NACAA Sends Policy Recommendations to Trump Administration

February 17, 2017 – NACAA sent a paper to new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt offering nine recommendations to the Trump Administration for improving the nation’s clean air program.  Because NACAA’s members are vested with primary responsibility for ensuring the nation breathes clean, healthful air, they are “uniquely positioned to identify the greatest air quality challenges of the day and to offer advice for confronting those challenges,” the association explained.  The paper includes one-page discussions of key issues associated with the following recommendations: (1) improve technical assistance to state and local agencies; (2) ensure state and local agencies have the resources they need to implement federal requirements; (3) improve regulatory assistance to state and local air agencies through effective federal measures for mobile and stationary sources; (4) continue and expand efforts to address the transport of air pollution; (5) ensure effective establishment and implementation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards; (6) address critical air monitoring challenges; (7) identify and address toxic air pollution challenges; (8) support state and local efforts to address climate change; and (9) improve the integration of federal, state and local data programs and requirements.  NACAA encouraged the Administration to work in close collaboration with the association as it embarks in policymaking and rulemaking processes and to empower state and local air agencies in every way possible to fulfill the goals of the Clean Air Act.