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Main Title How to measure the effects of acid deposition : a framework for ecological assessments /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Atmospheric Programs,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA 430-R-01-005
Stock Number PB2009-109643
OCLC Number 51982410
Subjects Environmental monitoring--United States ; Acid deposition--United States--Measurement ; Pollutants--United States ; Ecological assessment (Biology) ; Acid deposition--Measurement
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Ecology ; Deposition ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Environmental impacts ; Human health ; Emission ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Acid rain ; Decision making ; Evaluation ; Monitoring
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 430-R-01-005 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/04/2003
NTIS  PB2009-109643 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iii, 55 pages : illustrations : maps ; 28 cm
In an effort to reduce the adverse effects of acid deposition on human health and the environment, Congress established the Acid Deposition Control Program, which was passed in 1990 as Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments (hereafter Title IV). Title IV requires reductions in annual emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), the precursors of acid rain, from electric utilities. EPA hopes to facilitate the use of localized monitoring where available in conjunction with national networks and promote ecological assessment initiatives at the state and tribal nation levels in order to better understand which regions of the country show signs of improvement and if any are continuing to degrade. This combination of local, regional and national ecosystem assessments will improve the decision-making and evaluation process regarding current air pollution control strategies. Phase I of the Acid Rain Program achieved substantial emission reductions, resulting in significant environmental and health benefits. As even greater emission reductions occur under Phase II of the Acid Rain Program (2000 forward), the ability to describe the ecological response to these reductions becomes increasingly important.
"June 2001." "EPA 430-R-01-005." Description based on printed copy of PDF document.