The Federal Clean Air Act and its impact on fire management programs
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): B. Mitchell
Coordinator(s): J. K. Brown; R. W. Mutch; C. W. Weatherspoon; R. H. Wakimoto
Publication Year: 1995

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • fire management
  • national forests
  • national parks
  • pollution
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • state forests
  • state parks
  • wilderness areas
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 47890
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23908
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:INT-320
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the Conclusions ... 'Recent amendments to the Clean Air Act have given more explicit attention to prescribed fire as a controllable source of air pollution. In the development and implementation of State and local air pollution control programs, prescribed fire has also received more attention in areas where effective smoke management is necessary to help achieve air quality goals. Cognizance by fire managers of air quality goals and requirements coupled with good smoke management practices in the field to minimize air pollution impacts will help assure the viability of prescribed fire programs in the future. If smoke from fire is managed consistent with air quality needs, regulators will have little reason to seek new laws or use their existing discretionary authority to tighten regulations and policies affecting fire activities.'

Mitchell, B. 1995. The Federal Clean Air Act and its impact on fire management programs, in Brown, J. K., Mutch, R. W., Spoon, C. W., and Wakimoto, R. H., Proceedings: symposium on fire in wilderness and park management. Missoula, MT. USDA Forest Service, Internountain Research Station,Ogden, UT. p. 74-76,General Technical Report INT-GTR-320.