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Title: Air pollution

Although the Environmental Protection Agency proposed controls in the early 1970s, marine vessel emissions remain largely unregulated, in part, because industry, the Coast Guard, and the Maritime Administration questioned the safety, cost, and effects on interstate commerce. The Coast Guard and EPA attempted to resolve some of these issues but discontinued their efforts when EPA reduced its overall budget and the Coast Guard perceived no state interest in regulating vessel emissions. Efforts resumed when the Coast Guard became aware of a growing state movement to regulate vessel emissions; it then requested a study by the National Research Council. The study found that additional operating experience, testing, and studies were necessary. The Coast Guard then began developing safety standards in 1987 and EPA proposed a national ozone strategy.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5231464
Report Number(s):
GAO/RCED-89-12
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Publisher:
Gaithersburg, MD; US General Accounting Office
Research Org:
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC (USA). Resources, Community and Economic Development Div.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; MARITIME TRANSPORT; AIR POLLUTION; OZONE; MARITIME LAWS; NATIONAL PROGRAM PLANS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SAFETY STANDARDS; US COAST GUARD; US EPA; LAWS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POLLUTION; STANDARDS; TRANSPORT; US DOT; US ORGANIZATIONS 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 320204 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Transportation-- Sea & Water; 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety