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.
An 8-member Board of Directors guides the Bureau and day-to-day operations are carried out by a 15-member staff.
We receive funding from a variety of sources, about which more information may be found here.
The Bureau has an interesting, exciting history, having played a role in taking Chattanooga from the most polluted city in the nation to one known for its revitalization. It is also proud of the work it is doing today to help keep Chattanooga one of the most livable cities in the nation.
If you're interested in having someone from the Bureau speak to your school or civic group, or for our address or directions to the Bureau, please contact us.