Negotiated settlements: The utilities, multiple regulators and clean air

Anna Fay Williams, The University of Texas School of Public Health


Utilities have made strides in reducing air pollutant levels, but the proposed 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments call for even greater reductions and more stringent enforcement. Federal and state air enforcement agencies now encourage the use of negotiated settlements as a way to bring about compliance. This research examines the operation of such procedures in 19 case studies and a formal survey with the negotiators to account for the differences in the nature of the settlements and to identify the factors contributing to their perceived success.

Subject Area

Public administration|Social structure|Law

Recommended Citation

Williams, Anna Fay, "Negotiated settlements: The utilities, multiple regulators and clean air" (1990). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI9109984.