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Rhode Island Air Quality Initiative

Rhode Island Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding through an Air Quality-Ozone Initiative. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that Rhode Island is an Air Quality Non-Attainment for Ozone. This initiative will provide funding for conservation practices that have an impact on reducing ozone that is created as a result of agricultural activities. The Resource Concern covered under this State Initiative is Air Quality Excessive Ozone. The following practices will be eligible under this initiative:

  • Composting Facility (317)
  •  Nutrient Management (590)
  •  Pest Management (595)
  •  Pumping Plant (533)
  •  Waste Facility Cover (367)
  •  Waste Storage Facility (313)
  •  Waste Utilization (633)

Applications for this initiative will be accepted throughout FY 2012. There will be two ranking deadlines for the initiative:

  • March 30, 2012
  • June 1, 2012

FY 2012 Rhode Island Air Quality Initiative-Excessive Ozone Ranking