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Websites

  • Smart Growth and Economic Success - EPA has developed a series of reports exploring the economic advantages of smart growth for businesses, real estate developers, investors, and local governments.
  • AVoided Emissions and GeneRation Tool (AVERT) - This free EPA tool estimates the emissions benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs, and is designed to meet the needs of state air quality planners and other interested users.
  • 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


Documents

Sustainable Communities

Technical Resources

Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy

SIP Credit and Air Quality Planning

Transportation / Mobile

Wood Smoke


Webinars

November 14, 2013 - PM Advance Measures to Address Mobile Sources. PM Advance is a collaborative effort by EPA, states, tribes, and local governments to encourage emission reductions in fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) attainment areas nationwide to maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for PM 2.5.  In many PM Advance areas, mobile sources account for a significant portion of total PM 2.5 emissions  The webinar provides an overview of some of the types of programs and projects that PM Advance areas may choose to implement to reduce PM 2.5 emissions from mobile sources.   The webinar includes maps and data representing mobile source information in PM Advance areas, and an overview of available PM 2.5 reduction programs, incentives and initiatives for mobile sources.

June 25, 2013 - Innovative Strategies and Case Studies to Reduce Residential Wood Smoke. This webinar for state, local and tribal air agency representatives includes the following topics and speakers:

  • EPA Programs and Tools Available to States, Tribes and Locals (Larry Brockman, EPA)
  • A Case Study: Responding to a Wood Smoke Health Complaint (Judy Abbott, NY State Dept. of Health)
  • Residential Wood Smoke Monitoring Kit: A Tool to Consider (George Allen, Northeast States for a Coordinated Air Use Management)
  • Oregon’s Wood Stove Removal Upon Sale of Home Program: How it Came To Be (Rachel Sakata, Oregon, DEQ)
  • Wood Smoke Reduction and Public Outreach: Lessons Learned in Pierce County, WA (Melissa Paulson, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency)

April 11, 2013 - School Flag Program: Resources and Strategies for Reaching out to Schools. EPA and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) presented a joint webinar on the School Flag Program. Over 180 schools participate in the ADEQ school flag program. The webinar provides a quick overview of the school flag program, discusses ADEQ’s experience, and describes the resources EPA has available, including some guidance for schools that want to start a program. 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

April 24, 2012 - Introduction and overview of the Ozone Advance program

February 22, 2012 - Introduction and overview of the Ozone Advance program

Training

(Tentative) January 7-8, 2014 FREE In-person and Web-based Training on Energy Savings at Public Water/Wastewater Facilities
Location: Atlanta Federal Center, Sam Nunn Building and via an internet-based webcast
Intended Audience: State Environmental & Energy Agencies, Public Utilities, EPA Regions and other Federal Agencies that engage with water/wastewater utilities, local/state/regional planning agencies, professional groups whose stakeholders include water/wastewater utilities, and energy focused nonprofit groups.
Description: This free two-day course will provide information about how to identify energy saving opportunities at public water/wastewater facilities, and how to evaluate the cost/benefits of implementing energy saving measures. Dr. Larry Moore, University of Memphis, will provide the training which will be based on his extensive experience with energy efficiency at water/wastewater utilities – both in optimizing operations for energy savings and equipment improvement/upgrades for energy efficiency.  Hosted by EPA Region 4.
For additional information:  Contact Bob Freeman, P.E., Energy Management and Decentralized Wastewater Infrastructure Section, Water Protection Division, EPA Region 4 (Atlanta), 404-562-9244 or freeman.bob@epa.gov.

 

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