Preserving our Western Visibility

Regional haze is air pollution that is transported long distances and reduces visibility in national parks and wilderness areas across the country.

The Regional Haze Rule calls for state and federal agencies to work together to improve visibility in national parks and wilderness areas across the nation.  

The purpose of the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) is to prepare the framework to support regional planning for the 15 western states, so that needed elements will be available for Regional Haze State Implementation Plan submissions in a timely fashion, to meet the July 2021 deadline for implementation plans to be submitted each of the 15 states and the City of Albuquerque within the WESTAR and WRAP region, for the second planning period of the federal Regional Haze Rule for visibility protection at 118 Class I areas.