Air Quality Laws and Regulations

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) Air Quality Program administers and enforces both local and federal regulations. If you have questions, or would like some technical assistance in assessing how these laws and regulations may impact you, please contact the Air Quality Program at (402) 441-8040.

Local Laws and Regulations

Local air quality regulations include those set forth in the ‘Lincoln-Lancaster County Air Pollution Control Program Regulations and Standards’ (LLCAPCPRS), the Lincoln Municipal Code (LMC), and Lancaster County Resolutions. These local regulations are reviewed and approved by the Air Pollution Control Advisory Board and the Lancaster County Board of Health prior to adoption by the Lincoln City Council and the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners.

City Municipal Codes and County Resolutions

Lincoln-Lancaster County Air Pollution Control Program Regulations & Standards (LLCAPCPRS)

Article 1 – Administration and Enforcement

Article 2 – Regulations and Standards


State Laws and Regulations

The LLCHD Air Quality Program works with the LLCHD’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Program to administer and enforce the rules promulgated by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NE DHHS) implement the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act (NCIAA). Click here to view the rules of the NCIAA set forth under Title 178, Chapter 7 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (178 NAC 7).

Federal Regulations

Federal air quality regulations are established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). Many of the federal regulations have also been incorporated into the LLCAPCPRS, allowing the LLCHD Air Quality Program to administer and enforce those regulations. The following link will allow you to search the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR).