United States
             Environmental Protection
             Aafincy
               Office of Transportation
               and Land Use Policy
               Washington DC 20460
               February 1970
             Air
&EPA
Bicycle Programs and
Urban Air
Quality Grants

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        URBAN AIR QUALITY GRANT PROGRAM AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO
                  BIKE PROGRAMS, PLANNING AND PROJECTS


     Program:  Section 175 of the Clean Air Act as amended 1977, urban
air quality planning grants, are for 100 percent of any additional  costs
of developing a State Implementation Plan revision and shall supple-
ment any funds available under Federal  law for transportation or air
quality maintenance planning.

     Amount:  $50 million.

     Availability:  $25 million will be available at the beginning of
January 1979.(See Attachment A for regional allocations.)  The additional
$25 million will be available before mid-1979.  The initial funding will
be geared to fiscal 1979 transportation planning activities and the
additional funding will be geared to fiscal 1980 transportation planning
activities.  All funds must be committed by September 1980.

     Recipients:  For organizations of local elected officials with trans-
portation or air quality maintenance planning responsibilities and which
have been designated the lead air quality planning agency under section 174
of the Clean Air Act (see Attachment B for complete listing).

     Purpose:  The primary purpose of section 175 funding is to develop
plans to attain and maintain standards for CO and ozone through involve-
ment of organizations of local elected officials.

     How do  bicycle programs fit into this grant program?  Because bicycle
storage facilities and bikeways are among the 18 measures suggested by
Congress in  section 108(f) of the Clean Air Act as amended 1977, they must
be considered and studied in the States' plans to reduce transportation
air pollution.

     Requirements:  Applications for section 175 funds should reflect
criteria and priorities spelled out in the December 26, 1978, Federal
Register (43 FR 60215).  Criteria related to bicycle programs are:
(l) a comprehensive alternatives analysis (bicycle programs should be
included as  part of the alternatives); (2) a schedule for adoption of
reasonably available measures (bicycle programs are among reasonably
available measures); and (3) a process for public, interest groups and
elected officials consultation and involvement in defining transportation-air
quality issues, establishing the planning process, developing and
analyzing of alternatives.  Bicycle groups should and can be involved
in this required public participation role.  The grant application must
be based on  an adopted and approved Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
that contains a proposed budget for the air quality work elements.  (EPA
and DOT review and concur on the UPWP which integrates air quality
planning tasks with planned funding by DOT and other agencies.)  The
other requirements are detailed in the December 1978 Federal Register
notice.

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     Procedural Requirements:  The existing Urban Mass Transportation
Administration (UMTA) Technical Studies Grant Program will  be used f1-
disperse section 175 funds.  Grant applications must be submitted to
both the appropriate UMTA Regional Office and the EPA Regional  Office.
Applications must conform with UMTA grant regulations and procedures
contained in UMTA Circular C 8100.1, "Application Procedures for Tech-
nical Studies Grants," or, where appropriate, to the joint funding
guidelines specified in DOT Order 4600.8B or OMB Circular No. A-lll.

     Important Factor:  Anything that is funded with section 175 funds
must first be in the UPWP.

     Consequences:  These grants can only be used for studies, plans
(e.g., bike plans, bike studies) etc.óno construction and little
implementation can be funded.  However, if bike programs are not
identified in the UPWP, no bike studies can be funded with UMTA planning
funds.  There is no chance of other UMTA implementation funds for bike
programs if bicycle projects are not included in the Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP) after UPWP bike planning studies have been
completed.

     Another New Funding Source:  There is a bike funding program
available for implementation.The Federal Highway Administration is
authorized to spend $20 million per year specifically for bikeways and
bicycle programs in the next four years under the Surface Transportation
Assistance Act (section 141).  Hopefully, funds will be appropriated by
Congress for this program.

Example Bicycle Projects Which Could be Funded with 175 Funds:

    1.  Bicycle mapping projects of existing bikeways, planned bikeways,
        transit stops, bicycle 'storage facility locations and preferred
        streets for bicycle travel with low traffic density.

    2.  Bicycle use/demand studies.

    3.  Studies to determine bicycle modal shift potential.

    4.  Studies to determine (a) air quality benefits from mixed-mode
        travelóbike-bus, bike-transit and (b) types of facilities needed,

    5.  Bicycle education programs to encourage bicycle commuting.

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 Action:  For Bicycle CoordinatorSj, Bicycle Activists, Individual
          Cyclisjts:

1.  Educate yourself about the Urban Air Quality Planning Grants.
   -Get copies of documents and read documentation related to the
    grant program (Attachment C).

2.  Contact the designated lead planning organization (Attachment  B)
    in your area.  Get a copy of their UPWP and their proposed budget
    items for their 175 grant applications.  Make sure bicycle pro-
    grams are included in the UPWP.  Learn the UPWP revision schedule.

3.  Advise the lead planning organizations of needed bicycle program
    studies for inclusion in UPWP and 175 grants.

4.  Monitor the work of the designated lead planning organization  to
    see that bicycle alternatives are considered and discussed.

5.  Become a member of the appropriate citizen advisory committees
    for State Implementation Plans.

6.  Contact the local media and encourage features and articles  on
    bicycle use possibilities and advantages in the community.

7.  Inform local  schools and other citizen groups of opportunities
    for including bicycle alternatives in the local  transportation
    planning efforts.
                                            By:  Nina D. Rowe

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 ATTACHMENT A
                       Section  175  Funds  Available
                   Through  EPA/UMTA Regional  Offices
                 (For  initial $23.5 million allocation*)
                                                            Amount
  i                                                        $ 1,780,000
  2                                                          2,858,000
  3                                                          2,948,000
  4                                                          2,630,000
  c                                                          4 ,677,000
  6                                                          2,501,000
  7                                                          1,254,000
  o                                                            770,000
  q                                                          3,211,000
 10                                                            871,000
                                                  Total = $23,500,000


*P1us an additional $1.5 million for the Northeast ozone study.

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ATTACHMENT B
           Designated Lead Agencies by Regions and Urban Areas
New England - Contact - Barbara Ikalainen 617 223-5630

EPA; Region I; Room 2303; J.F. Kennedy Building; Boston, Mass. 02203
State

Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Hampshire


Rhode Island
Urban Area

Bridgeport



Hartford



New Haven



Boston


Lawrence-Haverhi11
                        Spri ngfi eld-Chi copee-
                          Holyhoke

                        Worcester

                        Provi dence-Pawtucket-
                          Warwick
Lawrence-Haverhi11
  (Suburbs of)

Providence-Pawtucket-
  Warwick
Certified Lead Agency

Greater Bridgeport
Regional Planning Agency
(208)(A-95 in conjunction
with Tr,istate (MPO)
Capitol Regional Council
of Governments (208)(MPO)
(A-95)

Regional Planning Agency
of South Central Connecti-
cut (208)(MPO)(A-95 with
Tristate
Joint Regional Transporta-
tion Committee (MPO)(A-95)
(208)
Transportation Planning
Advisory Group

Transportation Planning
Advisory Group

(See Boston)

Rhode Island Planning
Council with State Depart-
ment of Environmental
Management, State Depart-
ment of Transportation,
and Office of State Plan-
ning (MPO)

(See Massachusetts)
Rhode Island Planning
Council  (MPO)

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Northeast   Contact - Lou Heckman 212 264-9800
EPA; Region II; Room 1005; 26 Federal Plaza; New York, New York 10007
State

New Jersey
New York
Urban Area

Trenton



Allentown-Bethlehem

Easton, Pe. area

New York, N.Y. area

Philadelphia, Pa
  area


Wilmington, Del.
  area

Albany-Schnectady-
  Troy

Buffalo-Niagara
  Falls

New York


Rochester
                        Syracuse
Certified Lead Agency

Delaware Valley Regional
Planning Commission (208)
(MPO)(A-95)

(See Pennsylvania)

(See Pennsylvania)

(See New York)

Delaware Valley Regional
Planning Commission (208)
(MPO)(A-95)

(See Delaware)
Capital District Trans-
portation Committee (MPO)

Niagara Frontier Committee
(MPO)

Tristate Regional Planning
Commission (MPn) (208) (A-95)

Tennessee Transportation
Council Policy Committee
(MPO)

Syracuse Metropolitan
Study Policy Committee
(MPO)

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East Central    Contacts - Peter Cosier 215 597-8179
                          Bill  Belanger 215 597-8188

EPA; Region III; Sixth and Walnut Streets; Philadelphia,  Pa.  19106
State

Delaware
District of
  Columbia
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Urban Area
Wilmington
Washington, D.C.
  Metropolitan area
including Md. and
Va.  suburbs

Baltimore
                        Suburbs to Washing-
                          ton, D.C.
Allentown-Bethlehem-
  Easton
                        Harrisburg
                        Philadelphia
                        Pittsburg
Certi fted Lead Agency

Wilmington Metropolitan
Area Planning Coordina-
ting Council (MPO)(A-95)

Metropolitan Washington
Council of Governments
(208)(MPO)(A-95)(105 or
106)

Baltimore Regional Plan-
ning Council (MPO)(A-95)
(208)
Metropolitan Washington
Council of Governments
(208)(MPO)(A-95)(105 or
106)

Joint Planning Commission
for Lehigh Northhampton
Counties with Lehigh
Valley Transportation
Study Coordinating Com-
mittee (MPO)(A-95)

Tricounty Regional Plan-
ning Commission with
Harrisburg Area Study
Coordinating Committee
(MPO)(A-95)'

Delaware Valley Regional
Planning Commission (208)
(MPO)(A-95)

Southwestern Pennsylvania
Regional  Planning Commis-
sion (MPO)(A-95)(208)

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Virginia
                        Urban  Area

                        Scranton
Wilkes-Barre



Trenton, N.J. area

Newsport News-Hampton



Norfolk-Portsmouth



Richmond
                        Washington, D.C.
                          suburbs
Certified Lead Agency

Lackawanna County Plan-
ning Commission with
Lackawanna-Luzerne Trans-
portation Study Coordina-
ting Committee (A-95)

Luzerne County Planning
Commission, etc. (See
Scranton)(A-95)(MPO)

(See New Jersey)

Peninsula Area Trans-
portation Policy Com-
mittee (MPO)(A-95)

Southeastern Va. Planning
District Commission (MPO)
(A-95)(208)

Richmond Area Transporta-
tion Policy Committee
(MPO)

Metropolitan Washington
Council of Governments
(208)(MPO)(A-95)(105 or
106)

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 Southeast - Contact - Don Stone
           FTS 8-257-3286
             404-881-3286
 EPA; Region IV;  245 Courtland  Street,  NE; Atlanta, Ga.  30308
 State

 Alabama
Florida
Georgia
 Urban Area

 Birmingham
                        Mobile
 Suburbs  of
  Columbus, Georgia

 Ft. Lauderdale-Holly-
  wood
Jacksonville


Miami



Orlando



St. Peterburg/Tampa



West Palm Beach


Atlanta

           i
Columbus
                        Chattanogga, Tenn
                          suburbs
 Certified Lead Agency

 Birmingham Regional  Plan-
 ning Commission (208)(MPO)
 (A-95);

 South Alabama Regional
 Planning  Commission  (208)
 (MPO)(A-95)

 (See Georgia)
 Broward County  Area  Plan-
 ning  Council  (208)(MPO)
 (A-95)

 Jacksonville  Area  Plan-
 ning  Board  (MPO)

 Metropolitan  Dade County
 Planning Department  (MPO)
 (A-95)

 East  Central  Florida
 Regional Planning Council
 (208)(MPO)(/U95)

 Hillsborough  County
 Environmental Protection
 Commission

 Palm  Beach County Area
 Planning Board  (MPO)

Atlanta Regional Commis-
 sion  (208)(MPO)(A-95)

 No organization certified
 by governor

 (See Tennessee)

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 cont . . -

 State_

 Kentucky



 Mississippi


 North  Carolina



 South  Carolina
Tennessee
 Urban Area

 Louisville
 Suburbs of Memphis,
   Tennessee

 Charlotte
 Charleston
West Virginia
Columbia



Chattanooga


Memphis


Nashville/Davidson
Charleston, S.C.
  suburbs
 Certified Lead Agency

 Kentuckian Planning and
 Development Agency (MPO,
 A-95, 208)

 (See Tennessee)
 Charlotte-Meckenburg
 Transportation  Advisory
 Committee  (MPO)(A-95)

 Berkeley-Charleston-
 Dorchester Council of
 Governments assisted  by
 the Regional Planning
 Council  (208)(MPO)(A-95)

 Central  Midlands Regional
 and Development Council
 (MPO) (A-95)(208)

 Chattanooga Metropolitan
 Planning Commission (MPO)

Memphis Metropolitan Plan-
ning Commission

Nashville Metropolitan
Planning Commission

(See South Carolina)

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 Great Lakes - Contacts - Michael  Treitman 321  353-2205
                         Michelle  Rockawich 321  353-.205

 EPA; Region V; 230 S.  Dearborn; Chicago,  Illinois  60604
 State

 Illinois
 Indiana
Michigan
 Urban Area

 Aurora-Elgin

 Chicago


 Peoria



 Rockford
Moline,  Illinois
and Davenport,
Illinois suburbs

St. Louis, Mo.
  suburbs

Indianapolis
                        Fort Wayne
                        South Bend
Chicago, Illinois
  suburbs

Louisville, Ky.
  suburbs

Detroit
 Certified Lead Agency

 (Same as Chicago)

 Illinois Environmental
 Protection Agency

 Tri-county Regional  Plan-
 ning Commission (MPO)
 (A-95)
   T
 Rockford Area  Transporta-
 tion Study Policy  Com-
 mittee  (MPO)

 Bi-state Metropolitan
 Planning Commission  (A-95)


 (See Missouri)


 Indiana  Department of
 Metropolitan Development
 (MPO)

 Northeastern Indiana
 Regional  Coordinating
 Council  (MPO)(A-95)

Michigan Area Council of
Governments (208)(MPO)
 (A-95)

 (See Chicago)


 (See Kentucky)


Southeastern Michigan
Council  of Governments
(208)(MPO)(A-95)

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Minnesota
Ohio
                        Urban Area
                        Flint
                        Grand Rapids
                        Lansing
South Bend, Ind,
 suburbs

Toledo, Ind.
  suburbs

Minneapolis-
  St. Paul
Akron
                        Dayton
                        Canton


                        Cincinnati


                        Columbus



                        Toledo



                        Cleveland
Certified Lead Agency

Genesse-Labor-Shiawassi
Region V Regional Plan-
ning Council (208)(MPO)

West Michigan Regional
Planning Council (208)
(MPO)(A-95)

Tri-county Regional Plan-
ning Council (Z08)(MPO)
(A-95)

(See Indiana)
                                                (See Indiana)
Metropolitan Council of
Twin Cities Area (MPO)
(A-95)

Akron Metropolitan Area
Transportation Policy
Study (MPO)

Miami Valley Regional
Planning Council, Trans-
portation Control Commis-
sion (208)(A-95)(MPO)

Stark County Area Trans-
portation Policy Study
(MPO)(208)
OKI Regional Planning
Council (MPO)(A-95)(208)

Mid-Ohio Regional Plan-
ning Commission (MPO)
(A-95)

Toledo Metropolitan Area
Council of Governments
(208)(MPO)(A-95)

Northeast Ohio Areawide
Coordinating Agency  (MPO,
208, A-95)

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cont...

State                   Urban Area              Certified Lead Agency

                        Youngstown-Warren       Eastgate Development and
                                                Transportation Agency
                                                (208)(MPO)(A-95)

Wisconsin               Madison                 Dane County Regional
                                                Planning Council (208)
                                                (MPO}(A-95)

                        Milwaukee               Southeastern Wisconsin
                        (Waukesha)               Regional Planning Cofrmis-
                                                sion (MPO)(A-95) (208)

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South Central - Contacts - Ragan Broyles 214 767-2742
                                         FTS-729-2742

EPA; Region VI; 1201 Elm Street; Dallas, Texas 75270
State
Arkansas
Louisiana
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas
Urban Area

Little Rock/North
  Little Rock
New Orleans
Baton Rouge

Shreveport

Albuquerque


Oklahoma City


Tulsa

Austin


Corpus Christi
                        Dal
                          4j. Ľ SJ
                          Ar
       Farth Worth
         on
                        El  Paso
                        Houston/Galveston
                        San Antonio
Certified Lead Agency

Arkansas Department of
Pollution Control and
Ecology

Louisiana Air Control
Commission, with Office
of Highways, Louisiana
Department of Transporta-
tion and Development

(Same as above)

(Same as above)

Middle Rio Grande Council
of Governments (MPO)(A-95)

Oklahoma State Department
of Health

(Same as above)

No organization certified
by governor

No organization certified
by governor

North Central Texas
Council of Governments
(MPO)(A-95)(208)

No organization certified
by governor

Houston-Galveston Area
Council (MPO)(A-95)(208)
is pending
Steering Committee of the
San Antonio-Bexar County
Urban Transportation Study
Committee (MPO) (A-95)(208)

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Central - Contact - Thomas D. Gil lard FTS 8-758-3791
-     -                                 816-374-3791
EPA; Region VII; Room 249; 1735 Baltimore Avenue; Kansas City, MO 64108
State

Iowa
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska
Urban Area

Des Moines
Davenport/Moline/
  Rock Island

Omaha., Neb. suburbs

Wichita


Kansas City and
  Kansas City, MO.
suburbs

Kansas City

St. Louis
Omaha
Council Bluffs
Certified Lead Agency

Central Iowa Regional
Association of local
Governments
(A-95)(208)(MPO)

Bi-state Metropolitan
Planning Commission (A-95)

(See Nebraska)

No organization certified
by governor

Mid-America Regional
Council (208)(MPO)(A-95)
(Same as above)

East-west Gateway Coordina-
ting Council (208)(MPO)(A-95)

Omaha Metropolitan Area
Planning Agency (MPO)(A-95)

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Rockies   Contact   Barry Levene FTS 8-327-3711
                                   303 837-3711

EPA; Region VIII; Suite 900; 1960 Lincoln Street;  Denver,  CO.  80203

State                   Urban Area              Certified  Lead Agency

Colorado                Colorado Springs        Pikes Peak Area Council
                                                  of Governments (MPO)
                                                (A-95)  (208)

                        Denver                  Denver Regional Council
                                                  of Governments (208)
                                                (MPO)(A-95)

Utah                    Salt Lake City          Wasatch Front  Regional
                        Bountiful                 Council  (MPO)(A-95)

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Southwest - Contacts - Immants Kresse 415 556-2003
                       Steve Drew     415 556-6925

EPA; Region IX; 215 Fremont Street; San Francisco, CA 94105
State

Arizona
California
Nevada
Urban Area

Phoenix
                        Tuscon
Fresno
                        Los Angeles/
                          Long Beach/
                        San Bernadino
                        Riverside

                        Sacramento
                        San Diego
                        San Francisco-
                          Oakland

                        San Jose
                        Oxna'rd/Ventura/
                          Thousand Oaks
Las Vegas
Certified Lead _Ag_ency_

Maricopa Association
  of Governments  (MPO)
(A-95)

PIMA Association  of
  Governments
(MPO)(A-95)(208)

Fresno County Air
  Pollution Board 105/106
      t
Southern California
  Association of  govern-
ments (MPO, A-95, 208)
Sacramento Regional Area
  Planning Commission
(A-95)(MPO)(208)
San Diego County Compre-
  hensive Planning organi-
zation (A-95) (MPO) (2081

Association of Bay area
  Governments (A-95)(208)

Association of Bay Area
  Governments (A-95)(208)

Southern California
  Association of Govern-
ments (MPO)(A-95)(208)

Clark County Board of
  Commissioners (A-95)

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Northwest - Contact
Laurie Smith (202) 442-1226
             FTS 8-399-1226
 EPA; Region X; 1200 6th Avenue; Seattle, Washington 98101
State
Oregon
Washington
  Urban Area

  Portland
  Seattle-Everett
                        Spokane
                        Tocoma

                        Suburbs of Portland,
                          Oregon
Certified Lead Agency

Columbia Region Associa-
  tion of Governments,
Clark County Regional
Planning Council 208,
A-95, MPO

Puget Sound Air Pollution
  Control Agency

Spokane Regional Planning
Conference (MPO)(A-95)

Same as Seattle

State of Oregon Depart-
ment of Environmental
Quality

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ATTACHMENT C
                    Section 175 Funding Documentation
Documents Related to Section 175 Funding

Federal Register, December 26, 1978.  Urban
Air Quality Planning Grants under section
175 of the Clean Air Act
 Interagency Agreement between the Depart-
 ment of Transportation and the Environ-
 mental Protection Agency regarding in-
 tegration of transportation and air
 quality planning funds (November 3, 1978)

 Memorandum of Understanding between the
 Department of Transportation and the
 Environmental Protection Agency regarding
 the integration of  transportation and air
 quality planning (June 1978)

 Transportation-Air  Quality Planning Guide-
 lines  and Appendices  (June 1978)
 UMTA  C  8100.1,  May  11,  1978,  "Application
 for Technical  Studies Grants"
 Comprehensive Planning  Assistance  Program
 (the section 701  program)  (Housing and
 Urban Development)

 Bicycle Strategies  to Reduce Air Pollution
Available From

Your lead designated
agency (Attachment
8) or your EPA
Regional Office
(Attachment B)

Your lead designated
agency (Attachment
B) or your EPA
Regional Office
(Attachment B)

Your lead designated
agency (Attachment
B) or your EPA
Regional Office
(Attachment B)

Your lead designated
agency (Attachment
B) or your EPA
Regional Office
(Attachment B)

Your lead designated
agency  (Attachment
B) or your UMTA
Regional Office

Housing  and Urban
Development,  Wash-
ington,  D.C.  20410

Your EPA Regional
Office  (Attachment  B)

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