Air Planning

Air Planning Branch Responsibilities

The Air Planning Branch is responsible for:
  • Adoption and establishment of local air pollution rules and regulations
  • Development of emissions inventories of all sources of air pollution in the county
  • Development of State Implementation Plans (SIPs)
  • Reporting the daily air quality forecast

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

The Clean Air Act, which was last amended in 1990, requires EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards (40 CFR part 50) for pollutants considered harmful to public health and the environment. View the Online NAAQs Table to learn more about the NAAQS.