Institute of Clean Air Companies

ICAC is the national association of companies that supply air pollution monitoring and control systems, equipment, and services for stationary sources.

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The Institute of Clean Air Companies, (ICAC) is the nonprofit national association of companies working in the stationary source air pollution control and monitoring sector. The Institute’s members include leading system and component suppliers of monitoring and control technologies for PM, NOx, SO2, Hg, VOCs and other HAPs. ICAC advances the common business interests of its members by working for strong, flexible clean air policies that rest on sound technical basis and that promote public health, environmental quality and industrial progress.

ICAC’s Primary Functions Include:

Annual Market Survey
Each year ICAC prepares an in-depth analysis of the air pollution control market and measurement markets. The report contains historical statistics and annual forecasts for coming years, along with tables, graphs and salient market comments. The specific markets covered in the report include: Electrostatic Precipitators, Fabric Filters, Wet Scrubbers, VOC Controls, NOx Controls, Flue Gas Desulfurization, Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems, and Reagent Usage. The full report is provided to full members and a summary is provided to associate members. Associate members may purchase the full report at a discounted price.

Information Clearinghouse
ICAC reports regularly on national and international industry news in the:

  • Executive Update Bullet Report, published weekly;
  • Inside the Air Pollution Control Industry Newsletter, published quarterly; and
  • Environmental Managers (EM) Magazine, excerpt in A&WMA journal published quarterly.

Government Relations
Federal, regional, and state clean air policy is critical to the size and shape of the air pollution control industry. ICAC has a long history of successfully influencing legislation and rules at all levels of government. ICAC conducts a vigorous government relations program designed to educate federal, regional, and state officials on the capabilities of members' air pollution control products and processes, and the industry's views on policy issues. This program includes regular face-to-face briefings and correspondence. ICAC also testifies formally and informally on proposed actions of interest to the industry. In aggressively promoting the air pollution control industry, ICAC also seeks a cooperative, rather than an adversarial, relationship with government decision-makers and other interested parties.

Industry Relations
ICAC works with many others - including regulated industry - concerning with national, state, and local environmental issues. Where possible, ICAC coordinates its government relations activities with these groups. ICAC also features users of air pollution control technology in its technical conferences, including its well-known and successful Forum Series.

Division and Committee Activities
All ICAC companies have the opportunity to attend ICAC's Annual Meeting and work with their industry peers by joining one or more of ICAC's divisions. This work includes development of technical standards, buyers guides, briefings for user groups and government decision-makers, and testimony on all major federal and regional clean air proposals, as well as selected state actions.

Current Divisions Are:

  • Emissions Measuring
  • Greenhouse Gas Control Division
  • Industrial Source Control (includes Air Toxics/VOC Control)
  • Integrated Control (includes Particulate and SO2 Control)
  • Mercury Control
  • NOx Control

These Divisions form Committees as appropriate.

Media Relations
ICAC maintains continuing contact with the media and is a central source of information on matters involving the air pollution control industry. The Institute, for example, issues press releases, and provides background, explanatory and corrective data for news stories.

Promotion of Technology through Journals
ICAC maintains relationships with various trade journals in which the association writes technical articles on relevant topics. For example, ICAC writes quarterly columns in A&WMA’s Environmental Managers (EM) Magazine.

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