Reno/Sparks, Nev. Aug. 16, 2021 – The Washoe County Health District – Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) is giving residents the opportunity to help shape the requirements and regulations governing air quality permitting in Washoe County by hosting two regulatory listening sessions.

The two virtual sessions will occur on:

LISTENING SESSION 1

When:  Aug. 17, 2021, 10 a.m.- noon

Meeting Link: https://tinyurl.com/54ezjbjw

Call-In Number: 775-325-0620

Phone Conference ID: 202 348 688#

 

LISTENING SESSION 2

When: Aug. 19, 2021, 4-6 p.m.

Meeting Link: https://tinyurl.com/c3pmr8fa

Call-In Number: 775-325-0620

Phone Conference ID: 964 542 722#

The virtual sessions will be held via Microsoft TEAMs and can be accessed by mobile device or computer to watch, or you can call in from a telephone. Attendees will have the opportunity for public comment, share input, and weigh in on key questions to help shape the requirements and regulations governing the air quality permitting of stationary sources in Washoe County. Comments may be submitted during the listening session, in writing, or by email. For more information visit our website by scanning the QR Code below.

“We want to hear from residents directly and get feedback on how we can better serve those in the environmental and business communities,” said Francisco Vega, Division Director for AQMD. “Given the recent air quality issues due to nearby wildfires, we all know how important air quality can be for everyone in the community. These listening sessions are a great way for permitted business owners to give us feedback and for the general community to learn more about what we do.”

The Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) implements clean air solutions that protect the quality of life for the citizens of Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through community partnerships along with programs and services such as air monitoring, permitting and compliance, planning, and public education. The AQMD is delegated authority to implement the Clean Air Act (CAA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As part of the delegation, the AQMD must have regulations in place that demonstrate how the division plans on maintaining the health based National Ambient Air Quality Standards

Visit OurCleanAir.com for additional information on the Air Quality Management Division.

The Washoe County Health District is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making Washoe County District Board of Health. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.