The Sacramento Air Pollution Control District was formed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in December of 1959. In July of 1996, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District was created under Health and Safety Code Sections 40960 et. seq. to monitor, promote, and improve air quality in the County of Sacramento. It is one of 35 regional air quality districts in California.
Sac Metro Air District is designated by EPA as part of the
Sacramento Federal Ozone Nonattainment Area (SFNA), which is comprised of all
of Sacramento and Yolo Counties, the eastern portion of Solano County, the
southern portion of Sutter County, the western slopes of El Dorado and Placer
Counties up to the Sierra crest, and includes four other local air districts.
Sac Metro Air District is responsible for monitoring air
pollution within the Basin and for developing and administering programs to
reduce air pollution levels below the health-based standards established by the
state and federal governments.
Clean air and a low-carbon future for all
Achieve state & federal clean air & climate goals
The Sac Metro Air District is governed by a 14 member Board of Directors who reviews and approves Sac Metro Air District rules and budgets.
The Hearing Board is a five member quasi-judicial panel authorized to provide relief from Sac Metro Air District regulations under certain circumstances.
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