How to make an APCD open records request
As the regulatory agency for air pollution in Louisville/Jefferson County, the APCD maintains records documenting its activities. The APCD makes these records available to the public under Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 61.870-61.884, the Open Records Policy of Louisville Metro Government, and APCD Regulation 1.08.
How long will it take to receive the documents?
In response to the public health emergency caused by the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the state of emergency declared by the governor, the Kentucky General Assembly passed Senate Bill 150, which provides a public agency up to ten (10) days to respond to the a request to inspect or receive copies of public records. This deviation from the standard provisions of the Kentucky Open Records Act is authorized for the duration of the declared state of emergency. Click here for more information.
How do I file an open records request to the APCD?
- Preferably, complete this online form
- Or print this form and fill it out, then send it via:
- Fax: (502) 588-3121
- Or Mail: Open Records Request, Louisville Metro Office of Management & Budget, 611 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
When requesting records for an Environmental Site Assessment, please be advised a Commercial Purpose form must be completed and notarized. Scan and attach the certified form when filing the Open Records Request. A fee will be issued according to the provisions of KRS 61.874(4) that must be paid prior to the release of any responsive records.
- If you are doing an environmental site assessment, you may want to first look for the property on the Louisville Environmental and Property Search map.
- Provide current and former addresses and company names.
- Records are most easily retrieved by company name, address, and date.
- Define any limitations.
What are the costs?
Certification of Commercial Purpose
You may complete the general open records request online and attach a scanned copy of the commercial purpose form as a file. Please have the officer of your corporation with signatory authority complete the “Certification of Commercial Purpose” form, if the records provided are to be utilized for a commercial purpose, as set forth in KRS 61.870(4)(a) as: “…the direct or indirect use of any part of a public record or records, in any form, for sale, resale, solicitation, rent, or lease of a service, or any use by which the user expects a profit either through commission, salary, or fee.”
What records may not be available?
Not all of APCD records are available for public inspection. Certain types of records qualifying for exemption are listed in KRS 61.878.
Contact the Louisville Metro Open Records Coordinator at (502) 574-3211 or via email.