What we do
The Air Pollution Control Board advises the Department of Public Health on air quality issues, and promotes regulations that protect air quality standards, control air contaminants, and establish air quality objectives.
Information about the next meeting of the Air Pollution Control Board is posted when it becomes available.
Meetings are open to the public.
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, M.D., M.P.H., is a physician trained in pediatrics and epidemiology who has worked in a variety of roles in public health. In 2015, Farley was the CEO of The Public Good Projects, a nonprofit organization that uses messages in the mass media to combat the nation’s greatest health problems. From 2009 to 2014, Farley was the health commissioner for New York City. Before joining the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Agency, Farley was chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He served in the Centers for Disease Control’s Epidemic Intelligence Service and worked for the CDC and the Louisiana Office of Public Health from 1989 to 2000.(215) 686-2500