NNPH – Air Quality Management Division Seeks Public Comment on PM10 Maintenance Plan

Apr 5, 2024

April 5, 2024. Reno/Sparks, Nev. – Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) – Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) is requesting public comment on its Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan for the Truckee Meadows 24-Hour PM10 Maintenance Area.

Read the plan here. Residents can fill out the public comment form here.

In 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated the southern portion of Washoe County, known as the Truckee Meadows Hydrographic Area 87 (HA 87), as Serious Nonattainment, meaning the pollution was above National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for PM10 (particulates) Approximately two-thirds of the population of Washoe County live in this area.

EPA later redesignated the area as “Attainment” for PM10 and approved AQMD’s First PM10 10-year Maintenance Plan. Now, AQMD has prepared the Second 10-Year PM10 Maintenance Plan eight years after the First PM10 10-Year Maintenance Plan was approved. For more information on the NAAQS designation process, go to the EPA’s website.

AQMD is accepting public comments for the Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan through 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2024. A physical copy is available upon request. Comments can be submitted via e-mail to HealthAirQuality-Planning@nnph.org, dropped off or mailed to AQMD’s drop box located in the hallway of Building B at 1001 E. 9th St, Suite B171, Reno, NV 89512. All correspondence must include first and last name, mailing address, and other contact information.

A public hearing will be held on May 23, 2024, at 1 p.m., during the District Board of Health meeting for adoption. This hearing will include a presentation on the Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan. Written or oral public comments may be submitted at the meeting. If adopted, the Second 10-Year PM10 Maintenance Plan will be forwarded to the State of Nevada and EPA as a revision to the PM10 State Implementation Plan.

For more information regarding the NNPH’s air quality efforts, visit the Air Quality Management Division’s website at OurCleanAir.com.


Please note the Washoe County Health District changed its name to Northern Nevada Public Health on Aug. 31, 2023. More information is here. Materials developed prior to that date may contain Washoe County Health District branding, logos and references.

Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) 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 District Board of Health. NNPH 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.