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Articles and Presentations

Articles Presentations Timely Implementation of TCMs (June 2006 Presentation to Fresno COG Committees and Policy Board) Future FTIP Procedures (June 2006 ) Overview of Transportation Conformity (December 2005 Presentation at Caltrans Workshop) Air Quality: Transportation and Mobile Sources (July 2005 Presentation to Measure C Steering Committee) Trucks and Air Quality in the San Joaquin Valley…

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Cap-and-Trade

Cap-and-trade is a market based regulation that is designed to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) from multiple sources.

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Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program is to fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Funding can be expended on projects to reduce ozone precursor emissions (including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM) emissions or PM precursor (e.g. NOx) emissions from transportation.

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Conformity

Transportation conformity is a way to ensure that Federal funding and approval are given to those transportation activities that are consistent with air quality goals. It ensures that these transportation activities do not worsen air quality or interfere with the “purpose” of the State Implementation Plan, which is to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Meeting the NAAQS often requires emissions reductions from mobile sources.

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Laws and Regulations

Link to EPA website. The original Clean Air Act was passed in 1963, but our national air pollution control program is actually based on the 1970 version of the law.

Fresno COG offices will be closed on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in observance of Caesar Chavez Day.

Fresno COG Office Operations: Consistent with protocols being followed by state and local public agencies, in light of the COVID -19 crisis, beginning today March 19, 2020, the majority of Fresno COG staff will be telecommuting from home.

Regional Transportation Mitigation Fee (RTMF) Collection: Fresno COG will continue to collect RTMF mitigation fees, however RTMF payments will only be collected on Monday and Tuesday until March 31st or until the COVID-19 situation is mitigated to a level deemed safe by public health officials.

Senior Taxi Scrip Program: Seniors who live in Fresno County will still be able to purchase senior taxi scrip via mail.