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EPA Grant Will Help Central States Improve Air Quality

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard (r6press@epa.gov)
Jennah Durant

DALLAS - (April 12, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $561,507 to the Central States Air Resource Agencies Association to help states collaborate on improving air quality. This group of nine states in the central U.S. will work on issues related to air pollution moving between states, and provide lower-cost training for state staff.

Interstate air pollution transport means a combination of local emissions and emissions from upwind sources-even those in other states-can affect air quality in any given location. The transport of pollutants across state borders makes it difficult for downwind states to meet health-based air quality standards. The federal Clean Air Act's "good neighbor" provision requires EPA and states to address interstate transport of air pollution that affects downwind states' ability to meet and maintain these standards.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, the nonprofit Central States Air Resource Agencies Association (CenSARA) fosters a regional perspective in addressing air pollution that moves across state boundaries. CenSARA also encourages states to find and share cost-effective solutions to air pollution-control issues, and offers state and local agencies technical support, training, and project management services in implementing air pollution-control programs.

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