New Department to Focus on Regional Air Quality Issues
In November 2004, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to create a new Air Quality Department. This new department focuses exclusively on regional air quality issues.
County Administrator David Smith said, “By having a department dedicated to just the issue of air quality, the Board hopes to bring about the regional resources and behavioral changes needed in the community to reach attainment of national air quality standards in all respects.”
The Air Quality Department will work with the EPA, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and other stakeholders to actively develop plans to improve the air quality of the region.
Learn more on their new website at: http://www.maricopa.gov/aq/