Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
  State of Nevada
Division of Environmental Protection
  Bureau of Air Quality Planning
  901 So. Stewart St., Suite 4001 • Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 687-9349 • FAX: (775) 687-6396
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Welcome to the Bureau of Air Quality Planning

It is the mission of the Bureau of Air Quality Planning (BAQP) to protect and enhance the environment in order to sustain healthy ecosystems and contribute to a vibrant economy. Our mission is accomplished through reasonable, fair, and consistent implementation of State and Federal air quality rules and regulations, with emphasis on objective and impartial responsiveness to the needs of a growing population and industrial base.

The authority to implement air pollution control requirements has been established in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 445B.100 through 445B.825, inclusive, and NRS 486A.010 through 486A.180, inclusive.

Washoe and Clark counties administer air quality programs within each of their respective jurisdictions. Please note CAPP is regulated by the BAPC throughout Nevada.

Visit our sister agency, the Bureau of Air Pollution Control (BAPC) to obtain information regarding air quality permits for emission units, surface area disturbance permits, regulatory requirements for fossil-fuel fired steam electric plants, and emissions auditing.

BAQP Career Opportunities

The staff at BAPC/BAQP are passionate about air quality and are dedicated to helping industry minimize emissions to meet Nevada’s air quality goals while simultaneously promoting a vibrant economy.

The Bureau of Air Pollution Control (BAPC) and the Bureau Air Quality Planning (BAQP) primarily employ staff in the Environmental Scientist, Associate Engineer and Professional Engineer class designations. All recruitments will be made through the NVAPPS website.

Follow the links below to get information about class specifications:


Environmental Scientist

Associate Engineer

Professional Engineer

What's New

2013/2014 Carson City and Douglas County Wood Stove Change-Out Program
    posted 11/12/2013

The Nevada State Implementation Plan for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS [PDF]     posted 4/10/2013

Nevada Air Quality Trend Report, 2000-2010 [PDF]     posted 1/29/2013

Nevada Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Projections, 1990-2030 [PDF]     posted 1/29/2013