The Air Quality Advisory Committee (AQAC) consolidates the former MassDEP State Implementation Plan (SIP) Steering Committee and Air Permitting Forum.
AQAC provides input to the agency on a variety of clean air regulations, policies, and programs under both Massachusetts statutes and the federal Clean Air Act. Participants advise MassDEP on the development of SIPs for meeting National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and regional haze requirements.
Stakeholders include representatives of municipalities, regional planning organizations, environmental advocacy groups, businesses, consulting firms, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Meetings are scheduled on an “as needed” basis.
Agenda & Meeting Materials
The next meeting of the Air Quality Advisory Committee (AQAC) will be held:
Date & Time TBD
The inaugural AQAC meeting took place on July 27, 2022.
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*Please Note: Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, these meetings continue to be held via webinar only. Thank you for your cooperation and support as the Commonwealth works to address this public health issue. Learn more.
Related archives of past SIP Steering Committee and Air Permitting Forum meeting summaries and materials are available via the links below.