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

Highlights

Get in Gear for Bike Month It’s time to dust off your bikes and join your neighbors and co-workers in bicycling to work, school, shopping, recreation or training this May during the Sacramento region’s May is Bike Month (PDF) campaign. This is the 11th year that volunteers, public agencies, businesses and bicycling enthusiasts will partner to promote bicycling for all types of trips.

The Sacramento region’s 21st Spare The Air season (PDF) began May 1. This year’s campaign features a special focus on educating the public about the dangerous health effects of air pollution. Poor air quality affects everyone, but sensitive groups including children, pregnant women, and older adults and the elderly are at greater risk. Sign up for Air Alert to get the daily air quality forecast, follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/AQMD or on Instagram at Instagram.com/SacramentoAQMD.

2015 – California’s Progress Toward Clean Air This report includes the latest local and statewide air quality data from 2014 and highlights achievements and challenges for air quality regulators.

EPA Finalizes Updates to Air Standard for Future Wood Heaters This EPA action will help reduce emissions from wood heaters in Sacramento County. Since almost 50 percent of PM2.5 pollution in the county comes from wood burning, all efforts to reduce those emissions are necessary. For more information on the new EPA standard, visit http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters.

AB2588 Annual Diesel Engine Survey for 2014 Due to the upcoming changes to the OEHHA Health Risk Assessment Guidelines and Air Toxics “Hot Spots” program implementation procedures, the AB2588 Annual Diesel Engine Survey for 2014 is not being enforced at this time. However, those facilities wishing to submit their 2014 data may still do so by completing the online survey form.

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.

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)

Sacramento County Meets Federal PM10 Standards (PDF)

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