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The following categories identify example strategies for reducing ozone. Please follow the Web links below to view example actions taken by state, local and other organizations to reduce ozone.

The voluntary strategies and ozone reduction tools, listed in the links below, which are not products of the US Environmental Protections Agency, do not necessarily represent the views of the US EPA nor should their presence be construed as an endorsement by the US EPA.

Clean Air Act

  • The Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act provides a brief introduction to the 1990 Clean Air Act. The 1990 Clean Air Act is the most recent version of a law first passed in 1970 to clean up air pollution. This summary covers some of the important provisions of the 1990 Clean Air Act and may help you understand what is in the law and how it may affect you. (updated April 2007)

On-line Training

  • The Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI) - provides technical air pollution training to state, Tribal, and local air pollution professionals. APTI's goal is to facilitate professional development by enhancing the skills necessary to understand and implement environmental programs and policies. APTI also provides self-instructional courses, training videos, webinars, and a course calendar for upcoming training by multi-jurisdictional organizations, and some state and local agencies.
  • State Implementation Plans for Ground-Level Ozone: Webinar for State and Local Air Agencies - recording of a webinar held June 16, 2010
  • National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Air Quality Training - State and local air officials receive training on air pollution from a number of sources. Link to many of those sources from this site.

Case Studies and Urban Planning Tools

EPA Publications

Fact sheets/brochures

EPA Air Quality Initiatives/Programs

  • AirNow School Flag Program - Helps children, parents, school personnel and the community be aware of daily air quality conditions using colored flags.
  • Air Quality Awareness Week - The EPA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration’s National Weather Service urges Americans to “Be Air Aware” during Air Quality Awareness Week and throughout the year.
  • Enviroflash - EnviroFlash is sponsored by the EPA with support from State and local air quality agencies. EnviroFlash provides air quality information such as forecasts and action day notifications via email for your area of interest.
  • AIRNow - The U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. The Web site offers daily AQI forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed State and local air quality Web sites.

EPA Partnerships

  • Tribal Air - Native American Tribes have a primary role air resources in Indian country. Indian tribes have express authority under the Clean Air Act to manage air quality on their reservations.
  • Smartgrowth Network – The EPA joined the US Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Transportation to help improve access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment in communities nationwide.
  • EPA Partnership Programs offer participating enterprises a wide variety of valuable services and resources to reduce their overall environmental impact.
  • Environmental stewardshipis the responsibility for environmental quality shared by all those whose actions affect the environment. While all of EPA’s work supports environmental stewardship in some way, users can search here for some of the programs and resources that may be of most interest.
  • Voluntary initiatives that can help state and local agencies, community groups, businesses and other organizations improve air quality by reducing emissions from the transportation sector.

Voluntary Initiatives and Measurements– SIP Credits



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