skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: National Acid Precipitation Assessment Plan

Abstract

The Acid Precipitation Act of 1980 (Title VII of The Energy Security Act of 1980 - P.L. 96-294) established the Interagency Task Force on Acid Precipitation to develop and implement a comprehensive National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program. The Act requires the Task Force to produce a National Plan for the ten-year research program; this document is that Plan. The purpose of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program is to increase our understanding of the causes and effects of acid precipitation. The National Program includes research, monitoring and assessment activities that emphasize the timely development of a firmer scientific basis for decision making. This program of policy-oriented research issues Annual Reports describing research progress and the current state of knowledge about acid precipitation and its implications. The first Annual Report to the President and the Congress was issued in January 1982.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Interagency Task Force on Acid Precipitation, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6458193
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6458193
Report Number(s):
PB-82-247008
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ACID RAIN; MONITORING; POLLUTION LAWS; IMPLEMENTATION; AIR POLLUTION; POLLUTION SOURCES; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; LAWS; POLLUTION; RAIN 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 520200 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety; 500600 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Regulations-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Not Available. National Acid Precipitation Assessment Plan. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Not Available. National Acid Precipitation Assessment Plan. United States.
Not Available. Tue . "National Acid Precipitation Assessment Plan". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_6458193,
title = {National Acid Precipitation Assessment Plan},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {The Acid Precipitation Act of 1980 (Title VII of The Energy Security Act of 1980 - P.L. 96-294) established the Interagency Task Force on Acid Precipitation to develop and implement a comprehensive National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program. The Act requires the Task Force to produce a National Plan for the ten-year research program; this document is that Plan. The purpose of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program is to increase our understanding of the causes and effects of acid precipitation. The National Program includes research, monitoring and assessment activities that emphasize the timely development of a firmer scientific basis for decision making. This program of policy-oriented research issues Annual Reports describing research progress and the current state of knowledge about acid precipitation and its implications. The first Annual Report to the President and the Congress was issued in January 1982.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1982},
month = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1982}
}

Technical Report:
Other availability
Please see Document Availability for additional information on obtaining the full-text document. Library patrons may search WorldCat to identify libraries that may hold this item. Keep in mind that many technical reports are not cataloged in WorldCat.

Save / Share:
  • The goal of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) is to develop and progressively refine an objective and comprehensive body of information on the causes and effects of acidic deposition. The program includes research, monitoring and assessment activities that emphasize the timely development of a firmer scientific basis for decisionmaking by legislators, regulatory officials, resource managers, environmental groups, and the public. The National Program consists of almost 300 ongoing projects funded by six federal agencies in seven major areas of research. This document is used by NAPAP management to plan and implement this comprehensive research effort. The information containedmore » in the plan will guide NAPAP and its member agencies in refining research goals, proposing new initiatives, and developing the annual NAPAP interagency budget. Each Task Group chapter of the Operating Plan consists of a textual overview of the scope of the Task Group's research effort; a summary of major Task Group deliverables and their anticipated dates of completion; a tabular summary of all ongoing research projects and their funding; and individual project descriptors outlining the performer(s), duration, funding history, objectives, work plan, and deliverables for each project.« less
  • The Acid Precipitation Act of 1980 and its re-authorization in 1990 mandates a comprehensive national program of policy-oriented research to assess the causes and consequences of acidic deposition and the effectiveness of the recently legislated acid rain controls. The National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) is directed toward providing technical input for decision-making in the areas of energy production, natural resource management, pollution abatement, and environmental policy. The Program not only links the efforts of the federal agencies, but also coordinates them with the research and monitoring activities of the private sector, state and local governments, and fosters cooperation withmore » the international community.« less
  • This paper identifies the quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) objectives that must be met to create a comprehensive and accurate emissions inventory and summarizes the QA/QC plan specifically designed for the 1985 inventory to meet these objectives. The data-quality objectives, priorities, and constraints for the collection of the 1985 inventory data are reviewed. QA/QC checks of both state data and the completed inventory are discussed. Guidelines for data processing, documentation, and the calculation of data-quality indicators are reviewed. A fundamental objective of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) research program is the location and quantification of natural andmore » anthropogenic emissions that may contribute to acid deposition. To achieve the objective, NAPAP's Task Group and Emissions and Controls is conducting a multi-year research effort to develop an accurate and comprehensive inventory of 1985 emissions from sources thought to be important in acid-deposition processes. Most of the 1985 emissions data for the inventory are being collected and analyzed by state air-pollution-control agencies and the U.S. EPA.« less
  • The Plan has five parts. Part I describes the authorizing legislation and the organization of the Plan itself. Previous federal planning efforts in the current acid rain research programs are discussed. Part II presents a general overview of current understanding of the phenomenon and consequences of acid rain. Subjects discussed include: evidence of trends in rainfall acidity; possible sources of acid precipitation; atmospheric chemistry and transport; monitoring of acid deposition; the effects of acid precipitation; the relationship of acid precipitation to human health; and control technologies and mitigation of impacts. Part III identifies nine categories of information needed to enhancemore » our ability to make sound energy, environmental, economic, and resource policy decisions as: (A) natural sources; (B) man-made sources; (C) atmospheric processes; (D) deposition monitoring; (E) aquatic impacts; (F) terrestrial impacts; (G) effects on materials and cultural resources; (H) control technologies; and (I) assessment and policy analysis. Possible indirect effects on human health are addressed in both categories (E) and (F). Part IV presents the research proposed to address these information needs. The management and coordination of the Program are described in Part V.« less
  • This report identifies objectives that must be met to create an accurate and comprehensive inventory of 1985 emissions from anthropogenic sources thought to be important in acid deposition processes. Most of the 1985 emissions inventory data for this inventory are being collected and analyzed by state air-pollution-control agencies and the U.S. EPA. The report reviews data-quality objectives, priorities, and constraints for the collection of the 1985 inventory data.