For more than 60 years, the Air Pollution Control District has worked to make the air clean and safe for the people of Louisville/Jefferson County.

APCD 2017 Year in Review – Click here to see a recap of the Air Pollution Control District's efforts to keep our air clean and safe in 2017.

Get Air Quality Alerts via text or email – Sign up to have Air Quality Alerts sent to you as soon as they are issued. Click here for this free service.

EPA Air Toxics Monitoring Project (RARE) – The Environmental Protection Agency is testing new air toxics monitoring technology in Louisville's Rubbertown area. The project is funded via the EPA's Regional Applied Research Effort (RARE) and the APCD is assisting in the siting and operation of the monitors. Click here for more details.

ASRC request for STAR permit modification – The APCD has modified a Strategic Toxic Air Reduction (STAR) program environmental acceptability goal for the American Synthetic Rubber Company, but has denied another modification request. Click here see the Notice of Final Determination and other documents related to the modification request.

About Air Pollution – Learn about air pollutants, their sources, strategies to reduce them and how you can help improve Louisville’s air quality.

Check the Air Quality – See the current local air quality and view air pollution maps. Click HERE to get Air Quality Alerts via email or text message.

Air Monitoring – Learn how the APCD monitors the local air and more about the pollutants we monitor.  

Report a bad smell - Sometimes, a city can be a smelly place. Odors are part of life in a busy metropolitan area. But when a foul smell makes life unbearable, there is a place you can turn for help.

Regulations & Laws – Find APCD regulations, regulation changes by year, repealed regulations, the STAR Program, and links to other regulations and laws that apply in Louisville.

Permit Application Forms – Find and download the permit application form(s) you need for your business.

Permits & Compliance – Learn about permits and permit compliance, enforcement, emission inventory, open burning permits, asbestos permits, and gasoline systems permits.

Open Burning – Outdoor fires are generally prohibited in Louisville/Jefferson County.  But certain fires are allowed with a permit.

Emissions Inventory Forms – Title V and FEDOOP sources must submit emissions inventory reports annually by April 15. Other sources shall report upon request.      

Air Pollution Control Board – Learn about Board meetings and public hearings, agreed Board orders, and current Board members.  

Proposed Actions – Review proposed amendments to regulations, agreed Board orders, and permits for large facilities.

Environmental Outreach – The APCD has various programs and outreach efforts including KAIRELawn Care for Cleaner AirIdle Free Louisville, seminars, stakeholder processes and more. 

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