Appendix 3: Clean Air Act §309

AuthorNicholas C. Yost
Clean Air Act §309, 42 U.S.C. §7609 Page 59
Clean Air Act §309
42 U.S.C. §7609
§7609. Policy review
(a) Environmental i mpact
e Administr ator shal l review and comment in writ-
ing on the environmental impac t of any mat ter relat-
ing to duties and responsibilities g ranted pursuant to
this chapter or other provisions of the authorit y of the
Administr ator, contained in any (1) legislation pro-
posed by any Federal depa rtment or agency, (2) newly
authorized Federal projects f or constr uction and any
major Federal agency act ion (other than a project for
construction) to which sec tion 4332(2)(C) of this title
applies, and (3) proposed regulations published by a ny
department or agency of t he Federal G overnment.
Such written comment shal l be made public at the
conclusion of any such review.
(b) Unsatisfactor y legislation, action, or reg ulation
In the event the Admin istrator determines that any
such legislation, action, or regu lation is unsatisfac-
tory from the standpoint of public hea lth or welfa re or
environmental qualit y, he shall publish h is determina-
tion and the matter sha ll be referred to the Council on
Environmental Qua lity.
(July 14, 1955, ch. 360, tit le III, §309, as added Pub.
L. 91–604, §12(a), Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1709.)
Codicat ion
Section was formerly clas sied to section 1857h–7 of
this title.
Prior Provisions
A prior section 309 of act July 14, 1955, ch. 360, title
III, formerly §13, as added Dec. 17, 1963, Pub. L.
88–206, §1, 77 Stat. 401; renumbered §306, Oct. 20,
1965, Pub. L. 89 –272, title I, §101(4), 79 Stat. 992;
renumbered §309, Nov. 21, 1967, Pub. L. 90 –148, §2,
81 Stat. 506; renumbered §316, Dec. 31, 1970, Pub.
L. 91–604, §12(a), 84 Stat. 1705, related to appropria-
tions and was clas sied to section 1857l of this title,
prior to repeal by section 306 of Pub. L . 95–95. See
section 7626 of this title.
Modication or Re scission of Rules, Regul ations,
Orders, Determi nations, Contracts, Ce rtications,
Authorizat ions, Delegations, and Other A ctions
All rule s, regulations, orders, determinations, con-
tracts, cert ications, authorizations, delegations, or
other actions duly issued, m ade, or taken by or pursu-
ant to act July 14, 1955, the Clean A ir Act, as in eect
immediately prior to the date of enact ment of Pub.
L. 95–95 [Aug. 7, 1977] to continue in full force and
eect until modi ed or rescinded in accordance with
act July 14, 1955, as amended by Pub. L. 95 –95 [this
chapter], see section 406(b) of Pub. L. 95–95, set out
as an Eect ive Date of 1977 Amendment note under
section 7401 of this title.

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