The Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) is responsible for enforcing federal, state and local outdoor air quality standards and regulations in Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties of southwest Washington state. Our mission is to preserve and enhance air quality in southwest Washington.
Grant Funding for Wood Stove Replacement/Removal
Monday, February 01, 2016 - The Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) is happy to announce that we are, once again, offering grant funding to property owners within the Vancouver Urban Growth Area who wish to replace old freestanding wood stoves and wood-burning fireplace inserts which are no longer approved for new installations by the Washington Department of Ecology. Those who are eligible for the program can receive up to $4,000, in the form of an Instant Credit voucher, to aid in the replacement of their non-approved heating device.
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The 6 Common Air Pollutants
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - The Clean Air Act requires EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for six common air pollutants. These commonly found air pollutants (also known as "criteria pollutants") are found all over the United States. They are particle pollution (often referred to as particulate matter), ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and lead. These pollutants can harm your health and the environment, and cause property damage.
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