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Air Pollution

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. In 2007 the Mayor released PlaNYC, 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.

Air Pollution Monitoring
Both DEP and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) are involved in monitoring air pollution throughout the city.
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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.
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Engineering Criteria
Fossil Fuel Burning Boilers & Water Heaters ��� NEW
Effective February 17, 2014


Accepted Equipment List
Fuel Oil Burning Boilers, burners, controls, etc.
List of equipment accepted by DEP for use in New York City


Revision of the New York City Air Pollution Control Code
Local Law 145 / 2013.
Text of Local Law 145


Boiler information record with DEP
Search on an address or a DEP boiler ID numbers without the last alphabet to see the boiler information.
NYC DEP Boiler Information


Annual Tune-up Guidelines


Clean Air Tracking System (CATS) ��� Boiler Registrations
DEP's Clean Air Tracking System (CATS), a new online process for building owners submitting new applications or renewals for boilers, expedites registration and tracking of new boiler registrations and renewals, and enables online payments. Building owners can apply for and obtain registrations online, saving them multiple visits to city agency offices.
Log in to Clean Air Tracking System
Clean Air Tracking System Manual

Air Code Related Forms
An index of all Air Code related forms sorted by category and alphabetically.
Air Code Related Forms

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.
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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.
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FY 12 Air Reports

Strategy 2011-2014