Air Quality Management Plan
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is a leader in environmental stewardship that fosters policies to greatly improve environmental and public health. The DEC believes a multi-pollutant planning approach integrating air quality, climate, energy, and transportation goals is the future of air quality planning; and is developing a comprehensive air quality management plan (AQMP) with the intention of providing for a more efficient and pro-active pollution control process. The completed AQMP will be one of the first of its kind to combine air quality and energy goals into one plan that includes potential emission control strategies to most efficiently address the state's air quality goals as well as meet multiple federal and Clean Air Act requirements. Through extensive modeling and analysis of these emission control strategy options in the transportation, energy and residential/commercial/industrial sectors, the DEC will have, at its disposal, a suite of control measures for consideration from a cost, emissions and policy perspective to address DEC's environmental priorities and air quality challenges.
More about Air Quality Management Plan:
- Air Quality Management Plan - Final Draft June 2010 - addresses air quality concerns and goals. It also addresses other considerations such as environmental justice, landuse, transportation, energy and ecosystem health to the extent practicable.