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

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Check Before You Burn from November 1 through February 28. The District’s wood burning law restricts or prohibits burning on days when fine particle pollution (PM2.5) is forecast to be high. If you live in Sacramento County or the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento then you must Check Before You Burn in your fireplace, wood stove, firepit or chiminea.

Wood smoke is a serious health threat to residents in our communities. It contains invisible particles that are small enough to enter the bloodstream and increases the risk of asthma, heart attack, stroke and many other health problems. Click here to get the daily burn status or you can call 1-877-NO-BURN-5, sign up for daily burn status Air Alert emails at www.SpareTheAir.com or follow on Twitter @AQMD.

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Fireplace Information Check out the District’s Fireplace Information page. 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.

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: www.capcoa.org

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).

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.