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Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District is considering raising the fees industries pay for certain types of permits.

Many of the fees companies pay to the Air Pollution Control District are based on the tons of various pollutants they emit every year. But as both technology advances and tightening federal regulations reduce air pollution, Louisville’s air is getting cleaner and the fees paid to the district are getting smaller.

District Spokesman Tom Nord says that’s a ‘good news, bad news’ situation for the agency.

“The good news is, it means pollution levels are dropping, which is our goal at the Air Pollution Control District,” he said. “The bad news is, if you base your fee structure on the amount of pollution people produce, you’ve got to find some way to make up that revenue somewhere.”

Nord says to keep the programs sustainable, the district will have to change the way it levies fees. [click to continue…]

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