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What Is The Clean Air Act?

The Clean Air Act is a comprehensive federal law that is meant to help to prevent and reduce air pollution. Under the law, companies must follow a number of different regulations and emissions standards. If they violate the Clean Air Act or the regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency, the companies may face serious penalties. If you are a worker who has inside information that your employer is violating the Clean Air Act, you might want to talk to the attorneys at Swartz Swidler about filing a qui tam action.

Part A

Part A of the Clean Air Act establishes air quality requirements and places limits on emissions. This part of the law lists a number of hazardous materials and fibers that may impact the air quality and establishes procedures for how they must be handled. The remainder of this part deals with such things as the height of smokestacks and emissions limits for different types of substances.

Part B

This part of the Clean Air Act was replaced in 1990 by Title VII when the law was amended. The aim of this section is to reduce the depletion of ozone. The ozone layer helps to protect the Earth from harmful radiation. After a hole was discovered in the ozone in the late 1980s, the Clean Air Act was amended to reduce the emissions of chlorofluorocarbons and freon as both deplete ozone through a chemical reaction.

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Part C

This part of the law requires that companies that want to build large facilities in certain areas that will add to the air pollution must get special permits. The goals of the permitting process are to ensure that clean air standards are met and that the public health is protected.

Part D

This part of the Clean Air Act establishes a process for facilities that are located in areas with high amounts of pollution to reach better air quality levels within five years. The companies must submit plans for how they will meet the standards to the EPA for approval.

Title II

Title II of the Clean Air Act deals with emissions standards for different types of transportation. The first part deals with emissions standards for motor vehicles. The second part deals with emissions standards for aircraft, and the third part establishes emissions standards for clean fuel vehicles.

Other sections

Title III of the act establishes the rights of citizens to file lawsuits in order to get companies to comply with the EPA’s standards. Title IV deals with noise pollution with the goal of reducing it in urban areas. Title IV-A deals with acid rain and phases to reduce the emissions of sulfur dioxide. Title V mandates that companies have plans in place to reduce their emissions of certain pollutants and to submit reports to the EPA. Title VI classifies substances that destroy ozone in an effort to prevent its depletion.

Contact Swartz Swidler

If you know that your employer or another company is violating the provisions of the Clean Air Act, you may have the right to file a lawsuit to enforce the law if the information that you have is not public. To learn more, contact Swartz Swidler today to schedule a case evaluation.

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Our Locations

Cherry Hill Headquarters

1101 Kings Hwy N
Suite 402
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

Phone: (856) 685-7420
Fax: (856) 685-7417

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123 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 995-2733