Acid Precipitation Act Law and Legal Definition

Acid Precipitation Act of 1980 is a statute concerning an interagency task force, comprehensive program, comprehensive research plan, and its implementation. The purpose of the statute is:

a. to identify the causes and sources of acid precipitation;

b. to evaluate the environmental, social, and economic effects of acid precipitation; and

c. based on the results of a research program and to the extent consistent with existing law, to take action to the extent necessary and practicable (i) to limit or eliminate the identified emissions which are sources of acid precipitation, and (ii) to remedy or otherwise ameliorate the harmful effects which may result from acid precipitation. [42 USCS § 8901].