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A screening procedure to evaluate air pollution effects on Class I wilderness areas

Posted date: May 12, 2016
Publication Year: 
1989
Authors: Fox, Douglas G.; Bartuska, Ann M.; Byrne, James G.; Cowling, Ellis; Fisher, Richard; Likens, Gene E.; Lindberg, Steven E.; Linthurst, Rick A.; Messer, Jay; Nichols, Dale S.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-168. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 36 p.

Abstract

This screening procedure is intended to help wilderness managers conduct "adverse impact determinations" as part of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) applications for sources that emit air pollutants that might impact Class I wildernesses. The process provides an initial estimate of susceptibility to critical loadings for sulfur, nitrogen, and ozone. It also provides a basis for requesting necessary additional information where potential adverse impacts are identified.

Citation

Fox, Douglas G.; Bartuska, Ann M.; Byrne, James G.; Cowling, Ellis; Fisher, Richard; Likens, Gene E.; Lindberg, Steven E.; Linthurst, Rick A.; Messer, Jay; Nichols, Dale S. 1989. A screening procedure to evaluate air pollution effects on Class I wilderness areas. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-168. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 36 p.