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Air Quality Planning: SIP and TCM Requirements and Policies - WEB-BASED

PROGRAM AREA: Environment
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
1 Hours
0 Units
$0 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1


This course covers the different types of SIPs and key CAA SIP requirements general to all SIPs and specific to ozone, CO and PM SIPs; discusses how the EPA processes SIPs; explores the key features of EPA SIP policies and how they differ from CAA requirements; and explains RACM and how it applies to TCMs.

This is the second in a future series of air quality Web-based trainings (WBTs):

142068: Clear Air Act Overview

142069: SIP and TCM Requirements and Policies

142070: SIP Development Process

142071: Transportation Conformity


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define SIP
  • List different types of SIPs and their purposes
  • Identify SIP requirements in Title I of the Clean Air Act
  • Describe TCM requirements
  • Describe what is meant by Reasonably Available Control Measure, or RACM, and how this applies to TCMs


The target audience for the Air Quality Series is transportation and air quality planners and engineers from State and local departments of transportation (DOT), metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), transit agencies, Federal agencies (Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, etc.), and State and local environmental agencies. Others include transportation and environmental consultants, public officials and staff members, community and interest groups, as well as other stakeholders in the planning process.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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