||Early action compact program for ground-level ozone : A study /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Outreach and Information Division,
Air quality management--United States. ;
Ozone--Statistics--United States. ;
Air quality--Standards--United States.
Air pollution abatement ;
Environmental regulations ;
Environmental aspects ;
Air quality changes ;
Emissions reductions ;
Control measures ;
Air quality modeling ;
Tables (Data) ;
Ground level ozone ;
Early Action Compact (EAC) Program ;
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) ;
State Implementation Plan (SIP) ;
Early implementation action ;
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
||Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
||76, 124 p. ; ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated the Early Action Compact (EAC) Program in 2002 to make available an option of early implementation action that provided for cleaner air sooner than might have occurred by otherwise following the timelines in the Clean Air Act (CAA). In exchange for early implementation action for the 8-hour ozone standard, EPA deferred the effective dates of designation for those areas that would have been designated nonattainment for the 0.08 parts per million 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). (The deferral of the effective date had the effect of also deferring the application of specific CAA requirements in these EAC areas, including the New Source Review (NSR) and Conformity Programs.) The program concluded in the spring of 2008. At that time, the EPA designated as attainment those EAC areas that had attained the ozone NAAQS and affirmed a nonattainment designation for the one area that had not attained the NAAQS for ozone. Following the conclusion of the EAC program, EPAs Office of Policy Analysis and Review and EPAs Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards undertook this study of the EAC program in order to learn what worked well and what did not with this community-based program, including whether EAC Program areas attained the ozone NAAQS early. EPAs intent was then to share that knowledge with leaders of programs that EPA and the states create to improve air quality in communities.
EPA project officer: Chris Stoneman. "June 2009." "EPA-456/R-09-001." PB2009-113735.