The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $470,000 to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The funds will be used by NMED to administer the State’s Air Pollution and Abatement program which aims to prevent, reduce, and eliminate air pollution. The funds will also administer the State’s air permitting, air planning, environmental compliance programs and ambient monitoring activities.
Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm
More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6
EPA audio file is available at: http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/sep2010.html