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About Us

EPA’s Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) includes several market-based regulatory programs designed to improve air quality and ecosystems. The most well-known of these programs are EPA’s Acid Rain Program and the NOx Programs, which reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx)—compounds that adversely affect air quality, the environment, and public health. CAMD also plays an integral role in the development and implementation of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR).

Our Mission

CAMD’s mission is to improve human health and the natural environment through the skillful design, operation, and evaluation of “cap and trade” and other innovative programs that cost-effectively lower harmful air emissions and their deposition. We focus on lowering outdoor concentrations of fine particles, ozone, mercury, and other significant air emissions through programs that offer regional, national, or international solutions to problems from air emissions. Often these programs will cover power plants and other major stationary sources, such as industrial boilers, but they will also consider other important sources of emissions. The goals of CAMD programs include:

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What We Do

CAMD manages various market-based regulatory programs designed to improve air quality. We use experience gathered developing and operating the market-based Acid Rain Program to address other environmental problems. Specific efforts include:

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How CAMD is Organized

CAMD is one of four Divisions within EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs (OAP). CAMD is made up of four organizational areas called "Branches." Much of CAMD’s work crosses Branch boundaries.

CAMD Director: Reid Harvey

Program Development Branch  — Chief: Jeb Stenhouse
Develops cost-effective air pollution control programs that use market-based approaches, and works to lessen the administrative burden for sources and regulators.

Emissions Monitoring Branch — Chief: Rey Forte
Provides guidance to states and industry, and ensures that emissions are accurately and cost-effectively measured and reported on time.

Market Operations Branch — Chief: Janice Wagner
Performs the day-to-day functions required to operate market-based emissions reduction programs, such as recording allowance transfers and receiving emissions reports, and works with stakeholders to ensure that the markets operate efficiently.

Assessment and Communications Branch — Chief: Richard Haeuber 
Assesses the costs and benefits (e.g., environmental, human health, and economic) of CAMD’s programs, and communicates this information to decision makers and other customers in a policy context.

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Contact Us

For questions or comments, visit the CAMD Contact Us page.

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