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Session 8: CMAQ and the New Air Quality Standards

CMAQ and the New Air Quality Standards

Air Quality Team, FHWA
Summer, 2004


Topics


Background on the CMAQ Program


CMAQ Background


CMAQ Overview


CMAQ Funding by Project Type (FY 1992-2000)

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Flexible Funds for Transit .(FY 1992 - FY 2002)

Cumulative Transfers

Pie chart showing: CMAQ - 55%, STP - 38%, Other - 8%

CMAQ and the New NAAQS


CMAQ and the New NAAQS


Air Quality: New Ozone Nonattainment Areas

Attainment and Nonattainment Areas in the US
8-Hour Standard

This map depicts the distribution of designated 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. It shows the 432 entire counties and 42 partial counties that have been designated as nonattainment. The map is intended to show the distribution of 8-hour nonattainment areas, mainly in California and the Southern and Eastern United States.

Air Quality: Potential PM2.5 Nonattainment Areas

This map depicts the distribution of the areas recommended by the States and EPA for nonattainment under the PM-2.5 standard. It includes those counties and partial counties recommended for nonattainment by the States, and the additional counties and partial counties recommended as nonattainment or unclassifiable by EPA. The map is intended to show the distribution of potential PM-2.5 nonattainment areas, mainly in California and the Eastern United States.

EPA: 244 counties. Designations expected by end of 2004.


CMAQ and Reauthorization


Reauthorization of Surface Transportation Funding: SAFETEA


CMAQ Authorization Levels

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Funding under 3 bills


More Areas, More Funding??


Reauthorization: CMAQ and SAFETEA


TEA-21 Weighting Factors

1-hr O3 Maintenance 0.8
Submarginal 0.8
Marginal 1.0
Moderate 1.1
Serious 1.2
Severe 1.3
Extreme 1.4
CO Maint 0.8
Nonatt 1.0
O3 CO Maintenance 1.1 * O3 factor
O3 CO Nonattainment 1.2 * O3 factor

SAFETEA Weighting Factors

1-hr O3 Maintenance 1.0
Submarginal -
Marginal 1.0
Moderate 1.1
Serious 1.2
Severe 1.3
Extreme 1.4
CO Maintenance 1.0
Nonattainment 1.0
8-hr O3 Maintenance 1.0
Nonattainment 1.0
PM2.5 Maintenance 1.0
Nonattainment 1.2
O3 CO Maintenance 1.2 * O3 factor
O3 CO Nonattainment 1.2 * O3 factor
O3 PM2.5 1.0 * 1.2
O3 CO PM2.5 1.2 * 1.2 * O3 factor

TEA-21, SAFETEA Differences

TEA-21 SAFETEA
1-hr O3 Maint 0.8 1.0
CO Maint 0.8 1.0
8-hr O3 Maint -- 1.0
Nonatt -- 1.0
PM2.5 Maint -- 1.0
Nonatt -- 1.2
O3 CO Maint 1.1 * O3 1.2 * O3 factor
O3 PM2.5 -- 1.2 * O3 factor
CO PM2.5 -- 1.0 * 1.2
O3 CO PM2.5 -- 1.2 * 1.2 * O3

SAFETEA & New Pollutants


Reauthorization Scenarios

  1. SAFETEA passes in FY04
  2. SAFETEA passes in FY05
  3. Wild card- New NAAQS provisions not adopted??
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If SAFETEA (new NAAQS provisions) passes in FY04


If SAFETEA Passes in FY04

FY2006-2009


If SAFETEA passes in FY05


Wild card??


Even if No Bill is Passed. . .


Early Action Compacts


Former CMAQ Areas


New Areas and CMAQ Eligibility


CMAQ Projects Must

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CMAQ and Creativity: Examples


Areas New to CMAQ?

MPOs need to develop a CMAQ project selection process


Basic CMAQ Eligibility. . .

Eligible projects include:


CMAQ Eligibility

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Traffic Congestion

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Alternative Fuels


Other Issues


CMAQ Reporting Requirements


CMAQ Tracking System

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CMAQ Tracking System


Expected Emissions Benefits. (VOC, FY2000)

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http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/.index.htm

Michael.Koontz@fhwa.dot.gov (CMAQ Coordinator)

Diane.Turchetta@fhwa.dot.gov

Victoria.Martinez@fhwa.dot.gov

Robert.Kafalenos@fhwa.dot.gov

Michael.Savonis@fhwa.dot.gov (AQ Team Leader)


Questions??

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