Air pollution is increasing and advancing to such a degree as to interfere with various aspects of our total environment. It cannot be considered as a separate problem, but must be treated as a part of the interactions of a varied and complex ecological system.
The problem of air pollution control involves numerous factors such as technical, political, fiscal, social and cultural. This study concerns itself with the problem of air quality control regionalization and some of the factors involved.
Air pollution control on a regional basis was initiated in 1963 when the ''Clean Air Act of 1963" was adopted. This approach was further improved by passage of the "Air Quality Control Act of 1967." The purpose of the 1967 Legislation was to encourage and assist the development and operation of regional air pollution control programs. The emphasis of regionalization on a total comprehensive or regional approach was the goal.
Analysis based upon a study of the Albuquerque Mid-Rio Grande Air Quality Control Region and other air quality control regions throughout the Nation shows that regionalization as proposed by the "Air Quality Control Act of 1967" did not fully achieve its goal.
Level of Degree
School of Public Administration
First Committee Member (Chair)
Albert H. Rosenthal
Second Committee Member
Donald W. Smithburg
Third Committee Member
Anglada, Jose B. R.. "An Analysis of Air Quality Control Regionalization by the Federal Government with Emphasis on the Albuquerque Mid-Rio Grande Air Quality Control Region." (1974). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/padm_etds/23