Public Comment Opportunities​

Mecklenburg County Air Quality (MCAQ) notifies the public of opportunities to provide public comment during monthly Air Quality Commission (AQC) meetings, in the Charlotte Observer legal classifieds section, and/or on this website. Sign up to receive public comment opportunities by email.

Current Public Comment Opportunities

Proposed MCAPCO Change

Mecklenburg County Air Quality is proposing to move to the fee adjustment methodology codified in the Clean Air Act. This method, based on the Consumer Price Index, is used by many state and local air quality agencies. In fact, it is already included in the Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance for Title V facilities in MCAPCO Regulation 1.5231, paragraph (j).


Using this proposed methodology, fees will be adjusted annually based on the change in the Consumer Price Index. If supported by County leadership and elected officials, fees will adjust by 5.4% beginning on July 1, 2024. 


Letter to Permitted Sites

MCAPCO Regulation 1.5231 With Mark-Ups

Public Notice of MCAPCO Revision

Ways to make a public comment are found in the section titled "Other Ways to Submit Comments" below.  

Posted: April 17, 2024

Deadline: May 23, 2024

Proposed Air Quality Permits

MCAQ values community input during the permitting process. The public is invited to review and provide comment on the draft air quality permits below.  Each draft permit has undergone a thorough review (see the Application Review Summary) and incorporates the necessary pollution controls, monitoring, testing, record keeping and reporting requirements to ensure ongoing compliance.  

Comments that accurately and specifically address a concern about the draft permit are most effective. Public comments can impact permit conditions, making for a more comprehensive and complete compliance document. 

Mecklenburg County Air Quality will consider all comments received on or before the Public Comment Deadline. 


There are no  permits open for public comment at this time.  You can sign up to be notified of future Air Quality Public Comment Opportunities here.

Other Ways to Submit Comments

Mecklenburg County Air Quality will consider all comments received on or before the Public Comment Deadline. Comments can be submitted on writing or verbally using any of the following methods:

By Mail: 
Leslie H. Rhodes, Director
Mecklenburg County Air Quality
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208 




In Person:
During Air Quality Commission meetings. More information below.

Using this following Webform

Make Comments to the Air Quality Commission (AQC)

The AQC will consider public comments relative to the function of the Commission, as specified in the Charter.  Public comments will be received by the members of the AQC during their monthly meetings (the 4th Monday of the month).