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Lecture 6

SSC 360 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Nitrogen Dioxide, Safety Data Sheet


Department
Interdisciplinary Social Sci
Course Code
SSC 360
Professor
Stan Radon
Lecture
6

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History of Environmental Protection
Pre-Modern Era 1840-1891
Conservation Era 1891-1969
Modern Era 1969-Present
Environmental Legislation &Regulations (1969-1970)
- Enactment of NEPA
- April 1970 - USA celebrates first earth day
- President Nixon creates EPA
- Clean Air Act
Federal Toxic Substance Statues
- Occupational protection
- OSHA
- SARA
- Environmental Protection
- CAA
- CWA
- SDWA
- RCRA
- Chemical Manufacture & Use
- FDA
- FIFRA
- TS
- CA
- Cleanup Action
- CERCLA (&SARA)
- CWA
- RCRA
Clean Air Act (CAA)
- Enacted 1963 - 1970 Amendments National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) -
set maximum limits of pollutants in outside air. Each State designates attainment/non-
attainment areas
NAAQS (national ambient air quality standards)
- Carbon monoxide
- Lead
- Nitrogen dioxide
- Ozone
- Particulate pollution
- Sulfur dioxide
CAA Continued
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