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This analysis and proposal details Indiana’s determination of the continuous data which are acceptable for use in NAAQS calculations or should be excluded. The public has the opportunity to submit comments through the close-of-business on Monday, September 30, 2013.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has released The States’ View of the Air (2013) report. This report highlights the air quality in counties and cities in the United States. Like a report card, IDEM has graded areas on the state of their air quality under the federal standards for ozone and fine particles.
The Indiana Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan details the current air quality monitoring network and proposed changes planned for 2014. The public has the opportunity to submit comments through the close-of-business on Friday, June 14, 2013.
IDEM wants to help the public stay informed about air pollution regulations, where air pollution comes from, how air pollution is controlled, and how Indiana’s air quality compares with national standards. Recent reports describing Indiana air quality as some of the worst in the nation are untrue. Air Quality 101, a bi-weekly bulletin from IDEM Assistant Commissioner Keith Baugues, provides accurate information about air pollution in Indiana.
Our mission as the Emergency Response Section is to protect public health and to mitigate harm during spill events and environmental emergencies. We plan, train, and respond with local, state, and federal agencies to achieve the best results possible.