Rules and Forms
Clean Air Act
The Clean Air Act is a lengthy and
complex federal law containing many provisions to improve and protect
the outdoor air quality in the United States.
It gives the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) the responsibility for
setting national ambient air quality standards to protect public
health, while giving states the job of determining how best to meet
The EPA also has the
task of developing tailpipe standards for new cars and trucks and national
emission standards for many kinds of industrial activities, including
those that contribute to acid rain and
toxic air pollution.
in turn, have the responsibility to ensure compliance with emission
standards by industry.
The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection is the lead agency responsible for
implementing the Clean Air Act in Florida. The Department is
assisted in this effort by county air pollution control agencies in
Broward, Dade, Duval, Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas and
Note: The federal
Clean Air Act should not be confused with the Florida Clean Indoor Air
Act, the purpose of which is to protect the public health, comfort, and
environment by creating areas in public places and at public meetings that
are reasonably free from tobacco smoke. Learn more about the
Clean Indoor Air Act, which is administered by the Florida
Department of Health.
September 02, 2014