NACAA Submits Written Testimony on FY 2020 Appropriations

March 14, 2019 – NACAA submitted written testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies regarding FY 2020 appropriations.  NACAA’s testimony requests that Congress 1) increase federal grants to state and local air pollution control agencies by $82 million above FY 2019 levels, for a total of $310 million; 2) provide flexibility to state and local air quality agencies to use any additional grants to address the highest priority programs in their areas; and 3) retain grants for monitoring fine particulate matter (PM2.5) under the authority of Section 103 of the Clean Air Act, rather than shifting it to Section 105.  Miles Keogh, NACAA’s Executive Director, provided similar testimony during the Subcommittee’s hearing on February 26, 2019.