Skip to Content

Clean Air Act of 1970 (CAA)

The Clean Air Act (CAA) of 1970 is a federal act regulating the emission of harmful pollutants into the air.

On This Page

Additional Information

It requires corporations to list pollutants that may adversely affect human health and establishes air quality standards. The CAA contains provisions for civil and criminal penalties and enforcement through citizen suits.

Related Terms

The 1970 amendments to the Clean Air Act (CAA) required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

A designated pollutant is an air pollutant that is neither a criteria nor hazardous pollutant, as...