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Document Title/Subject:
Stationary Sources: Voluntary Measures Policy
Related Documents:
Mobile Source Voluntary Measures Policy
Signed by: John Seitz

Signature Date: 1/19/01

Contact:
Eric Crump
OAQPS/AQSSD/ISEG
919-541-4719

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

URL(s):



Regulatory Authority:
Title 1
Division/Director:
Air Quality Strategies and Standards Division (OAQPS) / Lydia Wegman
Submitted By:
hamilton.bill
OGC Contact:
Sara Schneeberg
OGC Phone#:
202-564-5592
Internet Contact:
Jeff Clark
Document Type:
Policy & Guidance Memos
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
Keywords:
Emission reduction credits
ERCs
Emissions
Flexibility
Pollutants
Voluntary programs
Terms:
Air pollutants
Air quality
Clean Air Act
CAA
Environmental policy
Innovative Technologies
Small businesses
Abstract:
On January 19, 2001, EPA issued guidelines for State air quality agencies that want to take pollution-reduction credit for voluntary emission reduction efforts. The policy, which applies only to stationary facilities, allows States to take credit for voluntary measures in their State implementation plans, or SIPs. States may use voluntary measures credits for up to 3 percent of the reductions needed for a particular area. Voluntary measures are an alternative to traditional emission control approaches and encourage facilities to undertake new, untried and cost-effective approaches to reduce emissions. Under today's policy, facilities are not required to take these steps and are not subject to penalties if they fail to implement the measures for any reason. This file is a cover memo and the guidance document.

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