Under the Clean Air Act of 1970, as amended, each state is required to submit a plan for the implementation and enforcement of national ambient air quality standards for each air quality control region in the state. An initial requirement for each of these plans is an emission inventory for each designated region. The Alabama emission inventory is summarized in charts and tables that serve as a guide to control strategy development and selection. Point source data required for preparation of the report were obtained from questionnaires and follow-up contacts with individual sources: area source data were obtained from various Governmental Agencies and personal contact with knowledgeable individuals. All data were transferred to prepared computer load sheets and processed by the Environmental Protection Agency Inventory Computer Program. The Metropolitan Mobile and Birmingham areas were divided into grid networks for the purpose of apportioning the emissions in these areas. All other emission totals are reported by political jurisdiction and region. Sources included coal boilers and burners, fuel oil burners, natural gas boilers, open burning, incineration, solvent evaporation, diesel engines, railroads, ships, gasoline motor vehicles, surface coating, petroleum refining and distribution, wood burning, solid waste disposal, pulp mills, and power plants for residential, industrial and commercial areas. Sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, particulates, and nitrogen oxides were measured.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRW Systems Group

    Washington Operations
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Pollution Technical Information Center
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-02-0048
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1974 12:00AM