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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Air Programs

Air Programs address issues of air pollution from many different mobile sources such as cars, trucks, buses, and air planes as well as point sources such as factories, power plants, and dry cleaners. Air pollution can threaten the health of humans and animals, as well as trees, crops, and lakes. Air pollution can even damage the ozone layer that protects our planet. Air pollution also can cause haze, reducing visibility in national parks and wilderness areas. EPA protects human health and the environment through the regulatory process and voluntary programs. Under the Clean Air Act, EPA sets limits on how much of a pollutant is allowed in the Air. EPA's goal is to have clean air to breathe for this generation and those to follow.

Programs & Resources

  • Air Economic Incentive Programs provides guideline to stimulate the adoption of incentive-based programs to assist States in meeting air quality management goals through flexible approaches ...
  • Air/Toxics Enforcement and Inspections Principle point of contact between EPA, State and local agencies on matters concerning air pollution enforcement ...
  • Air Nonattainment Area Redesignations Section 107(d)(3) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) specifies procedures and requirements for changing an area's designation ...
  • AIRNOW: Exit EPAGovernment-backed program with real-time data and ozone mapping pages
  • Air Permits involves three Federal programs that impact air permits for facilities...
  • Air Quality Analysis Section Coordinates the ambient air monitoring program, and analyzes ambient air monitoring data ...
  • Air State and Tribal Operations Section works in partnership with our State, Local, and Tribal grantees to implement the requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 ...
  • Air Quality Ozone Flex Program: The 8-Hour Ozone Flex (8-O3 Flex) Air Program is a voluntary approach to maintain attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level Ozone.....
  • Air Toxics Program provide technical support to States, Tribes and local agencies to assist them in implementing air toxics regulations ...
  • Episodic Release Reduction Initiative (ERRI) is an innovative voluntary effort among the EPA, LDEQ, former TNRCC, and the petroleum/chemical industry to evaluate the causes of releases to the air associated with startups/shutdowns, equipment failures, and process upsets....
  • Economic Incentive Programs Published guidance for Economic Incentive Programs (EIP) ...
  • Emissions Inventories Information about the requirements for air emissions inventories for all nonattainment areas ...
  • Emissions Modeling is used as a basis to assess the impact of sources of emissions and to develop control strategies ...
  • Indoor Air Quality provides education and practical tools for attaining healthy indoor environments ...
  • General Conformity is required by the Clean Air Act to ensure that the actions taken by federal agencies in nonattainment and maintenance areas meet national standards for air quality ...
  • Mobile Sources assists the States in developing acceptable air quality programs ...
  • Ozone Pollution Control Regulations EPA reviews proposed State revisions and determines if they meet Federal requirements for RACT and will achieve the emission reductions projected ...
  • Regional Air Impact Modeling Initiative (RAIMI) was created to evaluate the potential for health impacts as a result of exposure to multiple contaminants from multiple sources, at a community level of resolution ...
  • Regional Voluntary Air Quality Initiatives 8-Hour Ozone (O3) Flex Program and 8-Hour Ozone Compact Program ...
  • State Implementation Plans (SIP) provides technical assistance to States in air quality planning and development ...
  • Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) is a self-contained mobile laboratory capable sampling and analysis outdoor air or emissions from various environmental sources and concerns ...
  • Transportation Conformity is required by the Clean Air Act to ensure that federal funding and approval are given to highway and transit projects that are consistent with ("conform to") the air quality goals established by a state air quality implementation plan (SIP) ...
  • Other: Air Issues, Topics, and Links

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