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Document Title/Subject:
Ozone Flex Program: Memorandum and Guidelines
Related Documents:
Ozone Flex Program: Supporting Innovative Voluntary Strategies to Reduce Smog
Signed by: John S. Seitz, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards

Signature Date: June 21, 2001

Contact:
David Cole
919-541-5565

Filename(s):
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t1/memoranda/o3flexguidelines.pdf

URL(s):



Regulatory Authority:
Title 1
Division/Director:
Air Quality Strategies and Standards Division (OAQPS) / Lydia Wegman
Submitted By:
whitfield.gail
OGC Contact:
Jan Tierney
OGC Phone#:
202-564-5598
Internet Contact:
Jeff Clark
Document Type:
Policy & Guidance Memos
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
Ozone
Keywords:
Emissions
Flexibility
Nitrogen oxides
Ozone
Volatile organic compounds
VOCs
Voluntary programs
Terms:
Air quality
Clean Air Act
CAA
Community involvement
Community tools
Innovative Technologies
Abstract:
Ozone Flex is a voluntary local approach to ozone attainment implemented through an intergovernmental agreement between the local community, state and EPA. Ozone Flex is designed for: (1) areas that currently are designated attainment and monitoring attainment for the 1-hour ozone standard, including areas with maintenance plans; and (2) areas that currently either attain or violate the new 8-hour standard. The Ozone Flex program creates flexibility for areas that voluntarily reduce ozone now -- as opposed to being required to take acttion as a result of a monitored violation. This file is the text of the memorandum and guidance.

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