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  • We need your help.

  • On January 10, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided notice of a draft proposal to partially disapprove of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s (ADEC) Statewide Implementation Plan (SIP) to reduce particulate matter pollution (PM2.5) in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

  • Hear what our business leaders had to say.

  • We want clean air but not at any cost. Fairbanks residents cannot afford expensive new pollution control measures put forward by the EPA that will provide limited benefits.

    Use the resources found on this page to make our voice heard by the EPA:

    1. Submitting comments to the EPA by March 22nd

    2. Testifying at the public hearing, happening on March 7th from 2 - 8 PM at the UAF Wood Center (1731 S Chandalar Drive).

    A 3-minute time limit may be placed on all oral testimony. EPA may ask clarifying questions during oral testimony but will not respond to comments at that time.
    Written comments may also be submitted at the public hearing. Written statements and supporting information submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same weight as any oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing.


  • Glossary

  • PM2.5 - Particulate Matter, fine inhalable particles, with diameters that are generally 2.5 micrometers and smaller

    ULSD - Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel

    Nonattainment Area - Any area that does not meet (or that contributes to ambient air quality in a nearby area that does not meet) the national primary or secondary ambient air quality standard for a NAAQS.

    Serious SIP - On May 10, 2017, EPA reclassified the Fairbanks nonattainment area from Moderate to Serious, requiring the state to submit a Serious State Implementation Plan (SIP), a collection of regulations and documents used by a state, territory, or local air district to implement, maintain, and enforce the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, or NAAQS, and to fulfill other requirements of the Clean Air Act.

    EPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency

    ADEC - Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation