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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Federal Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality

The Federal Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality (CIAQ) was established by Congress in 1983. The mission of the CIAQ is to coordinate federal indoor air quality research while facilitating the exchange of information among:

  • federal agencies
  • state governments
  • local governments
  • the research community
  • the private sector
  • the general public

The CIAQ also supports EPA’s IAQ research program required by Section 403 of the 1986 Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act (SARA).

The CIAQ is co-chaired by:

  • EPA
  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • The Department of Energy
  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Other federal departments and agencies participate as members

If you wish to attend the CIAQ Meeting in person

Please contact Executive Secratariat Laureen Burton ( with your name and organization to receive logistical details, including specific meeting room at EPA Headquarters in Washington DC. You must pass a security screening to enter EPA buildings. If using Metro-Rail, exit the system at the Federal Triangle Station, served by Silver, Orange and Blue line trains.

CIAQ Co-Chairs

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC
  • Department of Energy, DOE
  • Environmental Protection Agency, EPA
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, Department of Health and Human Services, HHS
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, Department of Labor, DOL

CIAQ Members

Contact Us

Send an e-mail to CIAQ at or write to:

Laureen Burton, Executive Secretariat
Federal Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality (CIAQ)
U.S. EPA, Indoor Environments Division (6609T)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460

Become a CIAQ Subscriber

You can also subscribe through the main CIAQ Overview page, where you can enroll using the static “Email Updates” option at the right hand side of the page.

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