Newsroom: Press Release Archive: May 2011

May 31, 2011
Navajo County City of Holbrook Joins ADEQ’s Small Communities Environmental Compliance Assistance Program
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that the City of Holbrook in Navajo County is the most recent municipality to participate in ADEQ's statewide program to help communities comply with state and federal environmental regulations.
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May 25, 2011
ADEQ Issues an Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Thursday, May 26
Ozone concentrations in the Valley reached their highest levels of the season on Tuesday and elevated levels are expected to remain because of a continued warming trend under cloudless skies. On Thursday, air quality forecasters expect several Valley areas to possibly exceed the federal health standard for ozone.
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May 23, 2011
ADEQ Announces $200,000 Grant to Retrofit 90 Yuma County School Buses to Reduce Harmful Diesel Emissions
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today a major initiative to improve air quality in Yuma County with a $200,000 grant to install retrofit devices on 90 school buses to reduce harmful diesel emissions in the region.
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May 19, 2011
White Mountains City of Show Low Joins ADEQ's Small Communities Environmental Compliance Assistance Program
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that the City of Show Low in Navajo County is the most recent municipality to participate in ADEQ's statewide program to help communities comply with state and federal environmental regulations.
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May 16, 2011
ADEQ Announces Northern Regional Office in Flagstaff to Close May 31; Community Liaison to Remain in City
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that the agency's Northern Regional Office (NRO) in Flagstaff will be closed officially on May 31 because of continuing budget shortfalls and the need to streamline ADEQ operations in the northern part of the state.
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May 4, 2011
ADEQ Issues General Smoke Advisory for Santa Cruz, Cochise, Pima Counties because of Wildfire Smoke
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing a general smoke advisory for Santa Cruz, Cochise and Pima counties because of northward smoke movement from a Mexican wildfire about 10 miles southeast of Nogales, Sonora.
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May 4, 2011
ADEQ Issues an Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Thursday, May 5
Warm temperatures and light winds forecast for Thursday are expected to create a significant increase in ground level ozone. Air quality forecasters say concentrations of the pollutant may approach the health standard in some areas of the Valley on Wednesday. On Thursday, they expect several areas to possibly exceed the federal health standard.
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