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Agricultural Air Quality Conservation Measures Reference Guide for Cropping Systems and General Land Management (PDF) (32pp, 895k)
The EPA and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a reference guide that provides options for improving air quality on agricultural lands.

USDA’s National Conservation Practice Standards
This site provides USDA’s National Conservation Practice Standards, which may be considered as options for reducing air pollutant emissions.

USDA’s Technical Resources for Air Quality
This site provides air quality technical resources from USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service.

USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
The USDA’s repository of information about the Task Force provides public access to Federal Register notices, meeting minutes, reports and documents, and official communications.

EPA/USDA Memorandum of Understanding (PDF) (5pp, 216k)
The EPA and USDA signed a memorandum of understanding in 1998 to formalize the agencies’ working relationship relative to air quality.

EPA/USDA Agricultural Equipment Statement of Principles (PDF) (2pp, 123k)
The Agricultural Equipment Statement of Principles was developed jointly between EPA and USDA at the request of agriculture industry stakeholders seeking support for programs to assist farmers looking to invest in cleaner agricultural equipment-including engines.

National Air Emissions Monitoring Study
 The EPA provides information for animal feeding operations with a focus on National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS) topics.

EPA Science Advisory Board Site for Animal Feeding Operations Air Emission Estimation Methodologies
The EPA Science Advisory Board provides links to the agency charge, review documents, panel information, and meeting information.

EPA National Agriculture Center
The EPA National Agriculture Center provides information on various agriculture related topics.

EPA National Ambient Air Quality Standards
The EPA has provided information on the standards for particulate matter and ozone, in addition to information about the National Ambient Air Quality Standards review process.

EPA New Source Performance Standards
The EPA has provided information about new source performance standards and state implementation plans.

EPA National Air Toxics Standards
The EPA has provided information about air toxics including technical resources, rules and implementation, publications, and resources for state, local, and tribal programs.

 

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