About the Air Pollution Control District

The Air Pollution Control District (APCD) implements federal, state, and local air pollution laws and regulations in Louisville, like the federal Clean Air Act and the local Strategic Toxic Air Reduction (STAR) program, one of the nations most stringent programs to reduce emissions of toxic air pollution.

APCD's services include monitoring the ambient air through its air monitoring network, providing live air quality conditions and forecasts, investigating and addressing community reports of air quality issues, issuing and enforcing permits that implement air pollution laws for sources of air pollution, and implementing a variety of programs that encourage local air quality improvements.

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2023 Annual Report

APCD’s Mission Statement: The Air Pollution Control District protects air quality in Louisville Metro to ensure healthy air for breathing, economic security, and prosperity for all Louisvillians. 

APCD’s Equity Statement: The APCD will ensure the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of APCD regulations, programs, and policies. Fair treatment means no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative air quality consequences resulting from industrial, governmental, and commercial operations or policies.
 

 

APCD Sections
 

Air Monitoring

The Air Monitoring section is responsible for monitoring Louisville's air to make sure it is meeting national air quality standards and is safe and healthy for all citizens.

Permitting

The Permitting section issues permits for construction and operation of industrial and commercial facilities to ensure adherence to federal, state, and local air pollution laws.

Compliance

The Compliance section enforces the regulations and requirements that maintain air quality standards in Louisville, and investigates air-pollution reports filed by citizens. 

Administration

APCD Administration ensures effective and efficient management of all aspects of the agency to help achieve its mission. 

Program Planning

The Program Planning section collaborates with partners to develop community-wide policies and strategies for achieving cleaner air in Louisville Metro.

Air Pollution Control Board 

The APCD is governed by the Air Pollution Control Board, which is comprised of seven private citizens appointed by the mayor and approved by Metro Council.

 

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