Air Pollution Control Board

The Air Pollution Control Board is the regulatory authority for air pollution control in Louisville Metro/Jefferson County. Board members are private citizens. The members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Metro Council. The Board adopts regulations, orders, and resolutions as needed to control air pollution.

The regular meeting of the Board is the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.  The Board invites the public to attend. The Board normally meets at 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Louisville, Ky., 40203, but may meet elsewhere in the community. Please refer to the Board agenda for that month’s meeting location.

The Board holds public hearings regarding proposed regulatory amendments, Board orders, and other air pollution issue. Public hearings are generally held prior to the regular monthly Board meeting.

For more information about Board activities, please e-mail the Secretary-Treasurer or call (502) 574-6000. You can also use our on-line mailing list request form to receive information about Board meetings, public hearings and more via email.

Board Members Initially Appointed Appointment Expires1
Dr. Robert Powell (chair) 7/13/2006 6/30/2018
Dr. Geoffrey Cobourn 3/9/2017 8/31/2018
Ms. Abbie Gilbert 4/27/2017 6/30/2020
Mr. Carl Hilton2 7/30/2015 12/31/2017
Mr. William Jacob2 7/10/2008 6/30/2017
Mr. Ronald Thomas 7/13/2006 6/30/2018
Mr. Steve Thomas 11/23/2009 8/31/2018

1Board members are appointed for a term of three years and then continue to serve until reappointed or a successor is appointed. A Board member may be reappointed to another 3-year term. An appointment to a vacancy shall be for the remainder of the original term.

2Section 128(a)(2) of the Clean Air Act requires the disclosure of a Board member who derives a significant portion of his/her income from an entity subject to APCD permits or enforcement orders.

To contact a Board member, please send e-mail the Secretary-Treasurer or mail to:

Air Pollution Control Board
Attn: Secretary-Treasurer
701 W. Ormsby Ave., Ste. 303
Louisville, KY 40203

Committees

The Policy and Strategy Committees are standing committees of the board and meet on an as-needed basis.

Policy Committee

Responsibilities of the Policy Committee include:

  1. Review the following parts of the regulations:
  2. Review related Kentucky State Implementation Plan issues.
  3. Such other duties as directed by the Board Chair.

Members include*:

  • Mr. Ronald Thomas (chair)
  • Mr. Steve Thomas
  • Mr. William Jacob

Strategy Committee

Responsibilities of the Strategy Committee include:

  1. Review the following regulations:
  2. Review related Kentucky State Implementation Plan issues.
  3. Such other duties as directed by the Board Chair.

Members include*:

  • Mr. Carl Hilton (chair)
  • Dr. Geoffrey Cobourn
  • Ms. Abbie Gilbert

*Unless listed as a regular member of a committee, the Board Chair is an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee when appointed. As an ex-officio member, the Board Chair has the same rights as the other committee members, but is not obligated to attend meetings of a committee and is not counted in determining if a quorum is present.