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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Clean Air Act requires air permits for industrial and commercial sources that release pollutants into the air. Air permits include information on which pollutants are being released, how much may be released, and what kinds of steps the source’s owner or operator is required to take to reduce the pollution. ​Permits must include plans to measure and report air pollution emitted.

Permits are issued to large sources ("major" sources) and smaller sources ("minor" or "area" sources).

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality is responsible for air permitting in all counties except Jefferson. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District​ is responsible for air permitting in Jefferson County.

Division for Air Quality services for economic development include:

  • Combined permit
  • Attainment vs. Nonattainment
  • Preapplication Meetings
  • Permit Draft Courtesy Copy Review
  • Dedicated Engineering Team
  • Pre-approved Construction Activity

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