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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.
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Dec. 11, 2013 - EPA is announcing a $4 million funding opportunity for projects to improve air quality at marine and inland water ports. Application deadline: February 13, 2014 at 4 p.m. EST.  Informational Webinars Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST and Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST. Learn more.

Dec. 10, 2013 - The recorded webinar "PM Advance Measures to Address Mobile Sources" is now available.

Nov. 20, 2013 – EPA is accepting applications for DERA Construction Rebate Program. Funding will provide rebate incentives to retrofit or replace nonroad construction equipment engines. Application deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 4 p.m. EST. Learn more.

July 16, 2013 – Ozone Advance “paths forward” and local press regarding participants’ efforts to reduce ozone are posted periodically; continue to check the “Program Participants” page for updates. 

The Advance Program is a collaborative effort between EPA, states, tribes, and local governments.  The program encourages expeditious emission reductions in ozone and fine particle (PM2.5) attainment areas to help these areas continue to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The steps taken by program participants could:

  1. Help attainment areas reduce emissions in order to ensure continued health protection,
  2. Better position areas to remain in attainment, and
  3. Efficiently direct available resources toward actions to address ozone and fine particle problems quickly.

Basic Information - More information about the Advance Program

Eligibility - Who is eligible to participate

Participation - How to participate

Participants - Areas that have agreed to take proactive steps towards improving air quality

Measures and Programs - Actions participants can take

Resources - Useful information for participants

Frequent Questions - Frequently asked questions about the Advance Program

Map showing areas participating in Ozone and PM Advance

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