On May 9, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on its draft fiscal year 2014 national program manager guidance. The comments said state authorities are against the EPA requiring matching funds to monitor fine particulate matter. The National Association of Clean Air Agencies cited tough economic conditions as to why state and local governments cannot match funds; it urged that monitoring be financially supported at the federal level because it is a national effort. The agency proposed in the FY14 budget to change fine particulate monitoring programs from being fully funded by the government to having the government provide 60 percent of the funds and states provide 40 percent.