MECAR (Metropolitan Engineers Council on Air Resources), organized in 1965 to represent the engineering profession through its various societies in the New York metropolitan area, has four objectives: 1. To advise on standards and formulation of laws to improve air quality. 2. To serve law enforcement agencies in an advisory capacity. 3. To alert city, county, regional authorities, and the general public to pollution problems. 4. To inculcate within the engineering profession the need to cope with the sociotechnical problem. The group attempts to maintain consistency of direction of policy in matters pertaining to air quality in metropolitan areas.