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Tier 3 Report – Slides for ECOS Air Committee (December 7, 2011)

Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Fuel, Cleaner Air: The Need for and Benefits of Tier 3 Vehicle and Fuel Regulations (October 31, 2011)

Primer on Climate Change Science (July 18, 2011)

Investing in Clean Air and Public Health (April 27, 2009)

Reducing Hazardous Air Pollutants from Industrial Boilers: Model Permit Guidance (June 10, 2008)

FY2008 - Impact of the President's Proposed FY 2008 Budget Cuts on State and Local Clean Air Programs (February 26, 2007)

NACAA Model Rule for MACT Limits for PVC Plants (July 6, 2006)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) have developed recommended MACT limits for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and copolymer production plants that state and local agencies can use in permitting these sources. On June 18, 2004, the court vacated the PVC MACT that EPA had adopted in 2002; therefore, EPA must develop a new standard. In the meantime, since there is no rule in effect, state and local agencies could be required to develop their own regulation under the Section 112(j) hammer provision. Since EPA’s MACT from 2002 merely re-adopted the agency’s outdated PVC standard from the 1970s, it is inadequate to serve as a model rule. Accordingly, NACAA convened a workgroup of state and local experts on PVC plants and developed the associations’ own recommended emission limits for these facilities, based upon the parameters for establishing MACT under Section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. Besides being a model for any agencies that must permit PVC plants, the NACAA MACT limits will serve as a recommendation to EPA as it develops a new standard in response to the vacatur.

Controlling Fine Particulate Matter Under the Clean Air Act: A Menu of Options (March 2006)
(Hard copy available: Free for NACAA members; $95 for Private Sector; $25.00 for government/public interest groups)

Impact of Proposed FY 2007 Budget Cuts on State and Local Air Quality Agencies (March 14, 2006)

Danger in Motion: It's Time to Clean Up Trains and Boats (February 2, 2006)

Regulating Mercury from Power Plants: A Model Rule of States and Localities (November 2005)

Alternative NOx Allowance Allocation Language for the Clean Air Interstate Rule (August 2005)
Under the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), EPA provides flexibility to states in how they allocate NOx allowances. This options memo provides states with alternative regulatory language for NOx allocation that can provide opportunities to promote clean technologies. The options include: 1) fuel-neutral allocation; 2) updating the allocation baseline each time allowances are reallocated; 3) reduced allocation lead time to bring new units in more quickly; 4) improved treatment of combined heat and power (CHP); 5) increased new source set-aside; 6) energy efficiency/renewable set-aside; 7) direct allocation to renewables/energy efficiency; 8) output-based allocation; and 9) reduction of NOx cap. Specific regulatory language is included. These options have not been reviewed or approved by the EPA.

Don’t Take Away a State’s Right to Protect Its Citizens from Dirty Air (April 2005)
(Hard Copy Available: Free)

Cleaning Up Diesel Trucks: A Model Rule for States (September 2004)
(Hard Copy Available: Free for NACAA Members; $25.00 Other)

New Source Review: A Menu of Options (June 2004)
(Hard Copy Available: Free for NACAA members; $25.00 Other)

The Critical Funding Shortfall of State and Local Air Quality Agencies (March 25, 2004)
The Critical Funding Shortfall of State and Local Air Quality Agencies provides details about the federal grant deficit facing state and local air quality agencies. The document indicates, among other things, that the purchasing power of Section 105 grants has decreased by 25 percent over the past decade and that a NACAA/EPA study illustrated that federal grants should be increased by approximately $100 million to address the grant deficit that state and local agencies face. The document also provides information about the risks posed by air pollution, the sources of state and local funding, why permit fees are not the solution to the funding problem, and how agencies would spend grant increases.(Hard Copy Available: Free for NACAA members; $25 for others)

Restrictions on the Stringency of State and Local Programs (December 16, 2002)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) reported the results of a recent survey the associations conducted to learn how many state and local air agencies can adopt programs more stringent than those of the federal government. The survey results, entitled Restrictions on the Stringency of State and Local Air Quality Programs , revealed that 24 states (out of 50 respondents) and 33 local air agencies (out of 42 respondents) are not precluded from adopting more stringent requirements than the federal government. Of those 24 state agencies, however, 10 reported that they “infrequently” or “never” implement more stringent programs. The survey results highlight the fact that, although EPA and others claim that state and local air agencies are free to adopt their own, more stringent, programs, it is often unrealistic or impossible for many areas to do so.

The Dangers of the Dirtiest Diesels: The Health and Welfare Impacts of Nonroad HDD Engines and Fuels (June 10, 2002)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) released a landmark report concluding that new federal nonroad heavy-duty diesel (HDD) engine and fuel standards equivalent to those established for onroad HDD engines and fuel (in EPA's 2007 HDD rule) and in the same timeframes - as recommended by the associations - would yield dramatic health and economic benefits, including the avoidance of more than 8,500 premature deaths a year.

Regulating Air Pollution from Diesel Trucks: A Model Rule for States (July 2001)
This report provides background information and model rules to assist States interested in adopting Califonia's supplemental test procedures for new onroad heavy-duty diesel engines (HDDEs). (Hard Copy Available: Free for NACAA members; $25.00 Other)

Regulating Air Emissions from Paint: A Model Rule for State and Local Air Agencies (October 2000)
This model rule, based on California's recently adopted Suggested Control Measure for architectural coatings, is intended to provide an alternative, more effective regulatory mechanism for achieving reductions in emissions of smog-forming VOCs from paint.
(Hard Copy Available: Free for NACAA members; $25.00 for others)

Reducing Greenhouse Gases & Air Pollution: A Menu of Harmonized Options (Executive Summary) (October 1999)
This report assesses strategies that would simultaneously reduce "conventional" air pollutants, such as smog and soot, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It concludes that a vast array of effective opportunities exists at the federal, state and local levels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, achieve substantial reductions in such "criteria" pollutants as ozone (smog), fine particulate matter (soot), sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. (Executive Summary and Final Report in hard copy: Free for NACAA members; 50.00 Other)

Communicating Air Quality: A Compendium of Resources (August 1997)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) provides a compendium of public education and outreach tools developed by state, local and federal agencies. (Hard Copy Available: $25.00 - All)

Publications Available for Ordering

Controlling Fine Particulate Matter Under the Clean Air Act: A Menu of Options (March 2006)
(Hard copy available: Free for NACAA members; $95 for Private Sector; $25.00 for government/public interest groups)

Don’t Take Away a State’s Right to Protect Its Citizens from Dirty Air (April 2005)
(Hard Copy Available: Free)

Cleaning Up Diesel Trucks: A Model Rule for States (September 2004)
(Hard Copy Available: Free for NACAA Members; $25.00 Other)

New Source Review: A Menu of Options (June 2004)
(Hard Copy Available: Free for NACAA members; $25.00 Other)

The Critical Funding Shortfall of State and Local Air Quality Agencies (March 25, 2004)
The Critical Funding Shortfall of State and Local Air Quality Agencies provides details about the federal grant deficit facing state and local air quality agencies. The document indicates, among other things, that the purchasing power of Section 105 grants has decreased by 25 percent over the past decade and that a NACAA/EPA study illustrated that federal grants should be increased by approximately $100 million to address the grant deficit that state and local agencies face. The document also provides information about the risks posed by air pollution, the sources of state and local funding, why permit fees are not the solution to the funding problem, and how agencies would spend grant increases.(Hard Copy Available: Free for NACAA members; $25 for others)

Regulating Air Pollution from Diesel Trucks: A Model Rule for States (July 2001)
This report provides background information and model rules to assist States interested in adopting Califonia's supplemental test procedures for new onroad heavy-duty diesel engines (HDDEs). (Hard Copy Available: Free for NACAA members; $25.00 Other)

Regulating Air Emissions from Paint: A Model Rule for State and Local Air Agencies (October 2000)
This model rule, based on California's recently adopted Suggested Control Measure for architectural coatings, is intended to provide an alternative, more effective regulatory mechanism for achieving reductions in emissions of smog-forming VOCs from paint.
(Hard Copy Available: Free for NACAA members; $25.00 for others)

Reducing Greenhouse Gases & Air Pollution: A Menu of Harmonized Options (October 1999)
This report assesses strategies that would simultaneously reduce "conventional" air pollutants, such as smog and soot, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It concludes that a vast array of effective opportunities exists at the federal, state and local levels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, achieve substantial reductions in such "criteria" pollutants as ozone (smog), fine particulate matter (soot), sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. (Executive Summary and Final Report in hard copy: Free for NACAA members; 50.00 Other)

Reducing Greenhouse Gases & Air Pollution: A Menu of Harmonized Options (Executive Summary) (October 1999)
This report assesses strategies that would simultaneously reduce "conventional" air pollutants, such as smog and soot, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It concludes that a vast array of effective opportunities exists at the federal, state and local levels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, achieve substantial reductions in such "criteria" pollutants as ozone (smog), fine particulate matter (soot), sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. (Executive Summary and Final Report in hard copy: Free for NACAA members; 50.00 Other)

Small Town Saves World, A Video on PM-2.5 Air Pollution (October 1997)
($25.00 - Non STAPPA/ALAPCO Members)

Communicating Air Quality: A Compendium of Resources (August 1997)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) provides a compendium of public education and outreach tools developed by state, local and federal agencies. (Hard Copy Available: $25.00 - All)

Controlling Particulate Matter Under the Clean Air Act: A Menu of Options (July 1996)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) provides a menu of options to assist state and local air pollution control officals understand the effects of particulate matter on human health and air quality, the relative contribution of various sources of particulate emissions and the effectiveness and costs of various approaches to minimizing these emissions. ($25 - Government; $50 - Other)

Federal Grants to State and Local Air Pollution Control Agencies: An Assessment of Needs (September 1995)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) assesses whether state and local air pollution control agencies will have sufficient federal funding in 1996 and beyond to carry out the federal mandates imposed under the Clean Air Act. The study is intended to assist state and local air agencies evaluate their ongoing ability to pay for and meet federal mandates under the Act and help others in considering the full range of federal air program responsibilities performed by these agencies. ($25.00 - Government; $50.00 - Other)

Controlling Nitrogen Oxides Under the Clean Air Act: A Menu of Options (July 1994)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) provides a menu of options to assist state and local air pollution control agencies identify and evaluate NOx control options that will help them meet statutory deadlines and attain and maintain the NAAQS for ozone required under Title I of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. ($25 - Government; $50 - Other)

Transportation and General Conformity Under the Clean Air Act: Model Rules for State and Local Agencies (June 1994)
Model Rules for State and Local Agencies -- NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) provides model transportation and general conformity rules to facilitate state and local development of conformity state implementation plans, which are required under Title I of the Clean Air Act to achieve and maintain the health-based NAAQS. The conformity plans ensure that the federal government does not take any action that is in any way inconsistent with a state's plan to attain and maintain the NAAQS. ($15 - All)

Meeting the 15% Rate-of-Progress Requirement Under the Clean Air Act: A Menu of Options (September 1993)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) provides a menu of options to assist state and local air pollution control agencies with jurisdiction over a "Moderate" or above ozone nonattainment area in developing their 15-percent volatile organic compound reduction plans. Such plans are required under Title I of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. $35 - Government; $95 - Other.

Operating Permits Under the Clean Air Act: State and Local Options (February 1993)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) handbook to facilitate implementation of Title V of the Clean Air Act including summary of the federal operating permit requirements of Title V and the related regulations and identification of areas where state and local regulatory authorities can pursue additional options to improve the minimum federal requirements and build on existing programs. ($25 - Government; $75 - Other)

Air Quality Permits: A Handbook for Regulators & Industry (August 1991)
NACAA (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) handbook for evaluating permit applications for equipment categories commonly processed by state and local air pollution control agencies. ($95 - Government; $395 or $30.00 per section - Other)

Publications Order Form

Controlling Fine Particulate Matter Under the Clean Air Act: A Menu of Options (March 2006)

Don’t Take Away a State’s Right to Protect Its Citizens from Dirty Air (April 2005)

Cleaning Up Diesel Trucks: A Model Rule for States (September 2004)

New Source Review: A Menu of Options (June 2004)

The Critical Funding Shortfall of State and Local Air Quality Agencies (March 25, 2004)

Regulating Air Pollution from Diesel Trucks: A Model Rule for States (July 2001)

Regulating Air Emissions from Paint: A Model Rule for State and Local Air Agencies (October 2000)

Reducing Greenhouse Gases & Air Pollution: A Menu of Harmonized Options (October 1999)

Reducing Greenhouse Gases & Air Pollution: A Menu of Harmonized Options (Executive Summary) (October 1999)

Small Town Saves World, A Video on PM-2.5 Air Pollution (October 1997)

Communicating Air Quality: A Compendium of Resources (August 1997)

Controlling Particulate Matter Under the Clean Air Act: A Menu of Options (July 1996)

Federal Grants to State and Local Air Pollution Control Agencies: An Assessment of Needs (September 1995)

Controlling Nitrogen Oxides Under the Clean Air Act: A Menu of Options (July 1994)

Transportation and General Conformity Under the Clean Air Act: Model Rules for State and Local Agencies (June 1994)

Meeting the 15% Rate-of-Progress Requirement Under the Clean Air Act: A Menu of Options (September 1993)

Operating Permits Under the Clean Air Act: State and Local Options (February 1993)

Air Quality Permits: A Handbook for Regulators & Industry (August 1991)

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