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The AQMD's mission is to achieve clean air and protect public health and the environment.


Smoke Update: Smoke from the King Fire will increase particulate matter (PM2.5) levels in the Sacramento region, especially in parts of El Dorado and Placer counties. PM2.5 levels will be highest during the overnight and morning hours. This pattern is expected to continue through the first part of this week. Check Current Conditions to see the latest PM2.5 readings at monitoring sites in the region.

California Adaptation Forum Comes to Sacramento The first California Adaptation Forum is being hosted by the state of California and the Local Government Commission on August 19 – 20 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. This new event will provide an opportunity to network, learn and discuss climate change adaptation issues with key leaders from throughout California. Visit to learn more about the Forum program, tours, featured speakers, and travel information. Registration is now open for this event. Don’t miss your chance to join the conversation.

The Sacramento region's 2014 Spare The Air ozone season began Thursday, May 1.
You can view the daily air quality forecast and monitoring site readings for ozone and particulate matter 2.5 at If you would like to receive the daily air quality forecast and Spare The Air Alerts via email, make sure to sign up for Air Alert.

The California Air Pollution Control Officers’ Association (CAPCOA) has compiled a statewide report, which highlights California’s progress toward clean air as well as challenges that remain in meeting health-based air quality standards. To view CAPCOA’s 2014 Progress Toward Clean Air Report, click here:

AQMD's AIRlines The 2014 Summer issue of the AQMD's AIRlines newsletter is now available online. Find out what's happening with your local air district by clicking here.

District Awarded Grant to Reduce Diesel Emissions (PDF)

Bike Share Business Plan As lead agency for the Bike Share Executive Committee, SMAQMD released the Bike Share Business Plan and eight topical Technical Working Papers on October 14, 2013.

Sacramento County Meets Federal PM10 Standards (PDF)

Facts About California’s Truck and Bus Anti-Idling Regulations (PDF).

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.

Recent amendments to New Source Review and PSD rules are effective August 19th, 2011. See the AQMD Compliance Advisory (PDF).

More Compliance Highlights

AQMD Rule 448 Advisory #14-03 Change in Vapor Recovery Testing Notification and Results Submittal September 2014 (PDF)

AQMD Rule 448 AST Updates Feb 28, 2014 (PDF)

AQMD Compliance Assistance page

Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) news.