Clean Air Act (CAA)

Definition - What does Clean Air Act (CAA) mean?

The Clean Air Act (CAA) is a law passed by the United States government to manage air pollution. Made effective in 1963, this national level law is the most important environmental law that ensures air quality. Moreover, CAA is also the broadest law passed for air quality in the world. It is managed and implemented by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The law contains major amendments that address pollution factors such as toxic air pollution, acid rain, ozone depletion and Reid vapor pressure (RVP) emissions from gasoline to name a few.

Petropedia explains Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Clean Air Act of the United States is an ideal example of an exclusively drafted air pollution control program. This law was implemented in the year 1963 and is managed by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States. It is a federal law that works on a national level. This law covers the programs and activities carried out to manage air pollution, reduce the emissions from chemicals and fuels such as gasoline, and maintain the air quality of the country. It also works on other factors such as ozone depletion, air quality deterioration and emissions from transporting vehicles. An atypical part of this law also covers noise pollution.

This definition was written in the context of environment protection

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