Region 8

Air Program

The goal of the Region 8 Air and Radiation Program is to keep the air clean across the Rocky Mountains and High Plains. Through implementation and oversight of the Clean Air Act, Region 8 ensures that six states and 27 tribes throughout the West have healthy air to breathe. It is an ongoing challenge, but we strive to protect the air in our cities and towns, wilderness areas and tribal lands.

The Region 8 Air organizational chart (PDF) is highlighted by section under oversight and direct implementation. Click here for the image version of the Air org chart.

Region 8 Air Hot Topics

Air Programs

Air Monitoring
Monitoring locations, air pollutants monitored, quality assurance practices, monitoring methods, and air toxics monitoring program.

Air Toxics
Provide technical support to Region 8 States, Tribes and local agencies to assist them in implementing air toxics regulations addressing air toxics issues and establishing capacity to implement a risk based air toxics program.

Air Permitting
Permits for construction of new and modified facilities (PSD permits) and permits for operation of new and existing major sources (title V permits).

Delegations of Authority
Part 60, 61 and 63 delegation status of New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant (NESHAP) standards to States and Tribes.

Indoor Air Quality
Extensive information on indoor air quality and radiation issues.

Air Quality Planning Unit
Policies, Planning, Nonattainment areas, and Emissions.

State Implementation Plans
Information on all types of standards, rules, regulations and state implementation plans.