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April 24


Important Information

Air Quality Index – What It Is

The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you. The AQI focuses on health effects you may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air. The Bureau calculates the AQI for two of the five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone and particle pollution. For each of these pollutants, EPA has established national air quality standards to protect public health. Click here for today's air quality forecast.



Helpful Links

 Burning Permit Applications

 Emissions Testing Information

  Document Shredding at Orange Grove Center

 How to clean up a broken Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb and proper disposal

 Reduce waste this season with more tips from the EPA.

 Pick 5 for the Environment - Do more to protect the environment by choosing at least five actions you'll commit to do.

 Idle Smart - Rebate program for Tennessee

Air Quality Information

Pollution Solution Air Quality Alerts (email only) - To receive forecasts for predicted unhealthy air quality days, email or call (423) 643-5970.

Daily Air Quality Reports for Hamilton County (email or fax)- To receive the daily report including air quality, pollen and mold spore information, email or call (423) 643-5970

Daily Air Quality Forecasts (email, phone and pager) - If you prefer to receive air quality forecasts every day, subscribe to Enviroflash at AIRNow. 


Easy Ways to Go Green!
Simple changes that clear the air.

Register a Complaint with the Air Pollution Control Bureau
Please let us know if you have an air quality concern.