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 provided comments on EPA’s proposed action Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Program Under the Clean Air Act; Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention. Read the comments in full. Read more on Louisville's Risk Management Program Overview, Local Implementation, and the US EPA Proposal.
- Non-profit organizations in Louisville can apply to receive a package of electric lawn equipment through the Lawn Care for Cleaner Air Community Equipment Grant Program. Applications will be accepted through the end of the year. Organizations can apply directly through this form. Learn more here.
- EPA has granted has granted a request by Chemours Company FC, LLC, for a six month extension to the compliance date for HFC-23 emission control requirements at Chemours Louisville Works under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020. The new deadline is April 1, 2023. The extension was granted to allow time to measure, validate, and optimize the effectiveness of the process change at the Chemours Louisville Works facility and with the understanding that Chemours had all necessary equipment onsite, operational, and effective by the original deadline date October 1, 2022.
EPA has announced a notice of proposed rulemaking Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Allowance Allocation Methodology for 2024 and Later Years. This proposed rule would not change the Chemours Company's requirement to reduce emissions of HFC-23, a potent climate pollutant, by 99.9% at its Louisville facility. Comments on this notice of proposed rulemaking must be received on or before December 19, 2022. Notice and Related Documents.”