AAPCA Announces 2022 Best Practices in Air Pollution Control
Seven innovative air agency programs recognized at 2022 Fall Business Meeting
September 29, 2022
The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) has announced 2022 Best Practices in Air Pollution Control, an annual program that recognizes groundbreaking technology, innovative practices, and exemplary operations in the field of air pollution control. AAPCA’s 2022 designations were spotlighted during the first day of the Association’s 2022 Fall Business Meeting this week in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Receiving the 2022 Best Practices in Air Pollution Control designation were seven state and local air agencies, which presented on each program at the meeting. Agencies and programs recognized this year were:
- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s Open Burn Permit Program – presented by Mariana Mendez Armendariz
- Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s 2022 Air Quality Workshop – presented by Beverly Botchlet-Smith
- Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Trainee Mentoring Program – presented by Jillian Gallagher
- Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s Wyoming Environmental Audit Process – presented by Lars Lone
- Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District’s Air Quality Action Partners Program – presented by Byron Gary
- Mecklenburg County Air Quality’s Streamlined Communication and Collaboration for Air Monitoring Programs via Microsoft Teams – presented by Danielle Jones
- San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Residential Woodsmoke Reduction Strategy – presented by Samir Sheikh
“The nominations for these programs underwent a robust review process by the committee and AAPCA’s Board of Directors,” said Ohio EPA’s Bob Hodanbosi, a co-chair of the Association’s Best Practices Committee and outgoing Past President. “We are very glad to be able to highlight and learn from the work of these agencies.”
More on AAPCA’s Best Practices in Air Pollution Control can be found in the 2022 call for nominations and all presentations are available on the Association’s website.
AAPCA’s 2022 Fall Business Meeting is being held September 28, 29, and 30 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, or AAPCA, is a national, non-profit, consensus-driven organization focused on assisting state and local air quality agencies and personnel with implementation and technical issues associated with the federal Clean Air Act. Created in 2012, AAPCA represents 48 state and local air pollution control agencies, and senior officials from 21 state environmental agencies currently sit on the AAPCA Board of Directors. AAPCA is housed in Lexington, Kentucky as an affiliate of The Council of State Governments. More information about AAPCA can be found on the Association’s website: www.cleanairact.org.
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