The SacMetro AQMD has a legal obligation under federal and state law to adopt and enforce air quality regulations. These regulations are intended to protect public health and ensure that the air we breathe in Sacramento meets federal and state health standards.
A dedicated air quality inspection team plays a strong role in this important work. Inspectors are responsible for verifying compliance with air quality permits and rules as well as assisting businesses with rule and permit requirements.
Conduct inspections of permitted and unpermitted sources of air pollution for compliance with federal, state and local air quality laws
Investigate citizens' complaints about potential air quality violations occurring at permitted and unpermitted sources
Conduct inspections of renovation and demolition sites that contain asbestos through the Asbestos Program
Regulate residential wood burning for the local Check Before You Burn program
Enforce the State of California's Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP)
Assist businesses with air quality regulations and permit requirements through the Compliance Assistance Program
Administer the Mutual Settlement Program to resolve air quality violations
Investigate breakdown incidents reported by permitted facilities