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2005 Report

2005 Report

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Acid Rain Program (US)
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Acid Rain Program
2005 PROGRESS REPORT
Acid Rain Program
2005 Progress Report
CONTENTS

Summary....................................................................................................2 Origins of the Acid Rain Program................................................................4 SO2Emission Reductions............................................................................5 SO2 Program Compliance...........................................................................7 SO2Allowance Market................................................................................8 SO2 Compliance Options..........................................................................10 NOx Emission Reductions and Compliance................................................11 Emission Monitoring and Reporting..........................................................13 Status and Trends in Air Quality, Acid Deposition, and Ecological Effects......14 Air Quality................................................................................................17 Acid Deposition........................................................................................20 Recovery of Acidified Lakes and Streams....................................................22 Quantifying Costs and Benefits of the Acid Rain Program...........................24 Further National Controls to Protect Human Health and the Environment.....26 Online Information, Data, and Resources..................................................27 Endnotes..................................................................................................28

EPA-430-R-06-015

Clean Air Markets Division
Office of Air and Radiation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
October 2006

T

he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
publishes an annual report to update the public
on compliance with the Acid Rain Program

(ARP), status of implementation, and progress toward
achieving environmental goals.
The Acid Rain Program 2005 Progress Report updates
data reported in previous years, specifically:
\u2022 Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions, allowance market
information, and program compliance.
\u2022 Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions and program
compliance.
\u2022 Status and trends in acid deposition, air quality, and
ecological effects.
\u2022 Future programs that build on the ARP to further
address environmental quality.

The Acid Rain Program 2005 Progress Report includes special sections on fuel switching, EPA\u2019s framework for accountability, program costs and benefits, surface water quality monitoring, impact assessment, environmental

justice, and new rules.

For more information on the ARP, including addi-
tional information on SO2 and NOx emissions, acid
deposition monitoring, environmental effects of acid
deposition, and detailed unit-level emissions data, please
visit EPA\u2019s Clean Air Markets Web site at

<www.epa.gov/airmarkets>.

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