Division of Air QualityTerry O'Clair, Director E-mail
918 East Divide Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bismarck, ND 58501-1947
The North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Air Quality works to safeguard the environment for North Dakota. Programs within the Division deal with issues that affect the comfort, health, safety and well being of all North Dakota citizens and their environment. Enforcement of state and federal environmental laws is accomplished through permitting, inspection, sampling, analytical services and monitoring activities of the division.
PERMITTING AND COMPLIANCE: The Permitting and Compliance Branch implements and enforces state and federal air pollution control laws by issuing construction and operating permits, conducting inspections, monitoring stack tests and analyzing compliance reports.
The Radiation Control Program monitors the
development and utilization of sources of ionizing and non-ionizing
radiation to protect the health and safety of the radiation user and the
general public. Radon continues to be a concern to North Dakota residents.
The Radon Program promotes testing and mitigation of radon, as well as use
of radon-resistant construction techniques in newly built homes.
AMBIENT MONITORING: The Air Quality Monitoring branch ensures that the ambient air quality in North Dakota is better than the levels required by the state and federal Ambient Air Quality Standards. To address this responsibility, the Department operates a network of ambient air quality monitors.
DISPERSION MODELING: Conducts computer-based modeling analyses in support of state and federal air pollution control laws and reviews modeling analyses submitted as part of the permitting process. Dispersion Modeling works in close cooperation with Permitting and Compliance and Ambient Monitoring. Questions may be addressed to the North Dakota Department of Health at 701.328.5188, or email Rob White.
Provides oversight and implementation of the Regional Haze Program as it
pertains to affected ND sources.