The Clean Air Act (CAA) is a law that regulates air emissions from mobile and stationary sources. This law is comprehensive federal that authorize the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to protect people’s health and welfare and to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants (The United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA, 2015). The title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA) states the general requirements for states to submit Strategic Investment Programs to achieve and maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the EPA 's actions regarding approval of those SIPs. On July 7, 2014, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a submittal from…show more content… Most of the submitted provision by ODAQ is approved by the EPA because the revisions clearly clarify and strengthen the SIP and are congruous with the Clean Air Act (CAA), but certain provisions of the submitted rules are not approved by the EPA because they don’t relate to the requirements for SIPs under section 110 of the CAA. Lastly, the EPA correct the SIP pursuant to the authority of section 110(k)(6) of the CAA to remove certain provisions previously approved by the EPA that do not relate to the requirements for SIPs under section 110 of the CAA (Regulations, 2015).
Several revisions are made by LRAPA about the types of open burning regulation exempt and they add a new exemption to previously listed ones. LRAPA clarify that certain materials such as plastic or garbage are prohibited from burning as fuel. More clarification has been done about residential fires for a recreational purpose by prohibiting yard waste use as fuel. Also prohibited such fires on red and yellow home wood heating advisory days. Religious ceremonial fires have been added to fire exempt as a new category. Some definitions have been revised in LRAPA 47-010 to clarify the waste and burn categories such as construction wastes, Agricultural open burning, construction open burning, commercial wastes, demolition open burning, industrial open burning, demolition wastes, and Eugene-Springfield Urban Growth Boundary. These changes to definitions make clear that