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Energy and Environment Cabinet

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Division for Air Quality

The Division for Air Quality is one of six divisions in the Department for Environmental Protection that is part of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. We are here to serve you, whether you are a permit holder, a technical or legal consultant, a member of an environmental organization or a citizen interested in what we do.

Our division emphasizes good stewardship of our environment. Air pollution should be prevented or reduced whenever possible. In addition to our air monitoring and permitting programs, we work with counties and local communities to find strategies to reduce air pollution. The division also offers free air quality education and outreach to all ages and audiences. Please contact the many dedicated employees of our division if we can be of service to you.

Burn Wisely This Winter

Wood smoke may smell good, but it's not good for you. In some communities, wood smoke can be a significant source of wintertime air pollution. By changing the way you burn wood, you will save money, reduce air pollution, and protect your health as you stay warm this winter. Read more here.

Kentucky and the Volkswagen Settlement 

Kentucky is projected to receive $19 million as part of a national Settlement with the automaker Volkswagen over allegations of cheating on emission tests. Kentucky will be required to develop and submit a plan for how the funds will be used to reduce excess emissions. Watch the following web page for updates on the process as they become available. Volkswagen (VW) Partial Settlement