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AVERT Tutorial: Import Regional Data File

AVERT estimates emissions reductions based on regional conditions and data. To use AVERT, you will need to select your region of interest and download the appropriate Regional Data File.

In this section of the AVERT training, you will learn how to load the data file for the region you want to analyze.

Before you start, consult the table below to determine which AVERT region is most appropriate for you. Note that some states will fall into more than one AVERT region. See Getting Started – Identify Your AVERT Region(s) for more information about what to do if your state is covered by multiple regions. Then download the appropriate Regional Data File(s) at the AVERT download page. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a video demonstration on importing a regional data file.

AVERT Region Full States Partial States




South Carolina

North Carolina



Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas




District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee



Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas

New England

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

New York

New York


Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

Montana, Utah, Wyoming

Rocky Mountains Colorado Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Southeast   Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi
Southwest Arizona New Mexico, Texas
Tennessee   Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee




Icon signifying that a video is available for viewingWatch the "Import Regional Data File" demonstration.

Note: Videos in this training module were developed using a previous version of AVERT with different regions. Most of the features and functionality of the latest version of AVERT are the same as shown here, but a few aspects, including the AVERT regions, may differ. EPA plans to update the videos; we apologize for the inconvenience in the meantime. For more details about AVERT’s current features and assumptions, see the current AVERT User Manual.

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