The Johnson County Commissioners, at their meeting Tuesday, approved a Resolution authorizing the Commission Chair to sign the application for CMAQ, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, funds for this year.
County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer made the request for approval of the application.
Pehringer said the application requested $632,200 in funds, but after negotiations later this spring, he was expecting to receive anywhere from $300,000 to $350,000 for dust abatement in the county for this year.
The application deadline is March 16 and the CMAQ Advisory Committee Meeting is tentaively scheduled for the first week in April, and their recommendations will be made to the Wyoming Transportation Commission for consideration at their April Meeting.
According to WYDOT's website, CMAQ is a federal-aid program of the Federal Highway Administration, designed to fund transportation projects and programs that contribute to the attainment or maintenance of national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide and particulate matter.