Ozone Advance Program
Ozone Advance resources on this page
Ozone Advance Materials
- Ozone Advance Memo April 4, 2012 (PDF) (4pp, 189k) - Memo indicating the goals and objectives of Ozone Advance.
- Ozone Advance Guidance (PDF) (31pp, 131k) - Provides detailed program information, including program description and eligibility.
- Ozone Advance Sign Up Letter (Word Doc) (2pp, 36k) - Sample letter that areas can use to indicate their interest in joining Ozone Advance.
- Health Effects of Ozone (PDF) (1pg, 11k)
- EnviroAtlas – EPA’s interactive web-based tool that states, communities, and citizens can use to help inform policy and planning decisions. EnviroAtlas combines maps, analysis tools, fact sheets, and downloadable data into an easy-to-use, web-based resource that allows users to understand the implications of various decisions and their potential impacts on ecosystems.
- 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
- Smart Growth Implementation Assistance – An annual, competitive solicitation open to state, local, regional, and tribal governments (and non-profits that have partnered with a governmental entity) that want to incorporate smart growth techniques into their future development.
- DOT Federal Highway Administration grant for transportation improvement/congestion mitigation projects. Application period ends December 31, 2013.
- EPA Transportation Grants and Funding - Provides links to federal funding sources available to state and local agencies for projects relating to transportation and air quality. Funding sources both within and outside EPA are included.
- Grants.gov - Source to find and apply for federal grants
- Recovery Act - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): Tribal Transit Program
- Sustainable Growth Assistance to Communities
- Grants for diesel emissions reduction activities (DERA)
- Increasing Community Awareness and Use of Environmental Information through Education and Outreach
- Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities: Strategies for Advancing Smart Growth, Environmental Justice, and Equitable Development (PDF) (88pp, 3.6MB) - February 2013
- Menu of Control Measures: listing of potential emissions reduction measures for direct PM2.5 and precursors of ozone and PM2.5 (PDF) (66pp, 1MB) - April 12,2012
- Supplemental Guidance for Ozone Advance Areas Based On Pre-existing National Modeling Analyses (PDF) (7pp, 174k) - Summarizes existing national-scale modeling analyses with regard to (1) NOx vs. VOC sensitivity and (2) future projections of ozone design values.
- Emissions Inventory Development Resources (PDF) (4pp, 104k) - Provides a clearinghouse for inventories and emission factors, emission assessment and estimation procedures, emissions data and projections
- Emissions Inventory System - Quick Reference (PDF) (2pp, 329k) - Provides step-by-step instructions for how to generate reports in EIS for (a) a list of counties with sector-total emissions for NOx and VOC and (b) a list of facilities and their NOx and VOC emissions for those same counties.
Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy
- Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Combined Heat and Power Policies and Programs (PDF) (4pp, 581k) - October 2012
- Roadmap for Incorporating Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Policies and Programs Into State Implementation Plans/Tribal Implementation Plans
- A Toolkit for States: Using Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) to Promote Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) (PDF) (66pp, 1.8 MB) - Jan. 27, 2005
- Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations (PDF) (72 pp, 5.3M) - October 2011
- Energy Efficiency in K-12 Schools (PDF) (60 pp, 1.8M) - May 2011
- Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing (PDF) (60 pp, 3.2M) - May 2011
- Energy-Efficient Product Procurement (PDF) (40 pp, 3.5M) - September 2011
- Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Facilities (PDF) (56 pp, 3.62MB) - May 2013
- Green Power Procurement (PDF) (36 pp, 547K) - DRAFT May 2008
- On-Site Renewable Energy Generation (PDF) (43 pp, 796K) - DRAFT May 2008
- Landfill Gas Energy (PDF) (34 pp, 2.1M) - March 2012
SIP Credit and Air Quality Planning
- Presentation Materials on SIP Basics (PDF) (17 pp, 1.2MB) - March 2013
- Guidance on Incorporating Bundled Measures in a State Implementation Plan (PDF) (55pp, 3.5 MB) - Aug. 16, 2005
- Guidance on SIP Credits for Emission Reductions from Electric Sector Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Measures (PDF) (39pp, 830k) - Aug. 5, 2004
- Improving Air Quality with Economic Incentive Programs, EPA-452/R-01-001 (PDF) (276pp, 641k) - Jan. 2001
- Incorporating Emerging and Voluntary Measures in a State Implementation Plan (SIP) (PDF) (30pp, 63k) - Sept. 2004
- Incorporating Voluntary Stationary Source Emission Reduction Programs Into SIPs (PDF) (30pp, 63k) - Final Policy, Jan. 19, 2001
Transportation / Mobile
- Commuter Programs: Quantifying and Using Their Emission Benefits in SIPs and Conformity (PDF) (13pp, 497k) – Feb. 2014
- Policy and Guidance Documents to Assist Areas in Developing Strategies to Reduce Emissions from On-road and Non-road Sources
- Clean Diesel Publications
- Guidance on Airport Emission Reduction Credits for Early Measures Through Voluntary Airport Low Emission Programs (PDF) (45pp, 312k) - Sept. 30, 2004
- Voluntary Airport Low Emission Program - Technical Report, Version 7 (PDF) (164pp, 1.9 MB) - Dec 2, 2012 (revised)
- Transportation Control Measures - An Information Document for Developing and Implementing Emission Reduction Programs (PDF) (42pp, 6.3MB) - March 2011
- Potential Changes in Emissions Due to Improvements in Travel Efficiency (PDF) (84pp, 2.5MB) - March 2011
- Analyzing Emission Reductions from Travel Efficiency Strategies: A Guide to the TEAM Approach (PDF) (46pp, 1.6MB) - September 2011
- Strategies for Reducing Residential Wood Smoke (PDF) (45pp, 593k) - March 12, 2013
- Guide to Using State SEPs to Implement Wood Stove Changeouts (PDF) (24pp, 100k)
- Wood Smoke Control Measures [Coming Soon]
- Outreach publications
- Burn Wise Tip Sheet (PDF) (1pg, 67k)
- Burn Wise Tip Sheet in Spanish (PDF) (1pg, 49k)
- Wet Wood is a Waste Brochure (PDF) (2pp, 881k)
- Video Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
June 5, 2014 - Advance Program Update and Louisiana Case Study
The Advance Program is a collaborative effort by EPA, states, tribes, and local governments to encourage emission reductions in ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) attainment areas nationwide to help these areas maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone and PM2.5. Many of the areas participating in the Program have completed their initial planning, including compilation of a “path forward,” and have begun implementing their plans and adjusting them as needed. This webinar provides a general update on what has been accomplished to date, as well as next steps. The webinar also highlights the State of Louisiana’s experience with early air quality planning and the Advance Program in six local areas across the State.
- Intended Audience: State, tribal, and local air agencies that are participating in the Advance Program, as well as agencies that are interested in following the Program.
- Presenters: Laura Bunte, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Michael Vince, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
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.
- EPA - resources and strategies for reaching out to schools (PDF) (13pp, 884k)
- Arizona School Flag program (PDF) (17pp, 182k)
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
- Webinar Recording
- EE/RE roadmap manual (PDF) (28pp, 256 KB)
- EE/RE quantification tools (PDF) (23pp, 676 KB)
April 24, 2012 - Introduction and overview of the Ozone Advance program
February 22, 2012 - Introduction and overview of the Ozone Advance program
- Webinar Recording
- Presentation Materials (PDF) (12pp, 1.1 MB)
- Summary of Questions (PDF) (11pp, 61k)
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org.