EPA Issues Draft National Program Guidance for FY 2020-2021 and Seeks Comment

April 1, 2019 – EPA has issued draft FY 2020-2021 National Program Guidance documents for comment. These include guidance documents for the Office of Air and Radiation and the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, along with drafts for the other media programs. The documents describe the key activities expected for EPA, states, local agencies and tribes, aligning with the agency’s strategic plan and the Administration’s budget request. The guidance will be the basis for negotiations between EPA and state and local agencies and the development of workplans.  Input from NACAA members is sought.  The comment deadline is May 3, 2019. If you have comments you would like to suggest for inclusion in a NACAA comment letter, please provide them to Mary Douglas at mdouglas@4cleanair.org by April 12, 2019. If NACAA submits comments, the planned schedule is as follows: April 12, 2019 – Initial member input is due; April 18, 2019 – Draft NACAA comments will be distributed for membership review; May 1, 2019 – Members’ comments on the NACAA draft are due; and May 2, 2019 – NACAA comments submitted.