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The AQMD's mission is to achieve clean air and protect public health and the environment.
The Sacramento region's 2013 Spare The Air ozone season began on Wednesday, May 1
All AQI forecasts will be for ground-level ozone air pollution, but you can continue to see monitoring site readings for both ozone and particulate matter 2.5 under Current Conditions on www.SpareTheAir.com.
AQMD's AIRlines The 2013 Spring issue of the AQMD's AIRlines newsletter is now available online. Find out what's happening with your local air district by clicking here.
Wood Burning Restrictions Over for This Season This season's mandatory Check Before You Burn program in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento ended on February 28. The program will start again on November 1, 2013. Your compliance by not burning on no burn days contributed to lower pollution and better health for residents in our communities. Thank you.
Engine surveys are due January 31, 2013 If you operate a diesel-fired emergency stand-by engine, you must complete and return this survey by January 31, 2013.
Fireplace Information The SMAQMD has added a new Fireplace Information Web page to our website. You will find links to regulations and further details about the installation and use of fireplaces, wood stoves and pellet stoves in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.
EPA Makes Final Determination: Sacramento Region Attains Federal 1-hour Ozone Standard.
A New Voice for the Sacramento Region Governor Brown has signed AB 146 (Dickinson) into law! Starting January 1, 2013, there will be a Sacramento area representative—a member of the board of directors of one of the region’s local air districts-- on the California Air Resources Board. AB 146 fulfills a longstanding desire of the region’s business and political leadership (see more from the Cleaner Air Partnership).
Recent amendments to New Source Review and PSD rules are effective August 19th, 2011. See the AQMD Compliance Advisory (PDF).
See the Smoke Impact page for information on how to protect yourself from the health effects of smoke and to find helpful fire and weather links.
More Compliance Highlights
AQMD Rule 411 Advisory Jun. 2012 (PDF) Important information for new boilers installed after August 17, 2011.
Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) news.