In 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act (CAA) giving the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to clean up air pollution in this country.  The five basic goals of the CAA are to:

  1. Control ambient levels of criteria pollutants (particulate matter, ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and lead)
  2. Limit exposure to Hazardous Air Pollutants
  3. Protect and improve visibility in natural areas
  4. Reduce emissions that cause acid rain, and
  5. Curb the use of chemicals that deplete stratospheric ozone

NC State University is subject to the requirements of the CAA and has a Title V Air Permit for the main campus.  The permit managed by Facilities contains numerous monitoring, record-keeping, and reporting requirements compliance requirements.  Personnel should be cognizant of potential new sources of air emissions when planning a renovation or project.  Typical regulated sources included boilers, incinerators, generators, and paint booths.  If you have any questions, please contact

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

In order to address the challenge of climate change, the EPA in 2010 began requiring regulated facilities to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions directly released from the facility through production and/or fuel combustion.  For more information on NC State’s emissions reducing strategy, visit the NCSU Sustainability Climate page.