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December 01, 2014

On November 26, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposal to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone.

December 05, 2013

Fine particle levels return to "good" on the Air Quality Health Index. The air quality advisory and open burning ban are no longer in effect. Open burning is permissible with a valid permit.

December 03, 2013

Linn County Public Health is observing elevated ambient levels of fine particulate matter above the daily air quality health standard of 35 micrograms per cubic meter. Open burning is prohibited until the Air Quality Index is below 100.

August 14, 2013

Mt. Vernon Community School District adopts an idle free campus policy. Check out the news story on Encourage your school district to take steps to reduce vehicle idling.

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