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Businesses

Working Together for a Better Tomorrow

The SacMetro AQMD interacts with the business community in many ways. We regulate businesses with operations that may affect air quality in the region. We also have a grant and incentive program that helps local businesses offset the cost of purchasing new and cleaner equipment. This page contains links to valuable information about rules, permit and compliance requirements, what incentive opportunities are available, how to make payments for fees and fines, how to request public records, and many other useful topics to help you become knowledgeable, stay in compliance and help improve air quality in the Sacramento region. 

 

Permits & Registrations

Application forms, advisories and rules for equipment that requires an air quality permit and information on the local agricultural engine and state portable equipment registration programs.

 

Incentive Programs

Incentive program funding available for On-Road and Off-Road vehicle technology, and for fireplace and wood stove change outs.  Information on emission reduction credits and the SEED program can also be found here.

 

Rules & Regulations

 Local rules and regulations as well as information on current and past rulemaking activities.

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Asbestos

Information about asbestos regulations for building renovations and demolitions, and construction projects that disturb asbestos-containing soils .

 

CEQA & Land

Use Planning

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires agencies to assess and mitigate air quality impacts prior to approving projects.

Find guidance and tools used in the planning, environmental and entitlement processes.

 

Compliance with

Permits & Rules

Find information on our inspection program, Title V permit program, breakdowns, business assistance and compliance advisories and how to settle an air quality violation.

 

Air Quality Plans

Comprehensive strategies designed to meet or maintain compliance with federal and state air quality standards.

  

Fireplaces &

Wood Stoves

Check out the Fireplaces & Wood Stoves page for links to regulations, change out incentives, 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.

 

Outdoor Burning

Information on different types of outdoor burns, rule and permit requirements, and links to find out the burn day status for personal and commercial outdoor burns.

 

Climate Change

Many environmental risks have been made worse by climate change based on scientific studies, including flooding, drought and wildfires. The SacMetro AQMD works with the community to reduce those impacts in the Sacramento region.

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