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Regional Haze outreach webinar, August 25, 2020

The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department and the New Mexico Environment Department will present a webinar updating stakeholders on statewide Regional Haze planning efforts. The webinar will take place Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

 

The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department (EHD) and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Air Quality Bureau will hold a joint webinar on statewide Regional Haze planning on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The webinar is scheduled to last for two hours. 

Information on how to participate in the webinar is posted on the NMED Regional Haze webpage: https://www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/reg-haze/

The Regional Haze webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) and Regional Haze Storyboard;
  • Class I Areas: available monitor information and analyses;
  • Update on the statewide Regional Haze Planning Process, including next steps and timeline, covering such aspects as:
    • technical feasibility analysis of potential control measures;
    • cost evaluation of potential control measures;
    • data for a weight of evidence demonstration of future visibility goals;
  • Means for stakeholders to offer feedback and suggestions on analyses and work products;
  • Collaboration by NMED and EHD regarding Regional Haze planning for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, which is a separate air quality jurisdiction.

The federal regulatory deadline for submitting Regional Haze State Implementation Plans to EPA is July 31, 2021.

For further information regarding the webinar, please contact Ed Merta of EHD at [email protected], (505) 768-2660, or Mark Jones of NMED at [email protected], (505) 566-9746. 

Persons who wish to provide input on Regional Haze planning in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County may do so by contacting Ed Merta of EHD at [email protected] or by emailing the statewide Regional Haze comment account at [email protected].

The City of Albuquerque, the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and the Albuquerque - Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation, or sex. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may submit at http://www.cabq.gov/civilrights/discrimination. You may also contact Torri Jacobus at [email protected] or (505) 768 - 4595.