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Air Pollution Control Program Support

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Criteria for selecting proposals...

The criteria for awarding air pollution control program assistance grants are provided in the 1990 Clean Air Act, Section 105, and set forth in State and local assistance grant regulations (40 CFR 35). Some of the criteria considered for award include the following: 1) No grant may be awarded unless the program contained in the grant application meets the requirements of Section 35.140 and has been approved by the Regional Administrator. Sections 35.104 and 35.107 describe what an agency needs to do to prepare an adequate application. This usually includes the use of annual guidance from EPA and is generally done in consultation with the EPA Regional Office. 2) No grant may be awarded until the Regional Administrator has consulted with the official designated by the Governor(s) of the State(s) affected by such award pursuant to Section 105(b) of the Clean Air Act. Such consultation should consider the role of the applicant in the enforcement of any applicable implementation plan and confirm that the applicant's program will be generally compatible with the objectives of the applicable implementation plan. 3) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to Indian Tribes that have established eligibility pursuant to Section 35.573 and intertribal agencies made up of such Tribes. Pursuant to an interim rule published January 4, 1995 (FR 366) this requirement could have been waived for a limited period under specified circumstances (relative to Title V permit program approval). This waiver is no longer applicable. 4) No grant may be awarded unless the Regional Administrator has determined that the agency has adequate air pollution control authority and necessary regulations to implement such authority.