A Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Air Protection Branch

(a branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division)
 


Ambient Monitoring Program maintains a network of 39 air monitoring sites throughout the state which measures 200 air pollutants. You can also visit Airgeorgia.org to view live air monitoring data.

Mobile and Area Sources Program evaluates and controls emissions from mobile sources  (e.g. vehicle emissions)and area sources (e.g. gasoline terminal vapor emissions). Oversees the enhanced vehicle inspection and maintenance programs that include vehicle emissions testing through the "Georgia's Clean Air Force."

Planning and Support Program is responsible for all rulemaking, air quality modeling, and air quality planning activities for all programs in the Air Protection Branch.

Radiation Protection Programs license and inspect users of ionizing radiation and  investigate incidents involving radioactive materials. They also prepare for emergencies involving  nuclear power plants or radioactive materials. 

Stationary Source Compliance Program makes sure stationary sources of air pollution comply with all applicable state and federal regulations as specified in their Air Quality Permit. It houses the Industrial Source Monitoring Unit which specifies monitoring and testing procedures for facility emission stacks, conducts emission monitor and stack test audits, and reviews and approves final reports, for stationary sources.

Stationary Source Permitting Program issues and amends Air Quality Permits for new and existing stationary sources of air pollution. This includes pre-construction permitting programs such as New Source Review and operating permit programs such as Title V (or Part 70) permits.