"Officials From 17 States Launch Splinter Group of Regulatory Agencies"

"Representatives from 17 states today joined an alternative association for local and state air pollution control agencies."

"The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, or AAPCA, plans to be fully operational by April, its interim director, Karen Riggs, told reporters on a conference call.

Riggs, of Battelle, a nonprofit charitable trust that will provide the group with technical assistance, emphasized that the goal of AAPCA is to provide a technical forum and "promote efficient and effective programs to implement the Clean Air Act."

Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally laid the groundwork for the organization last year, largely out of frustration with the 30-year-old National Association of Clean Air Agencies, or NACAA."

Jeremy P. Jacobs reports for Greenwire January 23, 2013.

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Source: Greenwire, 01/24/2013