Air Quality

Responsible for DANRs air permitting and ambient air quality monitoring.

Ambient Air Monitoring

Implements studies and investigations to determine compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

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The air quality program issues permits for: Title V Sources, Minor Sources, and General Permits.

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Volkswagen Trust

Provides rebates to replace old diesel trucks and buses with cleaner ones and rebates for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

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Current Activities and Projects

Spring Smoke School has been scheduled for April 27-28, 2022. Additional information can be found here.

South Dakota's Volkswagen Mitigation Trust website will be used to track the progress of Volkswagen's Settlement Agreement, provide an avenue for public input on the mitigation plan, and track DANR's progress in developing and implementing its mitigation plan.

Round Six recipients of the VW Truck Rebate Program announced February 16, 2022.

Round 14 recipients of the DERA/VW Bus Rebate Program announced January 14, 2022.

Round Two recipients of the VW EVCS Rebate Program announced January 26, 2022.

South Dakota's Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the second planning period is currently available for public comment, the public notice can be found here.

Now Available - Submit Reports Electronically: The Air Quality Program will electronically accept reports required by an air quality permit through email.  To use the email system, an acrobat copy (PDF) of the report must be attached to the email.  The acrobat copy of the report must contain the following:
1)  The information required in the permit;
2)  The actual signature of the responsible official; and
3)  The following statement:  "I declare and affirm under the penalties of perjury that this claim (petition, application, information) has been examined by me, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, is in all things true and correct."

If you would like to take advantage of electronic submittals, please send your reports to the following email address:

The only exception involves the annual “Operational Reports” because it is required to be notarized. Those reports still need to be submitted as hard copies.

Interactive webpage listing facilities regulated in South Dakota under the Clean Air Act: The webpage identifies those facilities that have a Title V operating permit or a Minor operating permit.  In addition, the webpage identifies those facilities that are applicable to a federal regulation but do not require a permit in South Dakota, which are often referred to as an area source.  Where applicable, a copy of the facility's current permit, a copy of DANR's narrative regulatory review, called a statement of basis, and DANR's most recent inspection report are provided.  Although DANR makes every attempt to ensure the information placed on this web site is accurate and current, the user should understand that the information is not guaranteed to be correct or complete.  Conclusions or actions taken (based upon the maps and the information contained therein) ar e the sole responsibility of the user.


How do I know if my business requires an air quality permit?

If your business vents air pollution to the outdoors through a stack or other type of venting system, you should contact the Air Quality Program at 605-773-3151 to discuss potential permitting needs.

Where can I obtain air quality permit application forms?

Air quality permit application forms can be obtained by calling the Air Quality Program at 605-773-3151 or click here to download the application forms.

How long does it take to get or modify an air quality permit?

It takes anywhere from 90 to 180 days to issue or modify an air quality permit. Remember that an air quality permit must be issued or modified before installing the equipment or operation.

I live next to a business whose operation generates a strong odor that is offensive or makes me nauseous. Is there anything the Air Quality Program can do?

Currently, there is no state or federal regulations that regulate odors. You should check with your local government to determine if there are any local ordinances which address odors.

I live next to a gravel road that generates a lot of dust. Is there anything the Air Quality Program can do?

Currently, there is no state or federal regulations that regulate dust from gravel roads. You should check with your local government to determine if they can do something to control dust from the gravel road. Dust control options include watering, using a dust suppressant, or paving the gravel road.