The goals of the Rapid City Area Air Quality Board are to maintain compliance status with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards, and to prevent adverse health and environmental effects that result from fugitive dust emissions and smoke from wood burning and open burning. These goals are achieved and maintained through the development and implementation of programs of education, air pollution prevention, abatement and control.
NUMBER OF MEMBERS
With the exception of the Representative of Industry, members must not be directly or indirectly regulated by the Air Quality Ordinances. The Member at Large is appointed by the Pennington County Commissioners.
RESIDENCY/REGISTERED VOTER REQUIREMENT
Members must reside within the Air Quality Zone.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The Board strives to achieve compliance to protect the health and welfare of all the people who inhabit the county and city; to limit environmental damage to plant and animal life; to promote commercial and industrial development while limiting environmental degradation; and to educate the residents of the county and the city of air quality issues. The city and county ordinances regulate the area within the air quality zone.
Meetings are held the second Monday of each quarter at 12:00 p.m. in the First Floor Community Room of the City/School Administration Center.
Jim Anderson - Term Expires - August 2020
Bill Waugh - Term Expires - August 2020 *
Michael Magda - Term Expires - August 2021
Kyle Hibbs - Term Expires - August 2022
Clinton Beck - Term Expires - August 2022
Garth Wadsworth - Term Expires - August 2022
* Indicates second term
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Air Quality Page
Michelle Tech, Air Quality Specialist
City Hall, 2nd Floor 300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701