The Sacramento Air Pollution Control District was formed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in December of 1959. In July of 1996, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District was created under Health and Safety Code Sections 40960 et. seq. to monitor, promote, and improve air quality in the County of Sacramento. It is one of 35 regional air quality districts in California.
SacMetro AQMD is designated by EPA as part of the
Sacramento Federal Ozone Nonattainment Area (SFNA), which is comprised of all
of Sacramento and Yolo Counties, the eastern portion of Solano County, the
southern portion of Sutter County, the western slopes of El Dorado and Placer
Counties up to the Sierra crest, and includes four other local air districts.
SacMetro AQMD is responsible for monitoring air
pollution within the Basin and for developing and administering programs to
reduce air pollution levels below the health-based standards established by the
state and federal governments.
Clean air for all
Achieve state and federal clean air goals
Maximize program effectiveness while balancing environmental and economic considerations
Provide regional leadership in protecting public health and the environment
Integrate air quality consideration into transportation and land use decision-making
Develop and enhance diverse partnerships
Recruit , develop, and retain excellent staff
Influence, develop and implement innovative programs, and promote sustainability throughout the region
Increase the public's role and responsibility in improving air quality
Ensure fiscal responsibility and viability
The SacMetro AQMD is governed by a 14 member Board of Directors who reviews and approves SacMetro AQMD rules and budgets.
The Hearing Board is a five member quasi-judicial panel authorized to provide relief from SacMetro AQMD regulations under certain circumstances.
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