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Early Action Compact


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Early Action Compact

What is an "Early Action Compact"?
An agreement between EPA and local officials to implement a local air quality improvement plan to attain the 8-hour ozone standard early (by 2007) and defer the effective date of non-attainment designation.  The compact would result in "cleaner air quicker" and avoid onerous non-attainment requirements that hamper economic development, industrial expansions, and construction of federally funded highways.
On April 15, 2004, EPA designated Sullivan and Hawkins Counties non-attainment but deferred the effective date of non-attainment by approving the Tri-Cities Early Action Compact.

Link to State of Tennessee's Web-site on Early Action Compacts

Link to EPA's April 15th Ozone Designations and Early Action Compact Approvals

Tri-Cities EAC Documentation

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