To bring areas not attaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) into attainment and maintain good air quality throughout the District while providing quality information to ensure sound air quality regulatory decision-making.
The Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management Division is required by federal law and state statute to develop and maintain an air pollution control program. The program must reduce the air pollution in the District and maintain air quality by:
- Preparing necessary State Implementation Plans (SIPs);
- Preparing periodic Emission Inventories;
- Developing and adopting emission management rules to be included in the District Board of Health Regulations Governing Air Quality Management;
- Developing and implementing a smoke management program to address health and air quality impacts from prescribed burning;
- Reviewing the ambient air quality trends to determine NAAQS compliance;
- Reducing on-road mobile source emissions by promoting alternative fuel vehicles and other modes of transportation; and
- Researching air pollution contributors and solutions.