EPA works with other federal agencies, state and local agencies, national organizations, private industry, and local communities to encourage voluntary and innovative methods to reduce air pollution.
Advisory Committees - EPA managed committees that obtain advice and recommendations on air quality issues. Membership includes individuals that represent all levels of stakeholder groups in public and private sectors.
- Clean Air Act Advisory Committee - A senior-level policy committee established in 1990 to advise the U.S. EPA on issues related to implementing the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
- Science Advisory Board - Congress established the EPA Science Advisory Board in 1978 and gave it a broad mandate to advise the Agency on technical matters.
Partnership Organizations - Federal, state, and local agencies, dedicated to safeguarding outdoor air and decreasing air pollution in the United States.
Partnership Programs - Strategic voluntary collaborations with national organizations, private industry, and local communities that are designed to increase awareness of environmental issues related to air.
- AIRNow - The U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. AIRNow offers daily air quality forecasts as well as real-time air quality conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed State and local air quality information.
- Climate Leaders - An EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop long-term comprehensive climate change strategies.
- Energy Star - A government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Maximizes energy efficiency in commercial, industrial, and residential settings by promoting new building and product design and practices.
- Green Vehicle Guide - Reports both fuel economy and emissions of all newly manufactured vehicles. The guide is updated annually.
- Methane to Markets Partnership - An action-oriented initiative that will reduce global methane emissions to enhance economic growth, promote energy security, improve the environment, and reduce greenhouse gases.
- Smartway Transport Partnership - To improve the environmental performance and fuel efficiency of the US freight sector (truck and rail) through the use of a voluntary market incentive system, that encourages retailers/end users to choose trucking and/or rail companies that are environmental leaders in their respective industry segments.
- Green Power Partnership - Through this program, the EPA supports organizations that are buying or planning to buy green power. As a Green Power Partner, an organization pledges to replace a portion of its electricity consumption with green power within a year of joining the Partnership. The EPA offers credible benchmarks for green power purchases, market information, and opportunities for recognition and promotion of leading purchasers.