Air Quality Action Partners Program
In an effort to reduce ambient air pollution in Louisville, the Air Pollution Control District has created a new program to encourage voluntary commitments to improving air quality, the Air Quality Action Partners (AQAPs) Program.
In 2021 APCD began the AQAPs program, creating a list of suggested actions and encouraging permitted facilities to make commitments for their operations to reduce emissions. These actions, which are entirely voluntary, will help the region avoid exceedances of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and improve Louisville’s air quality. To encourage our industry partners to go beyond their regulatory requirements, the District is recognizing companies that voluntarily commit to these strategies or others.
Air Quality Action Partners
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: This map shows the locations and levels of current Air Quality Action Partners (AQAPs). To see a legend click on the double arrows in the top left corner of the map. For more information on individual facilities click on the location and a pop-up will show the facility’s APCD ID, name, when they signed up for the program, number of commitments in each tier signed up for, AQAPs level, and precise coordinates. For more information on the Tiers & Levels in the Program see below, and the AQAPs Checklist.
Platinum Level Air Quality Action Partners
The highest level of recognition, Platinum Level AQAPs are those who have committed to a variety of actions in Stationary Source Equipment Operations & Emissions, Vehicle & Fleet Emissions, and Facility & Building-Related Emissions, leading to an overall resulting reduction in pollution of at least 5%.
2021 Platinum Level AQAPs
American Synthetic Rubber Company
Eckart America Corporation
LG&E Mill Creek Station
Gold Level Air Quality Action Partners
Gold Level AQAPs are those who have committed to a variety of actions in Stationary Source Equipment Operations & Emissions, Vehicle & Fleet Emissions, and Facility & Building-Related Emissions, and to submit a report by this time next year on the resulting reduction in pollution from these commitments.
2021 Gold Level AQAPs
Altuglas Division of Arkema, Inc.
Atkemix Ten, Inc.
Carbide Industries, LLC
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
Zeon Chemicals L.P.
Silver Level Air Quality Action Partners
Silver Level AQAPs are those who have committed to a variety of actions in Stationary Source Equipment Operations & Emissions, Vehicle & Fleet Emissions, and Facility & Building-Related Emissions.
2021 Silver Level AQAPs
Allnex USA, Inc.
Jefferson County Public Schools
LG&E Cane Run Station
Marathon Petroleum Company LLC
MPLX Terminals, LLC, Algonquin Terminal
MPLX Terminals, LLC, Kramers Terminal
Republic Conduit Manufacturing
Texas Gas Transmission, LLC
Valicor Environmental Services
Air Quality Action Partners
All AQAPs have committed to receive air quality alerts and distribute them to employees, and at least two voluntary commitments from within Stationary Source Equipment Operations & Emissions, Vehicle & Fleet Emissions, and Facility & Building-Related Emissions.
Dawn Food Products, Inc.
Hoffman Trailer Company, Inc.
Irving Materials Inc.
Reading Equipment & Distribution, LLC
As part of our ongoing work to engage our entire community around reducing the health impacts of air pollution, the District hosted the Multipollutant Stakeholder Group (MPSG) in 2019-2020 to gather recommendations from partners in industry and other community organizations. One of the highlighted recommendations from the Point Source Committee of the MPSG was that the District should “encourage action by Point Sources on Air Quality Alert Days,” when air pollution levels for ozone or fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) are forecasted to exceed national health-based standards, and that point sources should “have an Air Quality Alert Day Plan.”
- AQAPs Checklist
- Sign-up for Air Quality Alerts
- Idle Free Louisville
- Energy Star
- USGBC LEED
- Louisville Metro Energy Project Assessment District (EPAD) program
- U.S. EPA Safer Choice
- Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC)