Quick Links

  • Current news and information of high interest at the Division of Air Quality.
    Air Quality Hot Topics

Need Help?

  • See a list of contacts for various air quality related issues.
    Need Help

Protect Your Health

  • The air quality color code shows the potential health effects from pollutants covered by air quality forecasts and the AQI.
    Know the Code - Air Quality Chart

Air Quality Index (AQI)

  • The Air Quality Index or AQI is a guide to current air quality for major pollutants in metropolitan areas across the state.

Air Awareness

  • The Air Awareness Program is a
    public outreach and education program of the Division of Air Quality and local air quality programs across the state.

Auto Emissions Inspections

  • North Carolina requires emission tests for certain cars and light-duty trucks as part of the annual safety inspection in 48 counties.
    Auto Emissions Inspections

Turn Off Your Engine

  • Unnecessary idling wastes fuel and pollutes the air.
    Turn Off Your Engine

Open Burning

  • NC's Open Burning Rule prohibits the burning of trash and other man-made materials and set limits on allowable burning.
    Open Burning

Haze Cams

  • See views of current air quality from haze cameras located across the state.
    Haze Cams

Emissions Inventories - AERO

  • Air emissions data and online reporting for facilities.


  • Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) and Generally Available Control Technology (GACT)


  • Concientización de temas relevantes de calidad de aire (Awareness of relevant air quality issues).
Environmental Emergency 1-800-858-0368 Toll-Free Open Burning Hotline 1-877-OpenBurn

DAQ Regional Offices
Air Quality Regional Offices
& Local Programs

Click on the map above to learn more about your closest Regional Office or Local Program.

Buncombe County Forsyth County Mecklenburg County Asheville Region Winston-Salem Region Fayetteville Region Raleigh Region Wilmington Region Washington Region Mooresville Region

    Air Quality Monitoring Sites

    Click on the map above for detailed site information.

    North Carolina's Current Ozone Designation Status

    Click on the map for details about NAAQS designations for Ozone and other air pollutants.

    Air Quality Permitted Facilities. Click on the map for current facilities by region.

    Note: Facilities in Buncombe, Forsyth and Mecklenburg counties are regulated by local
    air programs, not the Division of Air Quality. Contact information for the local programs
    can be found here: http://ncair.org/about/local/ Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Dept Mecklenburg County Dept of Environmental Protection Western N.C. Regional Air Quality Agency Asheville Region Fayetteville Region Mooresville Region Raleigh Region Washington Region Wilmington Region Winston-Salem Region

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