NACAA Submits Written Testimony to Senate on FY 2020 Appropriations

May 6, 2019 – NACAA submitted written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee 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 (i.e., $158 million above the Administration’s FY 2020 request); 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. NACAA submitted similar testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on March 14, 2019.