The APCD is committed to developing policy and programs with significant input from Louisville's involved and informed community. To accomplish this, the APCD has engaged stakeholder groups over the years to gather, some of which are briefly described below.
The work of many of these stakeholder groups result in reports that describe the groups’ work, provide background on regulations and air quality issues, and include recommendations that have guided development of the APCD’s emission reduction strategies over the years.
APCD Multipollutant Stakeholder Group (2019)
The Multipollutant Stakeholder Group was formed in late 2019 to discuss current air pollution challenges and determine our community’s next steps to improve local air quality and reduce health impacts from air pollution. The group discussed some Louisville's most pressing air pollution issues, including ground-level ozone, fine particle pollution, and air toxics. Final Multipollutant Stakeholder Group Report.
Idling Reduction Working Group (2008)
In April 2008, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District convened the Idling Reduction Working Group in response to recommendations by previous stakeholder processes to pursue a vehicle idling restriction to reduce emissions of toxic pollutants, fine particles and ozone precursors in Louisville. Final Idling Reduction Working Group Report.
Fine Particle Air Quality Task Force (2007)
In April 2007, the Fine Particle Air Quality Task Force was created by Mayor Jerry Abramson to identify, evaluate and recommend strategies for reducing PM2.5 to achieve the annual PM2.5 standard. Final Particle Air Quality Task Force Report.
STAR Regulation 5.30 Stakeholder Group (2006-2007)
When the STAR program was passed, Regulation 5.30 established the requirement for the District to develop a proposed report and plan of action to assess and address toxic air contaminant (TAC) emissions from minor stationary sources, area sources, non-road mobile sources, and mobile sources. To provide a structured forum for insuring active and meaningful stakeholder involvement, the District created a formal stakeholder group to begin work in July 2006. The group reached consensus on the Report and Plan of Action at its last meeting in August 2007.
Air Quality Task Force (2003-2006)
In January of 2004, Mayor Jerry Abramson brought together the Air Quality Task Force to identify feasible, practical, and acceptable approaches to help Louisville improve air quality and meet stricter clean-air mandates from the federal government. Final Air Quality Task Force Report.