H.R. 5296 (111th): Air and Health Quality Empowerment Zone Designation Act of 2010

May 13, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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S. 3373 (same title)
Reported by Committee — May 20, 2010

Jerry McNerney
Representative for California's 11th congressional district
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May 13, 2010
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6378 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 12, 2012

S. 3373 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 20, 2010


This bill was introduced on May 13, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 13, 2010
Referred to Committee May 13, 2010
Full Title

To address the health and economic development impacts of nonattainment of federally mandated air quality standards in the San Joaquin Valley, California, by designating air quality empowerment zones.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

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Air and Health Quality Empowerment Zone Designation Act of 2010 - Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate areas nominated by local air pollution control districts as air and health quality empowerment zones, which shall be eligible for grants for replacing or retrofitting polluting vehicles and/or engines to improve the health of the population living in the zones.
Sets forth area eligibility requirements, including:
(1) being in extreme nonattainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard and in nonattainment of the national ambient air quality standard for PM2.5 (particulate matter with a diameter that does not exceed 2.5 micrometers) promulgated by the Administrator under the Clean Air Act;
(2) having specified emission levels of oxides of nitrogen from farm equipment or of volatile organic compounds from farming operations;
(3) meeting or exceeding national averages for asthma;
(4) exceeding national averages for unemployment; and
(5) being eligible for state or local matching funds.
Prohibits an area from being designated unless the relevant district provides satisfactory assurances that the strategic plan (to be contained in its application) will be implemented. Authorizes the Administrator to revoke the designation if the relevant district: (1) has been designated as being in attainment with the air quality standards; or (2) is failing to comply with, or make progress in achieving the goals of, its strategic plan.

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