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Title: National Acid Precipitation Assessment Plan

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.
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Technical Report
Research Org:
Interagency Task Force on Acid Precipitation, Washington, DC (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
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)