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Department of Air Quality to be renamed to Department of Environment and Sustainability

On January 21, 2020 the Clark County Commission unanimously approved the Department of Air Quality (DAQ) to change its name to the Department of Environment and Sustainability. The department is made of three divisions: Air Quality, Sustainability, and the Desert Conservation Program.

In addition to monitoring air quality, the department also oversees a variety of other projects. For example, the Office of Sustainability directs Clark County's participation in the County Climate Coalition and the Climate Reality Project - both with the goal of engaging counties to uphold the Paris Agreement's carbon emissions reduction objectives. Additionally, the Desert Conservation Program directs the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, which oversees more than 600 conservation projects.

For questions relating to this name change or scope of responsibilities for the Dept. of Environment and Sustainability, please email Kevin MacDonald or call (702) 455-6131. For any other general questions or assistance, please contact Trinity Consultants at (916) 444-6666.