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Barry R. Stephens, Director
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TDEC's APC has a web site for information related to the eight ozone Early Action Compact areas in Tennessee.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Air Quality, has a web site for Early Action Compact information.

EPA web site on Early Action Compacts. This is the Ozone and Particulate Matter Standards page. Scroll down to find the links to Early Action Compact information.

Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board Resolution Supporting Control Measures to Attain the 8-Hour Ozone Standard

Clean Air Reports

The National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) launched the Clean Air Partnership Project in 1999 to identify promising approaches to cleaner air at the local level and to promote federal and state policies and programs that can foster those approaches. The report, Profiles of Local Clean Air Innovation, presents the perspectives of local government officials who work every day to combat air pollution and create innovative programs to improve air quality.

Clean Air Partnerships

The Ozone Action Partnership for Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is offering businesses and industries in the region an opportunity to become an "Ozone Action Partner." By pledging to take voluntary actions to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides during the ozone season, the Partnership will recognize you as an Ozone Action Partner.

The Clean Air Campaign in the Atlanta region is a not-for-profit organization that works to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality through a variety of voluntary programs and services, including free employer assistance, public information and children's education. The Clean Air Campaign serves as a clearinghouse for a multitude of organizations that have programs in place to address traffic congestion and air pollution.

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments’ clean Air Committee is a public/private air quality partnership. Their web site provides information on air quality in that region and helpful tips on reducing air pollution.

Federal Information and Assistance

It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air is a public education and partnership-building initiative of U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, and the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. It is designed to inform the public about the connection between their transportation choices, traffic congestion and air pollution.

EPA’s Transportation and Air Quality Center (TRAQ) provides state and local air quality regulators and transportation planners with access to critical information regarding transportation and mobile source incentive-based programs and tools, partnership opportunities, grant funding sources, useful contact names, and technical assistance.

The Federal Highway Administration Environment Page has links to environmental topics. The air quality page has links to air quality topics, including transportation control measures.

EPA - AirData
Background information concerning EPA's criteria emissions, hazardous/toxic emissions, and ambient air quality monitoring databases. Also includes links to user-designed reports and maps displaying this data.

EPA - Air Trends
Background information concerning the six principal air pollutants including ground-level ozone. Also includes a detailed discussion of trends and special problems related to air pollution in metropolitan areas.

EPA - Ozone and Particulate Matter Standards Detailed history of EPA's attempt to implement the 8-hour ozone standard including important court decisions and a section on ozone Early Action Compacts.

Commuter Choice Sites

A new business/government partnership, the Commuter Choice Leadership Initiative is dramatically improving the way people get to and from work. EPA and DOT assist participating Commuter Choice® Employers by offering technical assistance, public recognition and promotion, training, web-based tools and forums for information exchange.

Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Transportation, and Transportation Demand Management Institute (TDMI), the website provides an open service to employers, commuters, and Commuter Choice service providers throughout the United States. Commuter Choice can also include communities working with residents, schools working with students, and even developers working with future tenants to provide and promote choices for travelers.


Georgia Tech has a Transportation/Air Quality Home Page with extensive links to transportation and air quality sites.

Alternative Fuels and Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center is a one-stop shop for all your alternative fuel and vehicle information needs. This site has more than 3,000 documents in its database, an interactive fuel station mapping system, listings of available alternative fuel vehicles, links to related Web sites, and much more.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promotes and expands the use of environmentally beneficial alternative fuels and vehicles by providing the states with tools, such as benefits models, State Implementation Plan Credits, and the Clean Fuels Fleet program. EPA also coordinates with the Department of Energy and Department of Transportation so that their Energy Policy Act and Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century programs promote alternative fuels and vehicles having the greatest environmental gains.

The U. S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program supports public-private partnerships that deploy alternative fuel vehicles and build supporting alternative fuel infrastructure. Our site features information about local coalitions and clean corridors, alternative fuel news and events, fleet success stories, support and funding, tips for starting a coalition in your area, available alternative fuel vehicles and related links.

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium strives to improve air quality and decrease the dependence on foreign oil by promoting, supporting, and expanding the use of alternative fuel vehicles. We develop and deliver standard, competency based training for automotive trainers, technicians, and others in the alternative fuel vehicle field, and educate the consumer about alternative fuel vehicles.

The National Conference of State Legislatures maintains an alternative fuels web site that includes many links to other alternative fuel and alternative fuel vehicle web sites and publications.

The East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCFC) works to reduce dependence on foreign oil and improve regional air quality and sustainability. The ETCFC is a participant in the U.S. Department of Energy’s national Clean Cities program, which works toward these goals by furthering the use of alternatives to gasoline and diesel in the transportation sector.


ATMOS - Arkansas-Tennessee-Mississippi Ozone Study On-going modeling effort begun in 2000 designed to provide technical information relative to attainment of the 8-hour ozone standard across this multi-jurisdictional area. Tennessee's ozone non-attainment will be resolved through this modeling process.