What is the Emission Inventory Improvement Program?
The Emission Inventory Improvement Program (EIIP) is a jointly sponsored effort of the State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators/Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials (STAPPA/ALAPCO) and EPA, and is an outgrowth of the Standing Air Emissions Work Group (SAEWG). Funding for EIIP was discontinued after Fiscal Year 2003. However, a suite of projects underway will be completed during FY2005 using existing program funds.
The goal of EIIP is to provide cost-effective, reliable inventories by:
- Improving the quality of emissions information, and
- Developing system(s) for collecting, calculating, and reporting emissions data.
This goal has been achieved by developing a set of "preferred and alternative methods" for a number of inventory associated tasks. This standardization improves the consistency of collected data and results in increased usefulness of emissions information.
The EIIP has reached its goal through the development of :
- Preferred methods for collecting data and calculating emissions,
- Improved reporting systems,
- Procedures for quality control, and
- More consistent documentation.
Documents prepared by the EIIP should be considered the equivalent to federal guidance. Although new funding for EIIP is not expected, EPA will seek to update EIIP guidance materials as necessary or remove them from the EIIP web aite as more current EPA guidance materials become available.
Conferences sponsored by EIIP:
- 14th International Emission Inventory Conference "Transforming Emission Inventories - Meeting Future Challenges Today," Las Vegas, Nevada, April 11 - 14, 2005.
- 13th International Emission Inventory Conference, "Working for Clean Air in Clearwater, " Clearwater, Florida, June 7 - 10, 2004
- 12th International Emission Inventory Conference, "Emission Inventories - Applying New Technologies," San Diego, April 2003.
- 11th Annual Emission Inventory Workshop: Emission Inventories - Partnering for the Future, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2002.
- 10th Annual Emission Inventory Workshop: One Atmosphere, One Inventory, Many Challenges, Denver, Colorado, April 2001.