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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Air Quality Advisory Remains in Effect for the Nez Perce Reservation

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

 

Description of Air Quality Event:

Wildfire smoke from the Johnson Bar Fire continues to impact communities on the Nez Perce Reservation.  The Air Quality Advisory issued on Monday remains in effect.  Wildfire smoke may continue to move in and out of the area. Some areas may be more impacted than others, so please take appropriate precautions.

Affected Areas:      

All areas on the Nez Perce Reservation.

AQI Category:

Air quality is currently in the “Moderate” range for most parts of the Reservation but may trend toward the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” category as the day progresses.  See health-related information below. 

Restrictions:           

No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved. This action does not apply to camping and

recreational fires or fires set for cultural or traditional purposes (FARR General Rule for Open Burning, Section 49.131).

Next Update:          

These restrictions are in effect through 10:00am Thursday, September 18th, 2014. Conditions will be reassessed at that time.

 

AIR QUALITY INDEX FOR PARTICLE POLLUTION

http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqibasics.aqi

Air Quality Category

Health Advisory

Good

None.

Moderate

Sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

Unhealthy for
Sensitive Groups

Sensitive people should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

Unhealthy

Sensitive people should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

Very
Unhealthy

Sensitive people should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

Hazardous

Everyone should avoid any exertion. Sensitive people should remain indoors.

 

Sensitive groups include infants, children, pregnant women, elders, people who have high exposure (those who work, exercise, or spend extensive time outdoors), and those with existing health conditions or chronic diseases like asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, or diabetes.

 

Nez Perce Tribe ERWM Air Quality Program

208-843-9381 | 1-800-720-4089

airquality@nezperce.org | www.nezperce.org

 

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