Air Pollution Control Program

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Picture ofOur mission is to maintain the purity of Missouri's air to protect the health, general welfare and property of the people. The Air Pollution Control Program has more than six million customers. Whether an urban citizen or someone far removed from other people, everyone who lives in Missouri needs and deserves clean air. This home page will help you to find out more about the services available to help us protect air quality.

Meet the Air Pollution Control Program Director

Gov. Jay Nixon proclaimed April 28-May, 2014 as Air Quality Awareness Week in Missouri.

Check your air quality before you go out. Schedule outdoor activities and yard work in the mornings, particularly if the Air Quality Index is forecasted to reach orange or red levels. You may also check the National Weather Service Air Quality Forecast Guidance.

It is estimated that one out of every three people in the United States is at a higher risk of experiencing problems from ground-level ozone, a contributor to poor air quality. Utilizing the Air Quality Index is simple and free! For more information, visit our Air Quality webpage.

April is National Car Care Month. Car care equals clean air. A well-maintained car produces less carbon pollution and is more fuel-efficient. Keep your car in shape by keeping your engine tuned properly, replacing clogged air filters and using the recommended grade of motor oil. Visit Reducing Ozone for more information on simple everyday steps you can take to help reduce harmful vehicle emissions.

Don't top off! Refuel your vehicle in the early morning or evening. Tips to improve your fuel economy.

Check your tire pressure. EPA says you can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the correct pressure. Do not use the maximum pressure printed on the tire's sidewall. Look at the correct tire pressure listed on the driver's-side door pillar or on the door to the glove compartment. Under-inflation increases tire wear, leads to higher carbon pollution emissions and reduces your fuel economy.

Did you know that recycling reduces carbon pollution? EPA estimates that our current national recycling efforts reduce carbon pollution by 49.9 million metric tons of carbon, which is equivalent to the annual carbon pollution from 39.6 million passenger cars!

Still, there's more to do. Recycling in your home helps conserve energy and cut carbon pollution. Calculate how much energy you save when you recycle here:

Install a programmable thermostat: Cooling and heating your home accounts for almost half of your energy bill – about $1,000 a year! One of the easiest ways you can save energy in your home and help reduce carbon pollution is by installing a programmable thermostat. For example:

Emissions Inventory Reporting.

Emissions Reporting

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Reducing Diesel Emissions

Rules, SIPs and Permits

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