Award Date

11-8-2004

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

First Committee Member

Dr. Lukemeyer

Second Committee Member

Dr. Bernick

Third Committee Member

Dr. Layne

Fourth Committee Member

Dr. Hassenzahl

Number of Pages

30

Abstract

The Clean Air Act of 1970 (CAA) made the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responsible for establishing and maintaining federal programs that control air quality. In turn, each state was delegated responsibility for air quality within its borders, although this responsibility may be shared with Native Americans or tribal lands. In many states, jurisdiction has been delegated to regional or local agencies that are then responsible for air quality in their respective air basins. Even though terrain or water bodies define the physical boundaries of air basins, they are usually designated by County boundaries for regulatory convenience (Wooley, David R., 1997).

Disciplines

Environmental Policy | Environmental Sciences | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Language

English


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