Clean Air Upstate Pledge

Businesses, organizations and local governments are encouraged to approve the Upstate Air Quality Pledge of Support to illustrate your commitment to supporting this important regional issue. 

Upstate Air Quality Pledge of Support

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as required by the Clean Air Act, will soon "review and, if necessary, revise air quality standards every five years to ensure that they protect public health with an adequate margin of safety."  Accordingly, it is expected that EPA would propose actions and finalize any National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) revisions within the next few years.

Here in Upstate South Carolina, we recognize that improving air quality and maintaining clean air that is in attainment of the NAAQS established by EPA is critical to both the physical health of Upstate residents and the economic vitality of the region.  Therefore, we join other city and county governments, businesses, institutions, and organizations from across the Upstate region to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Upstate Air Quality Action Plan and Clean Air Upstate initiative.

We are committed to supporting outreach and education efforts as well as identifying the specific actions that our organization can implement as part of collaborative efforts to ensure that the Upstate maintains a level of air quality that allows our region to reach its full potential as a great place to live, learn, do business, and raise a family.

Local Government/Business/Institution: _________________________________________

Authorized Signature: ______________________________________

Primary Contact Person: ____________________________________

E-Mail Address: ________________________________         

Phone Number: _______________________

(As part of the pledge, we will identify from the Upstate strategies/actions list those actions that our local government/business/organization can work on moving forward. We commit to having a member of our staff work with the Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee and DHEC to ensure that our efforts are captured as part of the Clean Air Upstate report to EPA's Ozone Advance Program)

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency May 5, 2012, News Release. Retrieved from

Full Pledge (pdf)

Business Actions and Strategies (pdf)

Local Government Actions and Strategies (pdf)

Individual Actions and Strategies(pdf)

Businesses/Organizations/Local Governments Who Have Approved the Pledge of Support

Local Governments:

Anderson County

Greenville County

Oconee County

Spartanburg County



BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC


Duke Energy

GE Gas Turbines (Greenville)

Genoble Engineering, Inc.

Greenville Rehab and Fitness

Lockheed Martin


Michelin North America

Montgomery & Riddle Eye Care

Piedmont Natural Gas


Southern Tel-Con

United Tire Care


Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce

South Carolina Ports Authority

Ten at the Top

Upstate SC Alliance

Upstate Forever

(as of June 16, 2014)