Air Pollution Control District
The Air Pollution Control District implements the Clean Air Act in Louisville, working in partnership with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
Responsibilities of the District include issuing and enforcing permits for sources of air pollution, monitoring the ambient air to ensure that it meets federal air quality standards, and investigating and addressing community reports of air quality issues.
Other Air Pollution Updates & Resources
- The Air Pollution Control District has released a new Excess Emission Report Dashboard. The dashboard contains the final follow-up reports submitted by facilities after a potential excess emissions event.
- If you're looking to make the switch to less-polluting lawn equipment, the APCD provides a few opportunities. The Lawn Care for Cleaner Air Program provides rebates on electric lawn equipment for Louisville residents and businesses, and even larger rebates when they turn in their old lawn care equipment. The Lawn Care for Cleaner Air Community Equipment Grant provides a package of electric lawn equipment to non-profit organizations in Louisville. The next round of applications for the grant are expected to open in the fall.
- The Air Pollution Control District has released an Odor Service Request Dashboard that visualizes past odor service requests performed by the APCD. The dashboard can be accessed directly at this link or on the APCD's Air Quality Data webpage. A video tutorial on using the dashboard has been made available here.
- Subscribing to the APCD's email or text contact list will help keep you informed of local air pollution news, including any upcoming meetings, hearings, or events, as well as public notices regarding proposed regulation changes, proposed permits, and proposed board actions. Other Air Pollution Control District News will be shared as it is relevant.