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Menu of Control Measures

As PM Advance areas develop their path forward or action plan, they should consider a variety of voluntary and mandatory measures and programs. The resources on this page can help, and participants are also encouraged to talk with their EPA Advance Program contact person.

PM Advance areas can refer to the Menu of Control Measures (PDF) (66pp, 999k) for ideas of control measures they could include in their path forward or action plan. This document was developed to help state, local and tribal areas identify and evaluate actions to reduce ozone and PM pollution for achieving and maintaining national air quality standards. This informational document is intended to provide a broad, though not comprehensive, listing of potential emissions reduction measures for direct fine PM (PM2.5) and precursors of ozone and fine PM.  In particular, for PM Advance see pages 37-53 (non-mobile PM reduction measures) and 63-64 (mobile PM reduction measures).  Many of these measures have co-benefits from reducing emissions from other pollutants (e.g., sulfur dioxide, mercury, VOC, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, metals and ammonia).

PM Reduction Measures and Programs for Residential Wood Combustion

Actions for reducing PM from residential wood smoke from EPA’s Burnwise program:

PM Reduction Measures and Programs for Mobile Sources

National Clean Diesel Campaign - Promotes clean air strategies by working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals, environmental and community organizations, and state and local officials to reduce diesel emissions.

Regional Clean Diesel Collaboratives - As part of EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign, seven regional collaboratives across the nation work to leverage funds and take a local approach to mitigating diesel emissions. These Clean Diesel Collaboratives are diverse, multi-stakeholder groups that provide technical assistance, foster partnerships, and identify and leverage resources:

Northeast Diesel Collaborative - A coordinated regional initiative to significantly reduce diesel emissions and improve public health in the eight northeastern states.

Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative - A partnership between leaders from federal, state, and local government, the private sector, and environmental groups in Delaware , Maryland , Virginia Pennsylvania , West Virginia and the District of Columbia .

Southeast Diesel Collaborative - A voluntary, public-private partnership involving leaders from federal, state and local government, the private sector and other stakeholders throughout the southeast working to reduce diesel emissions. 

Blue Skyways Collaborative – A resource for businesses, communities, agricultural entities and governments interested in developing and implementing best practices for environmental improvement.  Incorporates ten states, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico, and the area along the borders with Canada and Mexico.

Rocky Mountain Clean Diesel Collaborative - A partnership of federal, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, the private sector, and environmental groups in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

West Coast Collaborative – A partnership between leaders from federal, state, and local government, the private sector, and environmental groups committed to reducing diesel emissions along the West Coast. The West Coast Collaborative includes California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

PM Reduction Strategies

The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s "Air Quality Initiatives 2012" Exit EPA Disclaimer report summarizes actions undertaken to improve air quality in the Houston area.

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