Businesses, organizations and local governments are encouraged to approve the Upstate Air Quality Pledge of Support to illustrate your commitment to supporting this important regional issue.
Upstate Air Quality Pledge of Support
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as required by the Clean Air Act, will soon "review and, if necessary, revise air quality standards every five years to ensure that they protect public health with an adequate margin of safety." Accordingly, it is expected that EPA would propose actions and finalize any National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) revisions within the next few years.
Here in Upstate South Carolina, we recognize that improving air quality and maintaining clean air that is in attainment of the NAAQS established by EPA is critical to both the physical health of Upstate residents and the economic vitality of the region. Therefore, we join other city and county governments, businesses, institutions, and organizations from across the Upstate region to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Upstate Air Quality Action Plan and Clean Air Upstate initiative.
We are committed to supporting outreach and education efforts as well as identifying the specific actions that our organization can implement as part of collaborative efforts to ensure that the Upstate maintains a level of air quality that allows our region to reach its full potential as a great place to live, learn, do business, and raise a family.
Local Government/Business/Institution: _________________________________________
Authorized Signature: ______________________________________
Primary Contact Person: ____________________________________
E-Mail Address: ________________________________
Phone Number: _______________________
(As part of the pledge, we will identify from the Upstate strategies/actions list those actions that our local government/business/organization can work on moving forward. We commit to having a member of our staff work with the Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee and DHEC to ensure that our efforts are captured as part of the Clean Air Upstate report to EPA's Ozone Advance Program)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency May 5, 2012, News Release. Retrieved from http://www.greenvillecounty.org/air_quality/pdf/press_releasemay2012.pdf
Businesses/Organizations/Local Governments Who Have Approved the Pledge of Support
GE Gas Turbines (Greenville)
Genoble Engineering, Inc.
Greenville Rehab and Fitness
Montgomery & Riddle Eye Care
Piedmont Natural Gas
United Tire Care
Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Ports Authority
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(as of April 30, 2013)