Air Pollution Permitting in Louisville

Any piece of equipment or project in Louisville that emits or controls air pollutants requires a permit prior to installation and operation unless it is specifically exempted from the APCD’s permit requirements.

A permit is a written authorization to build, install, modify, replace, remove, operate, or handle equipment or material that emits or controls the emission of air pollutants. Companies must apply for and receive a permit before even purchasing new equipment to know permit conditions and other requirements before construction, installation, and operation begin. Permits issued by the APCD set guidelines to ensure Louisville/Jefferson County makes steady progress toward meeting and maintaining federal and local air quality standards and provides a healthy environment for all citizens.  Learn more about how APCD permits are issued in our Guide to the Permitting Process.

The APCD also issues specific permits for gasoline dispensing facilities, certain open burning activities, and the demolition or renovation of structures with materials containing asbestos.


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