State Commission Looks to Amend Air Quality Rules

7 years 8 months 1 week ago Thursday, March 31 2011 Mar 31, 2011 Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:34:00 PM CDT March 31, 2011 in News
By: Jing Liu

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Air Conservation Commission met in Jefferson City Thursday to hear from the public regarding ten amendments to federal and state clean air rules. The amendments deal mostly with control of emissions from industry, and representatives from those industries gave presentations on the impact of current regulation on their business.

Air Pollution Control Program Director Kyra Moove said Thursday's meeting was important. "The ultimate goal is to provide good air quality for all Missouri and United States citizens. So the federal regulations and rules we hear today is to improve the air quality and protect human health and environment. We are also maintaining industry and economy of the state."

The commission did not take any action on the amendments Thursday. It will continue to accept written or e-mail comments on the amendments until next week.

The Missouri Air Conservation Commission was created by the Missouri General Assembly in 1965. It has seven memebers appointed by the governor. The commission's primary duty is to carrry out the Missouri Air Conservation Law.

You can find the complete meeting agenda and more information on dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/macc.htm.

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