Clean air throughout Mercer County is a priority and is obtained by compliance with the national clean air standards for ozone and other pollutants, as per the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection clean air standards.
Mercer County Public Health County Environmental Health Act Agency administers the Air Pollution Control Program pursuant to authority delegated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection under N.J.A.C. 7:27 et seq. The Agency performs annual inspections of delegated minor source B facilities that include dry cleaners, paint shops, and other permitted sources, including boilers and emergency generators.
The Agency also investigates air pollution complaints received from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Emergency Notification Hotline and citizen referrals. Clean air investigations include open burning, odors, visual emissions, particulates, idling diesel vehicles, air permits, and certificates.
Additional information regarding air-related issues may be found at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality.