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General Air Quality Publications
The general air quality publications below provide general information on a number of air quality related topics. There are also links provided to the FHWA air quality program areas for additional publications specific to those programs.
- Air Quality Planning for Transportation Officials - The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the air quality planning requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) that are transportation-related.
- A Summary: Air Quality Programs and Provisions of ISTEA (1992, FHWA) - The Federal Highway Administration developed this pamphlet for the purpose of providing a general overview of the programs offered under the 1991 ISTEA pertaining to air quality programs under the Clean Air Act Amendments. The basic goals of ISTEA and the CAAA are outlined and the document discusses the funding flexibilities offered by various program categories. The implications of increased funding levels for planning and the strengthened role of the metropolitan planning organizations are discussed, and new programs such as the CMAQ program are highlighted as a source of potential funding for TCM implementation under the Clean Air Act.(631 KB Adobe PDF)
- A Summary: Transportation Programs and Provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (1992, FHWA) - This FHWA brochure provides an excellent overview of the Clean Air Act Amendments and its planning requirements for SIP development. It discusses the effects of pollution on human health and how transportation planning assists in advancing clean air goals of the CAAA. The fold outs of the pamphlets provide colorized tables illustrating the necessary planning requirements by severity and pollutant types. The brochure also attempts to provide definitions of the transportation conformity process and how ISTEA planning interrelates to the development of SIPs for attainment of the NAAQS. (1.9 MB Adobe PDF)
- Transportation Air Quality: Selected Facts and Figures (2006, FHWA) - This updated brochure provides an overview of recent transportation and air quality trends from across the Nation. Information regarding new federal tailpipe control standards, new air quality standards, recent travel and congestion rates by city, sources of greenhouse gas emissions, transportation policy strategies, and other useful sources of air quality-related information are provided. The resource section of this brochure provides a useful listing of relevant web sites that can link you to up-to-date transportation and air quality reports and information.
Links to Air Quality Program Publications