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Air Quality Information: Need Remains for Plan to Modernize Air Monitoring, Statement of J. Alfredo Gómez, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Testimony Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Highlights: "Information from the national ambient air quality monitoring system shows that the United States has made progress in reducing air pollution. It also shows that risks to public health and the environment continue in certain locations. EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] and state and local agencies cooperatively manage the system. [...] This testimony discusses (1) needs for additional air quality information and (2) challenges in meeting those needs. [...] In its November 2020 report, GAO [Government Accountability Office] made two recommendations, including that EPA develop an air quality monitoring modernization plan that aligns with leading practices for strategic planning and risk management. EPA generally agreed with the recommendations. EPA has begun working with state, tribal, and local air agencies to implement them."

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GAO-22-106136
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2022-07-13
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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