Air Quality Work for DEQ DEQ is looking for top talent to share their knowledge, skills, and commitment to a strong, safe environment for our state and beyond. See all current job openings! What's in the Air Today? The new Air Quality Portal is your one-stop shop for air quality forecasts across North Carolina, data on ozone and other pollutants in the air we breathe, and educational air quality blogs from the Division of Air Quality. Visit the Portal Volkswagen Settlement See how North Carolina plans to invest the state's $92 million share of the national Volkswagen Settlement on projects to reduce pollution. Updates for Phase 2 are coming soon. Read more Air Quality Trends in North Carolina North Carolinians are breathing the cleanest air in decades. The latest Air Quality Trends report shows improvement across the state. Learn more ArcGIS Web Tool The ArcGIS Web Tool provides free online access to currently available information about the sites that the Division of Air Quality regulates. Learn more Inspection/Maintenance Program Emissions inspections are required in 22 North Carolina counties. Learn More Air Quality Permitting The Permitting Section handles the issuance, renewal and modification of air quality permits in North Carolina. Currently, we work with more than 2,000 facilities statewide. Learn More DAQ Regional Offices Have questions about air quality in North Carolina, or need help with a local concern? Here's how to connect your DAQ Regional Office or local air program. Learn More North Carolina Greenhouse Gas Inventory The statewide Greenhouse Gas Inventory includes emissions and reductions in key categories from 1990-2018 and projections through 2030. Learn more What We Do The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) works with the state's citizens to protect and improve outdoor, or ambient, air quality in North Carolina for the health, benefit and economic well-being of all. To carry out this mission, the DAQ operates a statewide air quality monitoring network to measure the level of pollutants in the outdoor air, develops and implements plans to meet future air quality initiatives, assures compliance with air quality rules, and educates, informs and assists the public with regard to air quality issues. Learn More About The Division Update For Permit Applicants: DAQ is no longer accepting permit applications and reports from facilities via the firstname.lastname@example.org email account. These documents should instead be sent to your regional office supervisor. Read More Here Motor Vehicles Vehicle Emissions, VW Settlement, Alternative Fuels, Smoking Vehicle Complaints, I&M & Grant Programs Air Quality Portal Daily Air Quality Forecasts, Ozone Design Value Predictor Tool Pollen Report Get the Latest Pollen Report From Our Lab Public Records Search Search Permits & Compliance Documents Rules Air Quality Rules, Draft Rules, Rules Readoption, Air Quality Committee Permitting Air Permits, Permit Procedures, Applications, Modifications, Industry-Specific Permitting Actions Air Monitoring Ambient Monitoring Network & Data Public Engagement Current Comment Periods, Upcoming Hearings, Public Records Access, Social Media Compliance Compliance/Enforcement Policies & Procedures, Open Burning Info, 112(r) Program Planning Attainment Status, State Implementation Plans, MACT/GACT Rules, Emissions Inventories Emission Inventories AERO, Emissions Reporting Forms, Instructions & Guidance Air Quality Regional Offices Regional Contacts for Complaints, Permitting & Compliance Open Burning The open burning rule is one of North Carolina's oldest air quality regulations. Find out the dos and don'ts before you burn. Learn More Quick Links For Industry & Business AERO MACT/GACT Rules Volkswagen Settlement For the Public Air Quality Forecasts Air Quality Index Smoke & Wildfire information Upcoming Air Quality Events Air Quality Directory For Educators N.C. Air Awareness Air Sensors FAQ "Turn Off Your Engine"