The Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (COUNCIL) was established in 1991 pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 (see 42 U.S.C. §7612) to provide advice, information and recommendations on technical and economic aspects of analyses and reports EPA prepares on the impacts of the CAA on the public health, economy, and environment of the United States.
The Chair of the Council also serves as a member of the chartered Science Advisory Board.
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments require the Council to:
- review data to be used for any analysis required under section 312 of the CAA and make recommendations on its use
- review the methodology used to analyze such data and make recommendations on the use of such methodology, and
- prior to the issuance of a report to Congress required under section 312 of the CAA , review the findings of the report and make recommendations concerning the validity and utility of such findings.
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