Borough announces which air quality programs will continue, discontinue

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks North Star Borough announced in a press release which services the borough's air quality program will continue and which they will discontinue.

They will carry on the wood stove change out program, forecasting and posting the Air Quality Index, and education and outreach efforts. The Neighborhood Monitoring program will also continue, which includes special purpose monitors placed primarily at elementary schools within the non-attainment area.

Programs that will be discontinued are complaints and compliance, including the curtailment program. Any complaints or documents regarding the curtailment program must be filed with the Alaska Division of Environmental Conservation. The Sniffer vehicle program, as well as the issuing of air quality alerts will be discontinued. Five employees associated with these programs were issued layoff notices.