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Our goal is to ensure clean air, for both public health and the environment.
NJDEP manages air quality with ambient air monitoring, inventories of sources, emission reduction plans, rules, permits, air quality modeling and risk assessment, vehicle inspections and voluntary programs to modernize fleets and promote electric vehicles.

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In 2016 and 2017, two federal Partial Consent Decrees were approved among the United States, California, and Volkswagen Corporation. The purpose of the Decrees is to address emissions control, defeat device software that resulted in increased emissions of NOx over several years. NOx significantly contributes to the formation of ground level ozone which negatively impacts the respiratory system and cardiovascular health. New Jersey will receive funds to conduct projects that offset the excess NOx emissions.

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