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Air Emissions

Clean Air Act

In response to a number of air quality incidents across the country, the Clean Air Act (CAA) was first promulgated in 1963 and has been revised a number of times since.

The five basic goals of the CAA are:

  1. Control ambient levels of criteria pollutants
  2. Limit exposure to Hazardous Air Pollutants
  3. Protect and improve visibility in natural areas
  4. Reduce emissions that cause acid rain, and
  5. Curb the use of chemicals that deplete stratospheric ozone

Oklahoma State University is subject to a number of regulations or portions of regulations promulgated in the CAA and its revisions.