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Environmental Protection Agency EPA to proceed diligently with full implementation of the law to achieve clean air for our citizens. It is essential that Congress and the EPA fulfill their responsibilities to facilitate implementation by the states.
NCSL makes the following recommendations: Implementation of the CAAA is the responsibility of the states. Communication with state legislators is of utmost importance because only state legislators can enact enabling legislation for state programs and appropriate state funds.
Congress and the EPA should regularly and directly work with state legislators during federal action on air quality issues. EPA should work closely with states to assist them in developing all regulations, technical assistance and funding necessary for compliance.
Federal grants authorized under the CAAA provide financial resources to the states for development and implementation of air quality programs and other clean air responsibilities. Congress and the EPA must ensure that states continue to receive adequate funding to cover all costs of program management including monitoring.
Because the states have existing air pollution control programs to administer with current federal funding, any new air quality programs or responsibilities mandated by Congress or EPA should be accompanied by additional federal funding.
NCSL urges EPA to provide as much administrative flexibility as the law allows in order to achieve clean air goals in the most cost effective and efficient manner. Cost-effectiveness should be permitted as a factor in state selection of transportation control measures and emissions control strategies.
NCSL urges Congress to amend the law to replace statutory deadlines for state action with language that provides a specific time period for state Telecommuting and high readiness level after document publication.
NCSL urges EPA to act expeditiously to enact the required regulations necessary to reduce emissions from federally preempted sources. NCSL urges Congress to develop and implement sustainable management policies which will reduce fuel loadings on federal lands, thereby reducing emissions Telecommuting and high readiness level catastrophic wildfires and improving carbon sequestration on those lands.
EPA should provide training opportunities for states to help develop the skills and understanding needed to properly implement the CAAA. Congress and EPA should take maximum advantage of tools and strategies to reduce emissions from mobile sources including but not limited to promoting alternative fuels and encouraging strict exhaust standards for light duty vehicles.
Federal highway legislation should be made consistent with CAAA objectives. NCSL urges the adoption of national energy, transportation and other policy that emphasizes energy conservation in order to help achieve the goals of the CAAA.
This should include strengthening of emission standards for automobiles as technologies improve, more energy-efficient lighting, buildings, and transportation, and more research and use of alternative forms of energy.
NCSL urges the federal government to expeditiously apply the same CAAA requirements to federal facilities and motor vehicle fleets that are required for state facilities and fleets. Multi-Pollutant Legislation NCSL further believes that national efforts to fully implement the CAAA, to maintain and enhance air quality at the local, state and national level requires Congressional action on multi-pollutant legislation.
NCSL urges Congress to act expeditiously on multi-pollutant legislation to provide certainty in a time of limited federal and state resources and to enhance the impact of this federal program which is implemented at the state level. New legislation enacted by Congress should ensure the ability of all stakeholders to move forward with air pollutant emission reductions, enhance the environment and protect public health while providing a stable planning environment for energy providers and consumers.
New federal standards should maintain and renew the commitment to statutory authority for states to enact state environmental standards that are more stringent than their minimum federal counterparts. New federal standards should acknowledge the existence of state programs and agreements in accord with these standards and should not preempt their continued implementation.
New federal standards should be accompanied by adequate federal funding and technical assistance that are essential to state efforts to implement complete and adequate state programs that fully comply with these standards.
New federal standards should provide states with maximum flexibility to apply the law effectively to all sources of emissions and ensure achievement of clean air goals in the most cost effective, timely and efficient manner for each state. New federal standards should allow states to maintain all of the enforcement tools available to states under the CAA to ensure compliance with state implementation of federal regulations.
New federal standards should permit states to allow sources to trade emissions reductions and protect state authority to restrict which emissions may or may not be traded within a state's borders. New federal standards should allow for regional air planning coordination among states whenever they agree to address and act on issues with regional air quality implications.
Sanctions States should not be sanctioned for non-compliance if state's failure to comply was the result of EPA's failure to adhere to CAAA deadlines for promulgation of regulations or technical guidance that provide details and requirements of state programs.
New Source Review Program NCSL urges the EPA to reform the NSR program to achieve improvements that enhance the environment and increase production capacity, while encouraging efficiency, fuel diversity and the use of resources without weakening the requirements intended to reduce emissions from new or modified sources of air pollution.
Routine maintenance, repair or replacement activities which are not major modifications should not trigger NSR requirements. Such rigid federal requirements may fail to account for technological advances in emissions testing programs and equipment. Alternative Fuels and Alternatively Fueled Vehicles NCSL urges the federal government to encourage an increase in the research, development and promotion of alternative fuels derived from domestic sources and alternatively fueled vehicles, including their commercial production and use, and to devote federal funds to evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of alternative fuels and alternatively fueled vehicles.
The primary purpose of these efforts should be reducing the level of air pollutants and other emissions, reducing U. NCSL further urges Congress to develop policies to encourage domestic manufacture of the infrastructure and equipment necessary to produce alternative fuels.Homeless Services.
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