For more than 60 years, the Air Pollution Control District has worked to make the air clean and safe for the people of Louisville/Jefferson County.

ASRC request for STAR permit modification – American Synthetic Rubber Co. has requested a modification to some environmental acceptability goals under the Strategic Toxic Air Reduction (STAR) program. (See APCD Director Keith Talley Sr. discuss this issue with Metro Council here and here.) To review documents related to ASRC's first Request for Modification, click here.

About Air Pollution – Learn about air pollutants, their sources, strategies to reduce them and how you can help improve Louisville’s air quality.

Check the Air Quality – See the current local air quality and view air pollution maps. Click HERE to get Air Quality Alerts via email or text message.

Air 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.

Regulations & Laws – Find APCD regulations, regulation changes by year, repealed regulations, the STAR Program, and links to other regulations and laws that apply in Louisville.

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 FEDOOP sources must submit emissions inventory reports annually by April 15. Other sources shall report upon request.      

Air Pollution Control Board – Learn about Board meetings and public hearings, agreed Board orders, and current Board members.  

Proposed Actions – Review proposed amendments to regulations, agreed Board orders, and permits for large facilities.

Environmental Outreach – The APCD has various programs and outreach efforts including KAIRELawn Care for Cleaner AirIdle Free Louisville, seminars, stakeholder processes and more. 

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