The Pilot Emission Reduction Trading PERT Project is now located at http://www.pert.org . NOx, SO2, CO, and Greenhouse Gases -- integrated rules of trade are under development. Submitted by Brian Jantzi
This site is devoted entirely to a description of the book "FUNDAMENTALS OF STACK GAS DISPERSION". The site includes: a general description of the book, four published book reviews, the Table Of Contents, and ordering information. Topics include atmospheric stability classification, buoyant plume rise determinations, windspeed profiles, trapped plumes, fumigated plumes, flare stack plumes, meteorological parameters and much more.
This web site is devoted entirely to a description of the book entitled "FUNDAMENTALS OF STACK GAS DISPERSION". The site includes a general description of the book, four published book reviews, the Table Of Contents, and ordering information. Topics include: atmospheric stability classifications, buoyant plume rise, Gaussian dispersion calculations and modeling, windspeed profiles, trapped plumes, fumigated plumes, flare stack plumes, meteorological parameters, and much more.
Project mission: Combine the power of the web with analyses of EPA's proposed revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. You will find formal comments filed with EPA, plus articles and other stuff, systematically linked to EPA's official proposals and supporting documents. Project goal : Provide visibility into this sea of information and argument.
The Clean Air Act and Amendments of 1990 define a "nonattainment area" as a locality where air pollution levels persistently exceed National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Designating an area nonattainment is a formal rulemaking process and EPA normally takes this action only after air quality standards have been exceeded for several consecutive years. This is a simplified listing of nonattainment areas derived from Title 40, as published in the Federal Register.
CleanAir-MOG, an ad hoc affiliation of businesses and industries, was established to ensure that the control strategies developed to ensure the nationís air quality standards are based on sound science, cost effective and capable of achieving compliance with the ozone standard. This Site is meant to serve as a resource for anyone interested or involved in determining the best way to protect the quality or our air.
"Criteria pollutants" are indicators of air quality and EPA has established a maximum concentration (National Ambient Air Quality Standards) above which adverse effects on human health may occur. This page discusses of the standards, designations and classifications of these nonattainment areas.
Areas of the country where air pollution levels persistently exceed the national ambient air quality standards are designated "nonattainment." Thise are the official EPA designations of nonattainmanent for O3, CO, SO2, NOX, PM, PB.
NICE "Why Files" on Ozone and Partiulates and the debate that surrounds the new standards. The National Institute for Science Education, NISE, is a collaborative effort to ensure that all students who leave the educational system can make informed decisions about science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
The State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators (STAPPA) and the Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials (ALAPCO) represent air pollution control agencies in the 54 states and territories and over 150 major metropolitan areas across the US. Their mission is to improve the effectiveness of managing air quality programs by exchanging information among air pollution control officials, and to enhance communication and cooperation among federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
Greetings from above the top of the US map. Above the Midwest and Northeast States, a pilot project is underway to develop a practical and credible emission trading tool to help mitigate smog in the Windsor (Ontario) to Quebec City (Quebec) corridor. This region imports smog precursors from the US, creates its own domestic emissions, and exports smog precursors back into the US - the air crosses borders so easily. A group of Canadian companies, industry associations, governments, and environmental and public health groups are exploring practical development of an airshed management tool which crosses borders easily, yet also effectively reaches out to incent emission reductions among the many different types of domestic emission sources. Point to this WEB Page for information on who is involved and what has happened so far (e.g., the first open market international NOx emission reduction trade took place on August 28, 1996).
The OTAG/Modeling Data Clearinghouse provides central data management to promote the exchange of data used by the Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) Modeling. OTAG Modeling Centers supply the data to the clearinghouse. This data consists of model input and output files from the emissions, meteorology, and air quality. The Modeling Data Clearinghouse receives and stores the data, provides access to the data, and upon request, provides copies of the data.
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), EPA has formed a group under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee to obtain advice and recommendations on integrated approaches for implementing any revised national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone and particulate matter (in the event that these NAAQS are revised) as well as a new regional haze program.
The goal of the MCNC-Environmental Programs Group is to enhance the ability of the environmental community to perform assessment and impact prediction through the utilization of advanced electronic technologies and information management techniques, thus enabling better decision making, policy, and legislation.
Home page for briefing materials, white paper, analyses of the clean air power inititative. CAPI is an integrated examination of air quality regulations and environmental effects related to the power generation industry (largely utilities). It intersects with OTAG at the level of policy regarding regional NOx strategy and utilities. CAPI is an effort seeking to examine more efficient, effective ways to reduce NOx, SOx, and other pollutants from utilities for multiple purposes, including regional ozone, fine particles, toxics, acid rain, nutrient deposition, etc. While not a goal setting excercise (e.g., OTAG is expected to set a regional NOx goal related to attaining the current ozone NAAQS), CAPI is examining market based strategies to minimize costs and regulatory complexity associated with implementing NAAQS for the power generating sector. Emissions, costs, and other results of alternative strategies examined may be of particular interest for OTAG strategies. Recommended for policy wonks.
The Southern Oxidants Study (SOS) is a strategic alliance of research scientists, engineers, and air quality managers from universities, federal and state governments, industry, and public interest groups to conduct scientific research and modeling programs that will increase understanding of ozone in the atmosphere. The SOS program began in 1988 and will probably continue through the year 2000.
The Technology Transfer Network (TTN), is a collection of electronic bulletin board systems (BBS) developed and operated by the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. The TTN has information about many areas of air pollution science, technology, regulation, measurement, and prevention. In addition, the TTN serves as a public forum for the exchange of technical information and ideas among participants and EPA staff.
A winner of Point Communications Top 5% of the Web Award, here's what they said: "U.S. EPA Office of Air and Radiation, Content: 40/50, Presentation: 31/50, Experience: 32/50 How do you tell good ozone from bad ozone? According to the Enviromental Protection Agency, the answer lies in the catchy phrase: "Good Up High, Bad Nearby." Luckily, the writing at this government site is a little better. If you're concerned about air pollution -- from acid rain to radon -- this is an excellent source of basic (and more detailed) info. Learn all about indoor air quality, auto emissions, and other unclean things. Most of the sections have a "student" guide that presents some pretty complex issues in a friendly manner. Thus armed, spotting the "bad" ozone won't be so hard at all.
The official home page for the entire OTAG activity. Has official documents, and links to related sites. (The OTAG AQA Website has direct link to the OTAG Home page by clicking on the OTAG icon on the top of each page.
The 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act brought new requirements for data collection, analysis, and reporting. It is time to update AIRS with new technology and capabilities to meet today's needs. This is what the re-engineering project is all about.
The 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act brought new requirements for data collection, analysis, and reporting. It is time to update AIRS with new technology and capabilities to meet today's needs. This is what the re-engineering project is all about. AQS Re-Engineering Project
AIRS is a computer-based repository of information about airborne pollution in the United States and various World Health Organization (WHO) member countries. AIRS is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Harvey Jefferies at UNC and colleagues at U. of Leeds, UK have established a spectacular web site: Atmospheric Chemistry International Research Site for Information and Technology Exchange. Highly recommended!
AIRS Data for the continuous period of 1985 - 1993 have been collected for sites within a 150-km radius of the Baltimore Washington axis. Data include O3, NO2, SO2, CO, and are stored as "zipped" ASCII files.
The OTAG Emission Inventory is considered to be the best data base available representing 1990 emissions for states participating in the OTAG. It consists of a complete VOC, NOx, and CO county level inventory for each state.
NARSTO consists of government organizations, industry, and academia in Mexico, United States, and Canada for the coordination and enhancement of scientific research and assessment of tropospheric ozone, with the central goal of determining workable, efficient, and effective strategies for local and regional ozone control.