|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
Programs by Agency
AID, ARC, CNCS, CPSC, CSB, DHS, DOC, DOD, DOE, DOI, DOJ, DOL, DOS, DOT, ED, FHFA, GSA, HHS, HUD, NASA, NRC, NSF, OSTP, SBA, TVA, USDA, USPS, USTR, VA
Department of Transportation
EPA Goal 1: Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
The CMAQ program was created under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991, continued under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), and reauthorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). Jointly administered by FHWA and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the CMAQ program provides funding to areas that face the challenge of attaining or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). In addition, States that have no nonattainment or maintenance areas—facing much less of a clean air challenge—still receive a minimum apportionment of CMAQ funding. An apportioned program, each year's CMAQ funding is distributed to the States via a statutory formula based on population and air quality classification as designated by the EPA.
Source(s) of Information
1. FHWA's Air Quality Programs
Related EPA Program(s)
Research: Air, Climate and Energy:
The Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) Research Program promotes innovative, sustainable, and integrated solutions to air pollution and climate change. For example, the ACE Program provides research to EPA’s programs to improve public health and the environment, increase life expectancy, and protect the most susceptible populations. ACE provides models and tools necessary for policy makers at all levels of community and government to make the best decisions.
ACE’s integrated research supports the Agency’s implementation of the Clean Air Act (CAA), especially the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), which set limits on how much tropospheric ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and lead are allowed in the atmosphere. The program also evaluates the risks associated with hazardous air pollutants, also known as air toxics. ACE is an active participant in the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), the interagency Federal effort to improve scientific understanding of climate change and global change.
Beginning in FY2012, the following Research Programs will be integrated into the Air, Climate and Energy Research Program:
• Clean Air Research
• Global Change Research
• Biofuels Research (within the Sustainability Program)
• Mercury Research (within the Human Health and Ecosystems Program)
• Clinger Cohen Act,
• Economy Act