Air Quality


Definitions

Air Pollution - presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more air contaminants in sufficient quantities and of such characteristics and duration as to be injurious to human, plant or animal life, or to property, or which unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life and property.

General

The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA90) represent the most recent legislation for the control of air pollution in the United States. The new statute strengthens and broadens earlier legislation by setting specific goals and timetables for reducing urban smog, airborne toxics, acid rain, and stratospheric ozone depletion over the next decade and beyond. 

Responsibilities

There are various air pollution sources at Fort Rucker which must be permitted for construction and operation. These sources include fossil fuel boilers and hot water heaters, woodworking shops, paints booths, incinerators, underground and aboveground storage tanks or any other source that might release pollutants into the atmosphere. Other major sources of air pollution are military equipment and vehicles. To reduce and prevent air pollution, the following guidance is offered:

Instructions

Additional Guidance

For additional guidance, information and answers to your questions, contact the DPW Environmental and Natural Resources Division, telephone (334) 255-1659.