WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources a grant of $300,000 to assist in improving statewide air quality:

“Nevada’s air quality is constantly at risk, especially now as our region experiences wildfires and other harmful events that threaten to pollute our air,” said Senator Rosen. “This grant funding will help support Nevada's efforts to ensure a clean and healthy environment for all. I am committed to protecting the health of Nevadans, and that means fighting to ensure that the air we breathe is free from pollution.”

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this EPA Performance Partnership grant is to provide funding to support statewide air quality and hazardous waste compliance and management activities. That includes strategic planning and evaluation, compliance assistance, developing state implementation plans, monitoring air emissions, rulemaking, operating permits, compliance with hazardous waste management regulations at hazardous waste generators and facilities, issuing permits, managing cleanup of contaminated sites, developing projects to reduce waste and increase recycling, and authorizing State legislation for hazardous waste management.

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