Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report

Baltimore, MD – Despite one the hottest summers ever recorded locally, Maryland continued to make dramatic progress on reducing air pollution and improving air quality according to finding in a new report by the Maryland Department of the Environment. The report was released ahead of Air Quality Awareness Week, which is observed May 1-5.

The

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South Florida, especially Broward, gets good grades for air quality

Take a deep breath, Broward County. The air quality in your backyard gets strong marks by American Lung Association standards.

Palm Beach County did not do as well, but officials said their performance was still “pretty good.”

In its 2013 State of the Air report, tapping federal air quality data from 2009 to 2011, the

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Kentucky DCA Launches Air Quality Reporting Video Series

Following up on a successful series of training events focused on air quality permit reporting, the Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance has launched three videos on Understanding Your Air Permit, Annual Compliance Certifications and Semi-Annual Monitoring Reporting. These self-paced videos are approximately 15 minutes each and provide a basic overview of the processes and how

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GEORGIA TECH, MISSISSIPPI STATE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA AMONG RECIPIENTS OF $9 MILLION TO EXAMINE EXTREME WEATHER

(ATLANTA – Sept. 19, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing a total of $2,238,053 to three universities across the Southeast for four research projects examining the impacts of extreme weather on air and water quality. The recipients include the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Mississippi State University and

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NEW DEP ONLINE AIR PERMIT SYSTEM SAVES PAPER, TIME, MONEY

TALLAHASSEE –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s new Air General Permit Electronic Registration Submittal will assist about 1,200 Florida businesses in getting air general permits electronically. As an addition to the department’s electronic business portal, the automated registration system applies to air general permits, with the exception of dry cleaners.

The antiquated process of print,

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Augusta Air Pollution Levels Continue to Decline

The Augusta Chronicle – Air quality continues to improve in Augusta, making it less likely that the region will fail tougher new standards for ozone and other pollutants.

“The great news is, our air continues to get cleaner and cleaner,” said Myra Reece, the Air Quality Bureau director for the South Caro­lina De­partment of Health

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