This strategy for the control of direct emission pollution involves the translation of ambient air quality standards into maximum emission quotas for each subarea of the air quality region, and the application of the quota on a case-by-case basis to new stationary sources of pollution. Four methods for applying the quotas are described and potential legal and administrative problems in their application are noted. Implementation and enforcement experience in Cook County, Illinois and Jefferson County Kentucky are discussed, and legal problems in the use of emission quotas are reviewed. The emission quotas system has substantial potential as an auxiliary land use control by taking air quality objectives into account when decisions are made to determine the location of sources of pollution. With additional theoretical work on implementation techniques, more field experience in their enforcement and an adequate legal framework, the strategy may emerge as an essential component of local and regional air quality programs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was prepared under contract between the Environmental Protection Agency and Rutgers University.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    School of Law, Boalt Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Mandelker, D R
    • Sherry, T A
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00144314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 68-02-0278
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM