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Voluntary Mobile Emissions Reductions Program (VMEP)

Information and links to documents about the Voluntary Mobile Emissions Reduction Program (VMEP).

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The Voluntary Mobile Emissions Reduction Program (VMEP) is a voluntary control strategy under Texas’ State Implementation Plan (SIP). This page provides information and downloadable documents about this control strategy.


Background

Areas affected: Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
Start date: N/A
End date: None
Applicability Period: Year-round
Source type: On-road mobile source, Off-road mobile source
Emissions targeted: Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Rule/Citation: N/A

Description: The Voluntary Mobile Emissions Reduction Program includes a number of voluntary measures aimed at reducing emissions from motor vehicles beyond the mandated reductions. Some include alternative fuels, employee trip reduction, public education, ozone-season fare reduction, sustainable development, non-road ozone-season reductions, tier II locomotive engines, off-road heavy duty diesel engine retrofits, and vehicle retirement and maintenance.

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Related Rules

The VMEP is voluntary and implemented largely at the local level; therefore, no rules have been written by the TCEQ for this measure.

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Additional Materials

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application/pdfAppendix H: VMEP for the HGB Attainment DemonstrationExit the TCEQ, application/pdfHGB 1997 Eight-Hour Ozone Standard Severe Attainment Demonstration SIP RevisionExit the TCEQ (March 10, 2010)

  • Description: Appendix in the HGB SIP that describes the VMEP measures for the HGB severe nonattainment area

application/pdfAppendix A: VMEP for the HGB Attainment DemonstrationExit the TCEQ, application/pdfHGB 1997 Eight-Hour Ozone Standard Moderate Attainment Demonstration SIP RevisionExit the TCEQ (May 23, 2007)

  • Description: Appendix in the HGB SIP that describes the VMEP measures for the HGB moderate nonattainment area

application/pdfDFW 1997 Eight-Hour Ozone Standard Moderate Attainment Demonstration SIP RevisionExit the TCEQ (May 23, 2007)

application/pdfAppendix F.7 - Documentation of VMEPsExit the TCEQ, application/pdfHGB One-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration Mid-Course Review SIP RevisionExit the TCEQ (Dec 1, 2004)

  • Description: HGAC report detailing the 2007 VMEP benefits for the eight-county HGA area

application/pdfApp. K - HGAC Documentation of VMEPsExit the TCEQ, application/pdfHGB One-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration and Rate-of-Progress SIP RevisionExit the TCEQ (Dec 6, 2000)

  • Description: Appendix in the HGB SIP that describes the VMEP measures for the HGB area

application/pdfDFW One-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration SIP RevisionExit the TCEQ (Apr 19, 2000)

Description: application/pdfDFW-area VMEPs are described on pages 6-14 to 6-38 of this SIPExit the TCEQ

application/pdfDFW One-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration SIP RevisionExit the TCEQ (Apr 19, 2000)

application/pdfEPA Guidance on Incorporating Voluntary Mobile Source Emission Reduction Programs in State Implementation Plans (SIPs)Exit the TCEQ (October 24, 1997)

VMEP Agreements

Some VMEP strategies have involved forming agreements between the TCEQ and entities voluntarily committing to reductions attributable to the VMEP program. The following agreements are available for download:

application/pdfHGB Railroad Program (Dec 2000)Exit the TCEQ

application/pdfHGB Area Tugboat and Towing Vessel Program (June 2001)Exit the TCEQ

application/pdfHGB TxDOT Ferries (May 2002)Exit the TCEQ

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