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General Conformity

General Conformity Training Module 2.5: Proactive Role for Federal Agencies

EPA recommends that federal agencies take a proactive role in working with the state, tribes, and local agencies to ensure that the SIP/TIP for the area addresses the federal facilities and the potential future action. Federal agencies and facilities affected by the General Conformity Regulations should inventory their existing emissions and potential for emission reductions from current activities. During the SIP development process, the federal agencies should provide the state, tribes, and local agencies with information about their existing emissions and potential future actions. Such efforts will allow the state, tribes, and local agencies to include the relevant federal facilities and future actions into the SIP/TIP.

Taking a proactive role will allow the federal agency to more effectively participate in newly promulgated programs under the General Conformity Regulations, such as the emission reduction credits and the emission budgets programs.