Appendix A
Web-Based Resources on Energy and Air Quality

Data Sources for Policies, Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines




SEPA index of Environmental Laws

Catalogues Chinese environmental laws through 2004, some in English

Useful index for laws prior to 2004, but is not being updated

EPA’s Guide to Clean Air Act

Comprehensive guide to 1990 Clean Air Act and subsequent changes

Organized well by category; plain language and figures make this a useful site for non-technical readers

EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation

The Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) develops technical policies and regulations for controlling air pollution

Links lead to information on Clean Air Act as well as other policies and regulations

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Appendix A Web-Based Resources on Energy and Air Quality Data Sources for Policies, Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines Title/Source Description Evaluation SEPA index of Environmental Laws Catalogues Chinese Useful index environmental laws for laws prior to through 2004, some in 2004, but is not English being updated EPA’s Guide to Clean Air Act Comprehensive guide to Organized well 1990 Clean Air Act and by category; pegcaain.html subsequent changes plain language and figures make this a useful site for non-technical readers EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation The Office of Air Links lead to and Radiation (OAR) information on develops technical Clean Air Act policies and regulations as well as other for controlling air policies and pollution regulations 

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0 APPENDIx A Title/Source Description Evaluation Global Village Beijing One of the first NGOs Source for in China; focused environmental htm on environmental news and education with campaigns in programs addressing China, but little energy efficiency, information on mercury emissions, and official policies similar issues U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Listing of laws and Source for Environmental Management regulations affecting the links for U.S. DOE understanding how environmental laws and regulations impact a federal agency SEPA Laws & Regulations Chinese environmental Comprehensive regulations list with links to chanel-3-end-2.php3?chanel=3&column=2 3 text; many recent regulations Cleaner Production in China- NDRC maintained Provides extensive Environmental Legislation website (in English) information with information related to cleaner pertaining to its production laws in programs China Energy Information Sources Title/Source Description Evaluation Energy Information Administration Official energy Starting point for statistics from the U.S. information on government energy supply, production, consumption, and forecasts in the U.S., as well as more limited international data National Energy & Technology Laboratory U.S. DOE’s fossil fuel Provides a portal research laboratory to all information surrounding NETL, the only U.S. national laboratory devoted to fossil energy technology

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 APPENDIx A Title/Source Description Evaluation China Energy Group-Lawrence Berkeley Chinese Energy Easy to follow National Laboratory Databooks and other links for learning information particularly about the focused on energy interaction of efficiency LBL with China and the research it is conducting. National Renewable Energy Laboratory U.S. DOE’s primary lab Excellent portal for renewable energy for accessing and energy efficiency information on R&D U.S. national laboratory research on renewable energy technologies National Bureau of Statistics (China) The official source for Official statistical energy production and data for China; consumption data in Energy data are China mixed in with other national data such as GDP National Energy Leading Group Ministerial level office Numerous links reporting directly to the and scrolling State Council news (in Chinese) Energy Bureau, National Development and Supports the work of Regularly updated Reform Commission the Energy Leading news and links Group (formerly was (in Chinese) the primary energy office) Energy Research Institute National research Information in organization studying Chinese and comprehensive energy English issues, reporting to the NDRC Air Quality and Meteorological Information Sources Description Evaluation Title/Source U.S. EPA AirData Provides air quality Easy, step-by- maps, data, and reports step website for for specific regions of gathering air the United States quality data and maps

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 APPENDIx A Description Evaluation Title/Source Visibility Information Exchange Web Online exchange of air Source for System (VIEWS) quality data, research, exchanging air and ideas designed to quality data, support the Regional research, and Haze Rule enacted by ideas. Guest book the U.S. EPA available for registering as an interested party in air quality U.S. EPA Air and Climate Programs Guide to U.S. EPA and Starting point for SEPA joint programs understanding airandclimate/byregion/chinaair.html on clean air and energy how EPA (U.S.) and SEPA (China) are working together on clean air and energy projects U.S. National Emissions Inventory National database of air Data and emissions information emissions factors with input from contained on this numerous state and site are used for local air agencies as purposes such as well as industry regulation setting and modeling. Year 2002 data was posted in February 2006 World Bank Air Quality Standards for Standards for SO2, Data is provided Select Countries NOx, PM, and other in easy to pollutants in Asian understand power/standards/airqstd.stm countries, with tables for quick comparisons to select reference and OECD countries comparison South Coast Air Quality Management South Coast AQMD is Good resource District the air pollution control for understanding agency for Southern how air quality California, including management Los Angeles districts work and the future plans for SCAQMD

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 APPENDIx A Description Evaluation Title/Source California Air Resources Board ARB is the state First stop for agency responsible for air quality protecting public health information and the environment related to from air pollution California. effects Website is well maintained with extensive information Allegheny County Health Department, ACHD issues Useful portal Office of Air Quality pollution permits, with fact sheets, monitors air quality, links to permit inspects sources, and applications investigates complaints and general in southwestern information on Pennsylvania how the health department is involved with air quality in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Comprehensive online An example of Environmental Quality, Bureau of Air resource for air quality the detailed level Quality information in the state of air quality of Pennsylvania information that airwaste/aq/default.htm is available on the state level (Pennsylvania) Dalian Environmental Protection Bureau Dalian EPB’s website Basic Chinese site (English available) with daily air quality predictions Huainan Environmental Protection Bureau Huainan EPB’s website Contains information collected at Environmental Monitoring Center, including air quality data U.S. Regional Climate Centers Directory of national Easy map and regional climate guides users to centers with links to the appropriate each center regional climate center

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 APPENDIx A Description Evaluation Title/Source SEPA Daily Air Quality Report Daily reports on air Basic table with quality in 84 Chinese readings for 84 cities supplying SEPA cities with data (including Dalian) Economic Analysis Models and Methods Title/Source Description Evaluation Economics and Cost Analysis Support Databases and models Free modeling for cost, benefit, and programs economic impact available for analyses. Documents download, include analytical including guidance and reports economic on conducting analysis analysis models of costs, benefits, and and emissions economic impacts of growth models air quality management strategies, programs, and regulations Center for Energy, Environmental, and CEEESA is part of Free modeling Economic Systems Analysis Argonne National programs Lab, responsible for available for environment_analysis.html GHG projections and download, analysis, emissions ranging from inventories, and power to environmental environmental externalities system analysis World Bank, Environmental Management A collaborative Useful for Power Development program coordinated information by the World Bank to including support the integration downloadable of environmental software but in concerns into project need of updating and power system planning in developing countries Allowance Trading Information on EPA Starting point Clean Air Market’s if considering html trading concepts, a cap-and-trade program design scheme as part considerations, and of a clean air tracking of allowances market program. Site contains numerous relevant links

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 APPENDIx A Industrial Source Emission Control Measures Title/Source Description Evaluation New and Emerging Environmental On-line repository Excellent resource Technology for information on for finding technologies that technologies prevent, remove, sample, monitor, or model emissions RACT/BACT/LAER Clearinghouse Provides information Good initial portal on “best available” for guiding the technologies for user to additional controlling air pollution resources on the from stationary sources best technologies for reducing air pollution from stationary sources Environmental Protection Institute of Research institute Extension of the Light Industry concentrating on earlier Chinese technology development, cleaner production nlia.html pollution control, and website focused on environmental protection light industry for light industry Mobile Source After-Engine Emission Control Measures and Mobile Source Fuels Title/Source Description Evaluation U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and This program is charged Very rich site with Air Quality with regulating air links to key topic pollution from motor areas surrounding vehicles, engines, and air quality and the fuels used to operate transportation them ARB Mobile Source Program California’s statewide Start on this programs and strategies California Air to reduce emissions Resources Board from mobile sources site if seeking information on California’s mobile source emissions programs

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 APPENDIx A Title/Source Description Evaluation Clean Technologies Information Pool Featured activity of the Information Clean Air Initiative; is organized channel.html easily accessible nicely by region and comprehensive including Asia, information on cleaner sub-Saharan buses, trucks, and fuels Africa, and Latin America U.S. EPA-Fuels and Fuel Additives Information on fuel Start here for quality standards, information related programs and to conventional regulations and alternative fuels for motor vehicles and engines Clean Fuels Development Commission Non-profit organization Contains examples supporting the of how non- development of cleaner profits can partner technologies for mobile with government source fuels agencies for energy-related projects