Air Quality Action Partners Program

In 2021 the APCD launched the Air Quality Action Partners (AQAPs) program to encourage local business to help improve air quality in Louisville and help avoid exceedances of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The AQAP program recognizes these partners that voluntarily go beyond what is required to help the air we all breathe.

In 2022 the program is expanding its call for participation beyond just APCD-permitted facilities to take sign-ups from any business or organization that would like to help Louisville’s air quality and be recognized as an Air Quality Action Partner. All businesses are encouraged to review and sign up through our online form below by April 30, 2022. 


Sign Up to be an Air Quality Action Partner

While you may sign up after that date, the Air Quality Action Partners that sign up by the deadline will be announced at this May’s meeting of the Air Pollution Control Board, along with a recap and recognition of Platinum and Gold Level partners that followed through on 2021 commitments. 

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.

 
2021 Platinum Level Air Quality Action Partners:

American Synthetic Rubber Company
Eckart America Corporation
Hexion, Inc.
LG&E - Mill Creek Station

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 Gold Level Air Quality Action Partners:

Altuglas Division of Arkema, Inc.
Atkemix Ten, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Carbide Industries, LLC
Chemours
GE Appliances
Eaton Corporation
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
Rohm and Haas Chemicals
Zeon Chemicals L.P.

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 after a year on the resulting reduction in pollution from these commitments.
 

2021 Silver Level Air Quality Action Partners:

Allnex USA, Inc.
Jefferson County Public Schools
Kelvin Corporation
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

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 Air Quality Action Partners:

Dawn Food Products, Inc.
Hoffman Trailer Company, Inc.
Irving Materials Inc.
Reading Equipment & Distribution, LLC

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.
 

Background

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.”
 

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