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Controlling NOx is one of the primary emissions-reduction strategies in the Early Action Compact, an agreement that local governments in Central Texas entered into with the EPA and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Also, in August the EPA approved Denver's Early Action Compact (EAC) plan.
Of the 29 Early Action Compact areas in the country, EPA noted that 15 already meet the 8-hour ozone standard, but chose to join the compact to ensure that they stay in attainment and because they wish to take voluntary steps to protect the health and quality of life in their communities.
Later in the day, concurrent sessions will include "TERP Reporting and Documentation for Energy Efficiency/Emissions Credits in State Implementation Plans and Early Action Compacts," "Texas Green: Local Residential Programs," "Showcasing Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy," "Natural Building," "Public & Municipal Utility EE/RE Programs (PUC)" and "Affordable Green Building.
By conferring "deferred" status, TCEQ recognized the county's commitment to confront its air pollution problems through the Early Action Compact, which allows the region to implement local solutions instead of one-size-fits-all national-level programs.
State, local and county leaders in the Triad area have been participating in a collaborative effort since 2002 to identify and commit to local controls to achieve attainment of the 8-hr ozone standard by 2007 through early implementation of controls in EPA's Early Action Compact (EAC) program.
Officials with the East Tennessee Early Action Compact, which comprises mayors from 11 counties in the state, recently announced the signing of an agreement establishing a cooperative effort to reduce vehicular pollution in the region.
The Chattanooga area is one of thirty-three communities that have signed innovative agreements, also known as Early Action Compacts (EACs), with EPA to reduce ground-level ozone pollution sooner than required by the Clean Air Act.