About Us Overview

Mission Statement

The Air Pollution Control Bureau, founded in 1969, strives to administer local air pollution control laws that are intended to achieve and maintain such levels of air quality as will protect human health and safety and to the greatest degree practicable, prevent injury to plant and animal life and property, and foster the comfort and convenience of the people.

General Information

The Board of Directors guides the Bureau's efforts. This board is made up of 10 members: three county-appointed members, three city-appointed members, three joint-agency members, and a representative from the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department.

The Bureau's day-to-day operations are carried out by a 14 member staff.  Our staff includes Air Monitoring, Engineering, and Administrative departments.

The Bureau has an exciting history, having played a role in taking Chattanooga from the most polluted city in the nation to one known for its revitalization and outdoor activities. Chattanooga is known as one of the most livable cities in the nation and we are proud of our work to keep our city that way.