Air & Waste Management
Association (A&WMA ) - Environmental information including air
pollution, hazardous waste, management, regulations, measuring,
modeling, emissions, testing, monitoring, modeling, particulate
matter, ozone, and brownfields
Air Resources Branch,
British Columbia Ministry of Environment - Information on
major air quality issues, from local to global, including vehicle
emissions, stratospheric ozone depletion, industrial emissions,
and particulates. Site hosted by the Air Resources Branch of the
Government of British Columbia, Canada.
AIR Web - Air
quality and visibility in U.S. national parks, refuges, and other
protected areas. From National Park Service Air Resources Division
and Fish and Wildlife Services.
AIRNOW - U.S. EPA - Air
pollution data, ozone forecasting, information about public health
and environmental effects of air pollution, and actions you can
take to reduce pollution.
Automobile Emissions: An Overview - U.S. EPA fact sheet. [PDF]
Bay Area Air Quality
Management District - The BAAQMD (District) is the regional,
government agency that regulates sources of air pollution within
the nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties.
Resources Board - CA air regulations, CA Almanac of Emissions
and Air Quality, air emissions modeling, the gasoline additive
MTBE, information on reducing air pollution from marine engines,
and management of smoke from agricultural burning.
Canada's Toxic Release
Inventory - Information about releases of pollutants into air,
water and land. From Environment Canada.
Chicago Department of Environment - Gives information on
Chicago's air quality and regional pollution prevention programs.
Clean Air Canada - Up to
date information on air quality issues in Canada. Including
environmental law and policy, motor vehicle emissions and
industrial sources of pollution. Maintained by students at the
Environment Law Centre, University of Victoria.
Clean Air Society of
Australia and New Zealand - Focus is air quality and the
mechanics of air pollution. Information about publications,
training courses, conferences, and seminars.
Clean Air Task Force - A
nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring clean air and
healthy environments in the United States through scientific
research, public education, and legal advocacy.
Emissions Testing Program - Describes the mandatory vehicle
emissions testing program in the Denver-Boulder area of Colorado,
including maps to emissions stations, testing requirements, help
for failing vehicles and tips to keep from becoming a gross
Emissions Online - Information service on diesel exhaust
emissions, emission control technologies, diesel engines, fuels,
and related topics.
EDF Chemical Scorecard
- Toxic Release Inventory data for the US (emissions of toxic
chemicals to air and water). Search for data on toxic chemicals in
your community. Also provides information on human health effects.
EHC Air Quality Program
- National Safety Council's Environmental Health Center (EHC)
conducts a variety of outreach and education activities on air
quality issues. Topics include indoor air quality, mobile
emissions, and radon.
Expert.com - Presents free accessible articles, publications,
events, software, technological solutions and web resources for
Air Pollution Control.
and Modelling Group, Technical University of Madrid - Conducts
research in measurement and modelling of air quality, including
air quality prediction.
Automobile Test Data Center - The site contains vehicle
emissions databases and reports remotely collected from in-use
vehicles since 1987 from around the world. Data sets include cars,
light-trucks, heavy-duty trucks, jet aircraft, locomotives and
History of the Clean Air Act - Recounts the historical
development of United States air quality statutes and regulations,
including an introduction to the technical concepts involved.
Industrial Center's Air Toxics Compliance Consortium -
Information on compliance technologies, vendors, and case studies
for toxic air pollutants (as defined in U.S. regulations).
Lake Michigan Air Directors
Consortium - Provides technical assessments on ozone and other
problems of air quality in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and
Wisconsin. Data and modeling reports available online.
The Low Emissions
Mission - A free resource for Virginia Vehicle Emissions
Inspectors. Includes on-line training, discussions forum,
tutorials, and a cartoon archive. Citizens who have failed the
emissions inspection can use this site for information on causes
and repairs that could lead to a passing emissions result.
National Vehicle and Fuel
Emissions Laboratory - U.S. EPA - Federal Government's
principal program to control air pollution from motor vehicles.
Primary responsibilities include developing programs to reduce
mobile source related air pollution; evaluating emission control
technology; testing vehicles, engines, and fuels; and determining
compliance with Federal emissions and fuel economy standards.
Analysis and Prediction System (NAAPS) - Includes global, five
day forecasts of dust, smoke and sulfate aerosols as well as
comparison with satellite analyses.
Netherlands National Air
Quality Monitoring Network - A division of RIVM, National
Institute of Public Health and the Environment. Up-to-date, hourly
information about air quality in The Netherlands.
Jersey Department Environmental Protection Bureau of Air
Monitoring - Current air quality and forecasts for New Jersey.
NOAA - Atmospheric
Turbulence and Diffusion Division - National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration laboratory research activities are
divided into three themes: Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness,
and Climate Variability. Each encompasses a number of programs and
Norwegian Institute for Air
Research - A leading centre of expertise in questions related
to air pollution. Established in 1969, it is an independent
foundation specialized in most issues of air pollution on national
and international levels. (Language: Norwegian)
Parkland Airshed Management Zone
Association - Provides information about the PAMZ, a
non-profit multi-stakeholder organization established to manage
and monitor air quality issues in central Alberta, Canada.
SEIPH - Environmental Research Group - Air Quality monitoring
networks of London, Bedfordshire, Kent and Hertfordshire in the
UK. Near realtime data is available from the site.
Oxidants Study (SOS) 99 Field Campaign - Research focused on
obtaining an improved understanding of the processes that control
the formation and distribution of fine particles and ground-level
State/Local Air Pollution
Control Agencies - The State and Territorial Air Pollution
Program Administrators (STAPPA) and the Association of Local Air
Pollution Control Officials (ALAPCO) are national associations
representing air pollution control agencies in the 54 U.S.
states/territories and over 150 major metropolitan areas. Site has
information and links.
Title V Policy and Guidance Database - EPA has issued a number
of policy and guidance documents that interpret Title V and its
regulations. This is a free searchable database which contains
EPA-issued policy and guidance documents on air operating permits.
You can search the database online or download the database.
UK Air Quality Archive
- Features information on the causes and effects of pollution.
Includes forecast bulletin, 24 hour summaries and articles.
U.S. Forest Service
Air Quality and Smoke Management Pages - Various materials on
air quality and visibility, Forest Service Class I PSD Areas,
Integrating Air Quality and Fire Management into Land Management
Planning, and smoke and dust from wildland fires.
US-Canada Air Quality Agreement - US EPA information about
this international agreement and monitoring done under the
WHO: Air Quality Guidelines - Global update 2005, with summary
of risk assessment for particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide
and sulfur dioxide. Links to multi-lingual versions in PDF.