Air pollution in New York City is a significant environmental threat which contributes to an estimated 6% of annual deaths. Improving our city’s air quality is a difficult task because there are many types of air pollutants that can come from millions of sources, inside and outside city boundaries. PlaNYC was released in 2007 and is the city’s unified strategy to bolster economic development, improve the environment, and better the quality of life for all New Yorkers. The plan sets the ambitious goal to “achieve the cleanest air quality of any big U.S. city” by the year 2030 and since the release of PlaNYC the city has made significant strides toward achieving this goal. Along with air quality initiatives by other City agencies, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for updating and enforcing the Air Pollution Control Code (Air Code) which has the goal to preserve, protect and improve the air resources of the city.
An index of all Air Code related forms sorted by category and alphabetically.
• Boilers/Water Heater Form • Industrial Processes/Generator/Dry Cleaning Related Forms • Demolition Form Learn more
Air Pollution Monitoring Both DEP and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) are involved, at times, in monitoring air pollution throughout the city. Learn more
Air Pollutants in NYC There are many various forms of air pollution that can negatively affect the health and quality of life of New Yorkers. The effects of air pollutants upon the city are different depending upon the type of pollutant and its source. Learn more
Emissions from Building and Construction Emissions from buildings and construction are a substantial source of air pollution in New York City. As our city continues to grow we need to make certain that the buildings we build and live in are operating in ways that support our quality of life. Learn more
Emissions from Transportation New York City is actively taking measures to reduce emissions from our motor vehicles and DEP is doing its part to update and enforce all pertinent rules. Learn more FY 12 Air Reports