Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Voluntary Approaches
Policy Target:Transport
Agency:U.S. Department of Transportation
Legal References:Vision 100 Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-176)

VALE is a national program to reduce airport ground emissions at commercial service airports located in designated air quality nonattainment and maintenance areas. The program provides sponsors with financial and regulatory incentives to increase the use of AFVs and other low-emission technologies suited to the airport environment. Funding for VALE is provided through two airport assistance programs, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which provides grants to airports from the Aviation Trust Fund, and the Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) program, which approves locally imposed fees from airline passengers for eligible airport development.

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