The APCD enforces the Clean Air Act and other laws and regulations that make the air clean and safe in Louisville/Jefferson County. We also work with the community to develop policies and programs that lead to a healthier and more sustainable city.
Clearing The Air Workshop Series – The APCD is hosting a series of free workshops to give the public an inside look at everything from the science of air pollution to the laws and regulations that protect our health from harmful air. Click here for details.
The STAR Program – The APCD enforces the Strategic Toxic Air Reduction Program (STAR) to reduce harmful toxic air emissions from local industry. Since STAR was enacted in 2005, toxic air emissions have dropped almost 70 percent in Louisville. Click here to find out more about this stringent, locally-driven regulatory program.
Drive Clean Louisville – Drive Clean Louisville is a cross-functional team planning for and exploring opportunities related to electric vehicles and clean fuel transportation for our government and community. Click here to learn more.
EPA Air Toxics Monitoring Project (RARE) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is testing new air toxics monitoring technology in Louisville's Rubbertown area. The project is funded via the EPA's Regional Applied Research Effort (RARE) and the APCD is assisting in the siting and operation of the monitors. Click here for more details.
ASRC request for STAR permit modification – The APCD has modified a Strategic Toxic Air Reduction Program (STAR) environmental acceptability goal for the American Synthetic Rubber Company, but has denied another modification request. Click here see the Notice of Final Determination and other documents related to the modification request.
About Air Pollution – Learn about air pollutants, their sources, strategies to reduce them and how you can help improve Louisville’s air quality.
Air Quality Monitoring – Learn how the APCD monitors the local air and more about the pollutants we monitor.
Report a bad smell - Sometimes, a city can be a smelly place. Odors are part of life in a busy metropolitan area. But when a foul smell makes life unbearable, there is a place you can turn for help.
Permit Application Forms – Find and download the permit application form(s) you need for your business.
Permits & Compliance – Learn about permits and permit compliance, enforcement, emission inventory, open burning permits, asbestos permits, and gasoline systems permits.
Open Burning – Outdoor fires are generally prohibited in Louisville/Jefferson County. But certain fires are allowed with a permit.
Emissions Inventory Forms – Title V and select sources must submit emissions inventory reports annually by April 15. Other sources shall report upon request.
Proposed Actions – Review proposed amendments to regulations, agreed Board orders, and permits for large facilities.