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Mailing Address:

Air Quality
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Megan Green
704-336-5430

WHAT started this effort?

As a local air quality agency, Mecklenburg County Air Quality’s (MCAQ) goal is not just to maintain compliance with air quality standards, but to continue the positive trend of improving air quality and put some “breathing room” between our local data and the health-based standard. Therefore, MCAQ and the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) are partnering through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Advance Program to take proactive steps to reduce ozone-forming air pollution and maintain healthy air quality in the Charlotte region.  This is good for public health and decreases the likelihood that our region will violate the health-based standard in the future.   

 

To create breathing room, the region must reduce ozone-forming nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. The pie chart below shows that most of the region's NOx emissions come from Mobile Sources like  cars, trucks, tractors, and other types of vehicles and equipment.  So, reducing pollution from vehicles and equipment  will be especially important to improve local air quality. 

 

MCAQ will lead the Charlotte region's participation in Advance and will work with NCDAQ, EPA, stakeholders, and the public to identify opportunities to expand voluntary and incentive-based efforts that will improve air quality while maintaining existing programs that effectively reduce ozone-forming emissions.   These new and existing strategies will be combined into a "Path Forward," which will be provided to the EPA as a demonstration of the Charlotte region's continued commitment to improving air quality.

 

 


 

Address

Mailing Address:

Air Quality
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Megan Green
704-336-5430