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Main Title Legal issues of emission density zoning /
Author Jaffee, Martin S. ; Mandelker, Daniel R. ; Thomas, William A. ; Wafer, Deborah B. ; Taub, Felice ; Jaffe, M. S. ; Mandelker, D. R. ; Thomas, W. A. ; Wafer, D. B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jaffe, Martin S.
CORP Author American Society of Planning Officials.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/450-3-78-049; EPA-IAG-D7-01157; ARGONNE/P-7711A; W-31-109-ENG-38
Stock Number PB-294 964
OCLC Number 06814395
Subjects Zoning, Emission density--Law and legislation--United States ; Zoning law--United States ; Air--Pollution--Law and legislation ; Industry and state
Additional Subjects Land use zoning ; Density(Mass/volume) ; Standards ; Regional planning ; Regulations ; National government ; State government ; Management planning ; Urban planning ; Air pollution abatement ; Emission density limits ; Air pollution standards ; Air quality ; Emission density zoning ; Clean air act ; Ecological concentration ; Gaseous wastes ; Implementation ; Legal aspects ; Zones ; ERDA/500600 ; ERDA/290300 ; Federal government
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-450/3-78-049 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/10/1997
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-78-049 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 450-3-78-049 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/03/2018
NTIS  EPA-450/3-78-049 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB-294 964 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 136 pages ; 28 cm.
Emission density zoning (EDZ) is an air pollution control strategy that sets emission limits for certain areas of land; these limits restrict the rate of pollutant emission per unit area (such as grams per second per hectare). This report examines legal issues involving EDZ. Many of the legal arguments applied to EDZ, and the conclusions reached, also may be applied to other types of land-use-based emission quota strategies, such as floating zone emission quotas, jurisdictional emission quotas, and district emission quotas. EDZ can be considered as either a land-use or air pollution control technique; each interpretation raises different legal questions. EDZ probably would be upheld as a valid technique under the Clean Air Act and its amendments, but modifications of state air pollution control or land-use-management enabling legislation may be needed to ensure implementation. EDZ also raises constitutional questions of equal protection and due process, but these issues largely depend on the particular administrative mechanisms used to implement EDZ. Legal issues also may arise if EDZ is considered a pollution dispersal rather than a pollution abatement strategy. The legal questions concerning EDZ may best be resolved through explicit state enabling legislation that clearly delegates authority to local, regional, and state agencies, and establishes strong mechanisms for intergovernmental coordination.
"EPA/450-3-78-049." "September 1978." Includes bibliographical references.