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Additional Resources in North Carolina


Department of Health and Human Services: The Climate-Ready NC program is part of a national public health effort to anticipate and prepare for human health effects related to global and local climate change.

Buncombe County North Carolina: The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency operates 4 monitors in Buncombe County. There is one ozone monitor and three PM2.5 monitors that are operated in accordance with EPA requirements.

North Carolina Division of Air Quality: The DAQ is responsible for protecting and improving outdoor air quality in North Carolina. To carry out this mission, the DAQ has programs for monitoring air quality, permitting and inspecting air emissions sources, and educating and informing the public about air quality issues.

Mecklenburg County, NC Air Quality: Mecklenburg County Air Quality is a “certified local air pollution program” acting as the State throughout Mecklenburg County, including incorporated areas. Their mission is to lead and assist Mecklenburg County towards meeting and maintaining compliance with the health based National Ambient Air Quality Standards.    

Triangle Air Awareness: TAA is based in Raleigh and operated from both the Research Triangle Regional Partnership and the NC Division of Air Quality (DAQ) offices. It is part of DAQ’s state-wide Air Awareness Program and covers the 13-county Research Triangle Region. The 13 counties of this region are: Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, and Warren.