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|Main Title||Guidance for implementing the Clean Air Act section 176(c)(8) transportation control measure substitution and addition provision.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Transportation and Air Quality.|
|Publisher||Transportation and Regional Programs Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Subjects||Air--Pollution--Law and legislation--United States. ; Transportation--Environmental aspects--Law and legislation--United States. ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas--Government policy--United States. ; Air quality management--Law and legislation--United States. ; Transportation--Planning. ; Air--Pollution--United States--States.|
|Additional Subjects||Air quality ; Air pollution control ; Nonattainment ; Process requirements ; Maintenance areas ; Guidance ; Clean Air Act Section 176(c)(8) ; State implementation plans (SIPs) ; Transportation control measures|
|Collation||ii, 31 pages : digital, PDF file|
The purpose of this document is to provide nonattainment and maintenance areas with guidance on implementing the transportation control measure (TCM) substitution and addition provision contained in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). SAFETEA-LU, which was signed into law on August 10, 2005, revised a number of aspects of the Clean Air Acts section 176(c) transportation conformity provisions. In addition to amendments to the transportation conformity provisions, SAFETEA-LU also added a provision to section 176(c) to allow states to substitute or add TCMs into approved state implementation plan (SIPs) without the standard SIP revision process.1 2 Under this Clean Air Act provision, states are no longer required to include a TCM substitution mechanism in their SIPs in order to expedite the process for making TCM substitutions. The provision also provides a streamlined process for adding TCMs to an approved SIP.
Title from title screen (viewed Feb. 12, 2009). "January 2009." "EPA-420-B-09-002." Includes bibliographical references.
This January 2009 document provides updated guidance to state and local air quality and transportation agencies on implementing the Clean Air Act provision that establishes a streamlined process for substituting or adding transportation control measures to an approved state air quality plan. Transportation control measures, such as public transit and carpooling, can provide alternatives to the public that reduce motor vehicle emissions. This document supersedes the section of the February 14, 2006 interim guidance on implementing the Clean Air Act amendments made by SAFETEA-LU that addressed this provision.