The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) is a special-purpose, regional government agency chartered by state law in 1967. The Agency’s jurisdiction covers King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. These four counties are home to more than 4.1 million people, over half the state’s population.
PSCAA’s vision is for everyone, everywhere to breath clean, healthy air all the time – regardless of who they are or where they live. In addition to reducing air pollution overall, PSCAA is focused on equity, so nobody is more at risk because of where they live or their socioeconomic status. No community in the region should bear disproportionate burdens and exposure from air pollution.
The Agency’s main strategic goals include improving public health by reducing air pollution, reducing existing inequities in air pollution level exposure, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector to address climate change. The urgency of addressing climate change and the issues PSCAA faces as a region are unprecedented. The Agency requires sound and strategic leadership to respond to these significant challenges. PSCAA works to protect public health, improve neighbor...hood air quality, and reduce our region’s contribution to climate change by:
• Following mandates in the federal Clean Air Act and the Washington Clean Air Act.
• Adopting and enforcing air quality regulations.
• Monitoring air pollution.
• Sponsoring voluntary initiatives.
• Educating people and businesses about clean-air and climate-friendly choices they can make.
The Board of Directors is composed of elected officials from each of the four counties, along with a representative from the largest city in each county, and one member representing the public-at-large.
The members of the Advisory Council represent large and small businesses, education, transportation, health, tribal nations, fire chiefs, environmental justice, the environmental community, local ports and the public-at-large across our four counties.
PSCAA’s staff bring skill and expertise in air quality planning, engineering, compliance, atmospheric science, air monitoring, information technology, public education and outreach, law, human resources, financial management and administrative services.