To address local Air Program priorities in the state of Florida
Key Topics of Emphasis or Discussion:
We met in April in Tampa and in October in Chattanooga at the EPA grants meeting. On both occasions we met with the DEP’s Air Director and discussed the State Title V contracts and the Specific Operating Agreements (SOA). The contracts have since been signed with several programs getting a two contract for the first time. The current SOAs have been extended while the details are worked out on a new model agreement. The new SOA will put a greater emphasis on ambient air monitoring. We also discussed encouraging Pinellas and Jacksonville to officially rejoin FLERA. Both have strong programs and are a big part of what we do.
Goals and Objectives (short or long term)
- Complete the model SOA with the State of Fl for Air and get them executed.
- Fund capital purchases to maintain the aging ambient monitoring networks.
- Ensure adequate training is available for staff as we are experiencing some turnover of tenured employees.
- Work with State of Florida DEP on standardizing SOPs (i.e. air monitoring, air general permit compliance enforcement.
Committee Member Contact information:
|H. Patrick Wongemail@example.com|