NNPH Air Quality to present Business Impact Statement for Air Quality Regulation Revisions

Sep 14, 2023

Sept. 14, 2023. Reno/Sparks, Nev. – The Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) – Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) is providing notice for the presentation of the Business Impact Statement for the revisions to the District Board of Health regulations governing air quality management Chapter 020 – General Provisions later this month.

An impact statement is required for any revision to existing regulations per Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 237. The Business Impact Statement follows the requirements outlined by the District Board of Health (DBOH) and NRS 237.090.

The Chapter 020 revisions were initiated in response to a requirement placed on AQMD by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP). Washoe County’s portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP) does not satisfy the requirements of Section 127 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) which states that, “Each State plan shall contain measures which will be effective to notify the public during any calendar on a regular basis of instances or areas in which any national primary ambient air quality standard is exceeded or was exceeded during any portion of the preceding calendar year…” The AQMD had not previously included public notification for exceedance(s) of Annual Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

The revisions address this deficiency along with updating the rule formatting, clarifying portions of the existing rule, and modifying the rule to include “new” sections from other sections of existing AQMD regulations.

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The presentation to DBOH is set for Sept. 28, 2023, at 1 p.m. All materials for the Business Impact Statement submittal to the DBOH can be found online prior to the meeting by following the link here.

For more information regarding the Northern Nevada Public Health’s Air Quality Efforts, visit the AQMD’s website at OurCleanAir.com.

Note: On Aug. 31, 2023, the Washoe County Health District changed its name to Northern Nevada Public Health. Read more.

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.