Summary: H.R.227 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.227. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/04/2005)

Acid Rain Control Act - Amends the Clean Air Act to require further reductions in total annual emissions of sulfur dioxide by utility units and nitrogen oxides by facilities with one or more combustion units serving at least one electricity generator with a capacity of at least 25 megawatts. Permits emissions trading and allocation.

Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate regulations controlling electric utility and industrial source emissions of mercury. Prohibits mercury emission allowance transfers.

States that regulations promulgated to carry out emissions reduction and control under this Act shall prevent localized adverse effects and ensure significant reductions in both the Eastern and Western Regions of the United States.

Directs the Administrator to identify objectives for and report to Congress on scientifically credible environmental indicators sufficient to protect sensitive ecosystems of the Adirondack, mid-Appalachian, Rocky, and Southern Blue Ridge Mountains as well as the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, Long Island Sound, and the Chesapeake Bay.