NESCAUM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of state air quality agencies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The directors of these agencies serve as NESCAUM’s board of directors. NESCAUM’s purpose is to provide scientific, technical, analytical, and policy support to the air quality and climate programs of the northeast states. NESCAUM helps its members develop effective strategies to attain and maintain national ambient air quality standards, mitigate the impact of climate change and pursue emerging issues. NESCAUM staff coordinate and facilitate the activities of a number of committees and workgroups composed of staff from the member agencies who meet regularly to discuss topics such as air toxics and public health, permit modeling, mobile sources, monitoring, attainment planning and enforcement and compliance. The organization also coordinates professional training for staff from its member agencies.