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Air Quality Planning Office

Pollutants are generated by a wide variety of sources, including emissions. The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 required a reduction in the amount of allowable vehicle tailpipe emissions, initiated more stringent control measures in areas that still failed to meet the federal National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) -- known as non-attainment areas, and provided for a stronger, more rigorous link between transportation and air quality planning.

In coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, TDOT provides several programs and resources to assist local communities in air quality improvement. These programs include:

Lia Prince, Manager 

For more information, please contact TDOT Air Quality Planning Supervisor Brianna Benson by phone at (615) 532-8589 or by email at