfare includes, but is not limited to, effects on soils, water, crops, vegetation, manmade materials, animals, wildlife, weather, visibility, and climate, damage to and deterioration of property, and hazards to transportation, as well as effects on economic values and on personal comfort and well-being.
Page 132 - David M. Mclntosh Chairman, Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs Committee on Government Reform US House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515-6143 Dear Mr.
Page 22 - municipality" means a city, town, borough, county, parish, district, or other public body created by or pursuant to State law. (g) The term "air pollutant" means any air pollution agent or combination of such agents, including any physical, chemical, biological, radioactive (including source material, special nuclear material, and byproduct material) substance or matter which is emitted into or otherwise enters the ambient air.
Page 33 - ... cause or contribute to, air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger the public health or welfare but for which standards have not been prescribed under subsection (a).
Page 18 - Under the act, adverse effects on public welfare are defined as adverse effects on soils, water, crops, vegetation, manmade materials, animals, wildlife, weather, visibility, and climate; damage to and deterioration of property; hazards to transportation; or adverse effects on economic values and on personal comfort and well-being.
Page 18 - hazardous air pollutant" means an air pollutant to which no ambient air quality standard is applicable and which in the judgment of the Administrator causes, or contributes to, air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to result in an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness.