Ozone Advance Program
Ozone Advance resources on this page
Ozone Advance Materials
- Ozone Advance Memo April 4, 2012 (PDF) (4pp, 189k) - Memo indicating the goals and objectives of Ozone Advance.
- Ozone Advance Guidance (PDF) (31pp, 131k) - Provides detailed program information, including program description and eligibility.
- Ozone Advance Sign Up Letter (Word Doc) (2pp, 36k) - Sample letter that areas can use to indicate their interest in joining Ozone Advance.
- Health Effects of Ozone (PDF) (1pg, 11k)
- EPA Emissions Inventories - A clearinghouse for emissions inventories and factors.
- EPA Ozone Reduction Strategies - Provides links to entities who are implementing voluntary ozone reduction programs.
- EPA State and Local Transportation Resources - Provides useful information, tools, and links to resources that identify emission reduction strategies and other types of assistance to help states and local areas achieve their air quality and transportation objectives.
- Heat Island Effect - Provides a compendium of mitigation strategies, a community action database, and regularly scheduled webcasts.
- National Clean Diesel Campaign - Promotes clean air strategies by working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals, environmental and community organizations, and state and local officials to reduce diesel emissions.
- EPA's Tribal Air Program Resources - Provides technical assistance and program support to build tribal capacity.
- Dept of Energy's Clean Cities Initiative - Advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. A national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.
Grant and Funding Opportunities
- EPA Transportation Grants and Funding - Provides links to federal funding sources available to state and local agencies for projects relating to transportation and air quality. Funding sources both within and outside EPA are included.
- Grants.gov - Source to find and apply for federal grants
- FY 2013 Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice has released a Request for Applications (RFA) announcing the availability of funds for the Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program for fiscal year 2013 (FY13). The EJSG Program provides funding to eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within affected communities. Successful projects include activities designed to educate, empower and enable communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. This year’s Small Grants Program solicitation will emphasize supporting the critical role of community-based and grassroots organizations in helping communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks.
Grants are available for up to $30,000 each. The application period will end January 7, 2013, and EPA anticipates announcing grant recipients in June 2013. Begun in 1994 and having provided more than 1300 grants nationwide, the EJSG Program continues to assist recipients and affected communities in building self-sustaining, community-based partnerships involving strategic plans that work towards addressing local environmental and public health issues.
For more information, visit EPA’s Environmental Justice webpage. For additional questions, contact Sheritta Woodruff email@example.com or (202) 564-1771.
- Environmental Education Regional Grants - Solicitation Notice for 2012
- Recovery Act - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): Tribal Transit Program
- Sustainable Growth Assistance to Communities
- Grants for diesel emissions reduction activities (DERA)
- Increasing Community Awareness and Use of Environmental Information through Education and Outreach
- Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities: Strategies for Advancing Smart Growth, Environmental Justice, and Equitable Development (PDF) (88pp, 3.6MB) - February 2013
- Menu of Control Measures: listing of potential emissions reduction measures for direct PM2.5 and precursors of ozone and PM2.5 (PDF) (66pp, 1MB) - April 12,2012
- Supplemental Guidance for Ozone Advance Areas Based On Pre-existing National Modeling Analyses (PDF) (7pp, 174k) - Summarizes existing national-scale modeling analyses with regard to (1) NOx vs. VOC sensitivity and (2) future projections of ozone design values.
- Emissions Inventory Development Resources (PDF) (4pp, 104k) - Provides a clearinghouse for inventories and emission factors, emission assessment and estimation procedures, emissions data and projections
- Emissions Inventory System - Quick Reference (PDF) (2pp, 329k) - Provides step-by-step instructions for how to generate reports in EIS for (a) a list of counties with sector-total emissions for NOx and VOC and (b) a list of facilities and their NOx and VOC emissions for those same counties.
Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy
- Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Combined Heat and Power Policies and Programs (PDF) (4pp, 581k) - October 2012
- Roadmap for Incorporating Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Policies and Programs Into State Implementation Plans/Tribal Implementation Plans
- A Toolkit for States: Using Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) to Promote Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) (PDF) (66pp, 1.8 MB) - Jan. 27, 2005
SIP Credit and Air Quality Planning
- Presentation Materials on SIP Basics (PDF) (17 pp, 1.2MB) - March 2013
- Guidance on Incorporating Bundled Measures in a State Implementation Plan (PDF) (55pp, 3.5 MB) - Aug. 16, 2005
- Guidance on SIP Credits for Emission Reductions from Electric Sector Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Measures (PDF) (39pp, 830k) - Aug. 5, 2004
- Improving Air Quality with Economic Incentive Programs, EPA-452/R-01-001 (PDF) (276pp, 641k) - Jan. 2001
- Incorporating Emerging and Voluntary Measures in a State Implementation Plan (SIP) (PDF) (30pp, 63k) - Sept. 2004
- Incorporating Voluntary Stationary Source Emission Reduction Programs Into SIPs (PDF) (30pp, 63k) - Final Policy, Jan. 19, 2001
Transportation / Mobile
- Policy and Guidance Documents to Assist Areas in Developing Strategies to Reduce Emissions from On-road and Non-road Sources
- Clean Diesel Publications
- Guidance on Airport Emission Reduction Credits for Early Measures Through Voluntary Airport Low Emission Programs (PDF) (45pp, 312k) - Sept. 30, 2004
- Voluntary Airport Low Emission Program - Technical Report, Version 7 (PDF) (164pp, 1.9 MB) - Dec 2, 2012 (revised)
- Transportation Control Measures - An Information Document for Developing and Implementing Emission Reduction Programs (PDF) (42pp, 6.3MB) - March 2011
- Potential Changes in Emissions Due to Improvements in Travel Efficiency (PDF) (84pp, 2.5MB) - March 2011
- Analyzing Emission Reductions from Travel Efficiency Strategies: A Guide to the TEAM Approach (PDF) (46pp, 1.6MB) - September 2011
April 11, 2013 - School Flag Program: Resources and Strategies for Reaching out to Schools. EPA and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) are presenting a joint webinar on the School Flag Program. Over 180 schools participate in the ADEQ school flag program. The webinar will provide a quick overview of the school flag program, discuss ADEQ’s experience, and what resources EPA has available, including some recently updated guidance for schools. The primary audience for this webinar is State, Tribal and local air agency representatives interested in starting and/or expanding a school flag program. For more information on the EPA’s school flag program, please visit www.airnow.gov/schoolflag. For more information on Arizona’s School Flag Program, please visit http://www.azdeq.gov/ceh/flag.html.
November 15, 2012 - Local Resource Conservation and Recovery Strategies that Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Guide (PDF) (40pp, 2.8 MB)
October 25, 2012 - Clean Energy Emission Reduction Opportunities and Resources for Ozone Advance Areas
Clean energy strategies such as energy efficiency (EE), renewable energy (RE), and combined heat and power (CHP) are proven and cost-effective strategies that can reduce ozone precursor emissions associated with the production of electricity from fossil-fuel power plants. The webinar provides an overview of types of clean energy policies and programs Ozone Advance areas can consider as part of their Ozone Advance "path forward." The webinar describes steps for getting started, successful examples and EPA resources available to assess clean energy programs and their emission reduction potential.
The primary audience for this webinar is state, tribal and local air agencies that are participating in the Ozone Advance program, as well as agencies that may be considering joining the program.
September 27, 2012 - Reducing Emissions from Mobile Sources in Ozone Advance Areas
September 19, 2012 - The School Flag Program: Protecting Students' Health Through Air Quality Awareness
August 27, 2012 - Incorporating Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy Policies and Programs Into State Implementation Plans
- Webinar Recording
- EE/RE roadmap manual (PDF) (28pp, 256 KB)
- EE/RE quantification tools (PDF) (23pp, 676 KB)
April 24, 2012 - Introduction and overview of the Ozone Advance program
February 22, 2012 - Introduction and overview of the Ozone Advance program