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Main Title Air quality criteria for particulate matter.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Center for Environmental Assessment.
Publisher National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA/600/P-99/002aD ; EPA/600/P-99/002bD
Stock Number PB2003-106439
OCLC Number 55874067
Subjects Air quality--Standards ; Air--Pollution--Research ; Air--Pollution--Measurement ; Air quality management ; Air--Pollution--Standards
Additional Subjects Air quality ; Particulates ; Reviews ; Clean air act ; Environmental law ; Air pollution ; Environmental effects ; Health effects ; Epidemiology ; Toxicology ; Dosimetry ; Metropolitan statistical areas ; NAAQS(National Ambient Air Quality Standards) ; Mortality
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-P-99-002aD Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/21/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-P-99-002bD Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/21/2016
NTIS  PB2003-106439 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 2 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to meet requirements set forth in Sections 108 and 109 of the U.S. Clean Air Act (CAA). Sections 108 and 109 require the EPA Administrator (1) to list widespread air pollutants that reasonably may be expected to endanger public health or welfare; (2) to issue air quality criteria for them that assess the latest available scientific information on nature and effects of ambient exposure to them; (3) to set primary NAAQS to protect human health with adequate margin of safety and to set secondary NAAQS to protect against welfare effects (e.g., effects on vegetation, ecosystems, visibility, climate, manmade materials, etc.); and (5) to periodically (every 5 years) review and revise, as appropriate, the criteria and NAAQS for a given listed pollutant or class of pollutants. This Fourth External Review Draft of revised Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter assesses new scientific information that has become available mainly between early 1996 through April 2002. The present draft is being released for public comment and review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) to obtain comments on the organization and structure of the document, the issues addressed, the approaches employed in assessing and interpreting the newly available information on PM exposures and effects, and the key findings and conclusions arrived at as a consequence of this assessment. Public comments and CASAC review recommendations will be taken into account in making any appropriate further revisions to this document for incorporation into a final draft. Evaluations contained in the present document will be drawn on to provide inputs to associated PM Staff Paper analyses prepared by EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) to pose alternatives for consideration by the EPA Administrator with regard to proposal and, ultimately, promulgation of decisions on potential retention or revision of the current PM NAAQS.
"June 2003." "Fourth external review draft." "This document is an external review draft for review purposes only and does not constitute U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy." Volume 2 title page incorrectly numbered EPA/600/P-99/002aD. See paragraph 2 of: Includes bibliographical references.