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Air Resources Management

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INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
POLICY AND PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
        Policy Statement
        Program Objectives
AUTHORITIES
        General Authorities for Air Resource Management
        Clean Air Act
RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER GUIDANCE
PROGRAM GUIDANCE
        Basic Air Resource Management Questions
        Internal NPS Activities
        External (Interagency) Cooperation
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXHIBIT 1: Air Quality Designation
EXHIBIT 2: Identified National Park Service Mandatory Class I Area Integral Vistas
EXHIBIT 3: National Park Service (NPS) Guidance for Ozone Health Advisory Programs

Introduction

Air is a resource in all NPS units, and many park resources and values are dependent on good air quality. Air pollution can impair visibility, injure vegetation, erode buildings and monuments, acidify water, leach nutrients from soil, and affect visitors' health and enjoyment. In order to prevent or remedy these harmful effects, the NPS will carefully manage air resources of NPS units. This section of the reference manual summarizes NPS responsibilities to manage air resources, describes the activities that should be conducted to carry out these responsibilities, and explains the respective roles and responsibilities of the parks, regional offices, and the Washington Office Air Resources Division.

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