NOx Budget Trading Program/NOx SIP Call, 2003-2008
In 2003, EPA began to administer the NOx Budget Trading Program under the NOx State Implementation Plan, also known as the “NOx SIP Call.” The NOx Budget Trading Program (NBP) was a market-based cap and trade program created to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from power plants and other large combustion sources in the eastern United States. NOx is a prime ingredient in the formation of ground-level ozone (smog), a pervasive air pollution problem in many areas of the eastern United States. The NBP was designed to reduce NOx emissions during the warm summer months, referred to as the ozone season, when ground-level ozone concentrations are highest.
- Basic Information
Provides a comprehensive overview and background of the NOx Budget Trading Program and ozone.
- Program Results
Provides links to compliance and progress reports, emissions data, and other summary reports.
- The NOx SIP Call
Provides links to the NOx SIP Call which mandates regional control of NOx emissions to reduce ozone momattainment
- Implementation Guide
Provides links to permitting guidance, emissions monitoring and reporting guidance, applicability determinations, and more
- Additional Resources
EPA and non-EPA links to resources such as fact sheets, presentations, analyses, articles and reports on the NBP.