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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.

SacMetro AQMD 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.

SacMetro AQMD 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.

​Strategic Direction

​VISION

Clean air for all

MISSION

Achieve state and federal clean air goals

CORE VALUES

Integrity

Teamwork

Leadership

Innovation

​STRATEGIC GOALS

  • Maximize program effectiveness while balancing environmental and economic considerations

  • Provide regional leadership in protecting public health and the environment

  • Integrate air quality consideration into transportation and land use decision-making

  • Develop and enhance diverse partnerships

  • Recruit , develop, and retain excellent staff

  • Influence, develop and implement innovative programs, and promote sustainability throughout the region

  • Increase the public's role and responsibility in improving air quality

  • Ensure fiscal responsibility and viability

​District Boards

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Board of Directors

The SacMetro AQMD is governed by a 14 member Board of Directors who reviews and approves SacMetro AQMD rules and budgets.

 

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Hearing Board

The Hearing Board is a five member quasi-judicial panel authorized to provide relief from SacMetro AQMD regulations under certain circumstances.

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