News from the Southeast
WELCOME TO NEW METRO 4 LOCAL AGENCY DIRECTOR!!!
New Buncombe County NC Director Appointed. March 9, 2019. Congratulations to Ashley Featherstone who was appointed on March 9 as Director of Air Quality for the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency that serves Buncombe County, NC. Please see this link for more information.
VISTAS Regional Haze Technical Work Continues.
June 25, 2020. New air quality modeling work has begun to address an emissions input glitch from updated 2028 emission projections that were completed in the Spring of 2020. Initial modeling with updated 2028 emissions was completed in May 2020 but must be redone to recapture some emissions that were dropped in that modeling exercise. The estimated completion date for the new air quality modeling is around the end of July 2020. This complication is not expected to compromise states' ability to file regional haze SIPs by the July 31, 2021 deadline..