Air Quality Codes/Ordinances
Probably the most comprehensive and best known air quality
legislation is the Clean
Air Act. EPA provides the text of the Clean Air Act
and its amendments, as well as the Plain
English Guide to the Clean Air Act, on its website.
Recently several states have adopted renewable energy portfolio standards designed at least in part to improve air quality. These include California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland and Rhode Island.
There are many municipalities and other local governments with
codes and ordinances addressing air quality, particularly as
related to burning, vehicle emissions, and building ventilation.
A few examples from different regions are referenced here.
Resources Board offers a web page that links to current
text of local, state, and federal statutes plus state and local
regulations effecting air quality management in California.
Codes, Criteria and More is a website of Canada's Government
of British Columbia. It lists codes, model bylaws and more,
addressing industrial and vehicular pollution.
Carolina Division of Air Quality lists clean air efforts
undertaken by the state, including legislation, rules, and plans.
are also available at the site.
The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, has Air
Quality ordinances addressing radon, wood smoke, and
Linn County, Iowa, adopted an Air
Quality Ordinance in 2002 that may be viewed as a PDF
State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code is available
Last updated: June 30, 2004
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