NRCS State Technical Committee fy13 Nitrogen/Ammonia Air quality Initiative _____________________________ October 23, 2012. Phyllis Woodford Environmental Agriculture Program Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. AQ Committee Update .
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Environmental Agriculture Program
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
May 16, 2012 – Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park Ag Subcommittee
May 22, 2012 – State/Federal Agency Technical Meeting
August 29, 2012 – RMNP Ag Subcommittee Meeting
September 24, 2012 – NRCS & Subcommittee Workgroup Mtg.
December 18, 2012 – Next RMNP Ag Subcommittee Meeting
Recommendation of the Air Quality Committee
Target the FY13 air quality initiative on nitrogen/ammonia reduction conservation practices in a nine county area directly east of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Develop A Targeted Conservation Effort
Prioritize a “Suite of Practices” that is measureable.
Demonstrate progress on agriculture’s contribution to nitrogen deposition reduction efforts in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Keep emission reduction actions on a voluntary path for agriculture.
Provide benefits to other Colorado AQ concerns, such as:
Nine counties recommended for the initiative…