NOACA addresses Air Quality issues on several fronts:
- We coordinate
the Ozone Action Days Program-a voluntary, community-based effort to reduce air pollution on the hottest of summer days.
- We provide access to near real-time monitored ozone data on the Northeast Ohio Air Quality Online Web Site. Users can also access historical pollution data on this site. Later this year, pollution data for other air pollutants will also be available.
- You can view the Air Quality Subcommittee agenda or learn about current air quality issues:
- We determine the air pollution impacts of the transportation planning done at our agency. This determination is called a conformity analysis.
NOACA keeps its local governments informed about current and future regulations that may require additional local planning to curb air pollution. For additional information regarding NOACA’s Air Quality efforts, contact NOACA.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is the federal agency charged with oversight of air pollution control, monitoring, and planning activities. It sets clean air standards to protect the public health and welfare. Additional information on USEPA’s air quality efforts can be found at its Office of Air and Radiation Home Page, and at its air pollution information site AIRNOW.
USEPA has delegated many of its air pollution efforts to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OHIO EPA). Information on the State’s programs and efforts can be found at its Division of Air Pollution Control website.
USEPA has put together a web page that contains SIP status reports.
The nonattainment areas for all of Ohio, and their current status, can be found on EPA's web site.
You are encouraged to visit the USEPA site frequently for the most up-to-date information.
Local Air Agencies (LAAs)
Ohio EPA has delegated some of its air pollution efforts to Local Air Agencies (LAAs). LAAs serve one or more counties and generally assist Ohio EPA with monitoring and/or permitting efforts. Click here for a listing of LAA contact information for Northeast Ohio.