Date

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Air District is hosting a public workshop in San Francisco on two rule amendments that are part of the Air District’s Wildfire Air Quality Response Program.

Spare the Air Status
Spare the Air Status
  • Tuesday,
    7/23

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

At the workshops, the public, local government, and industries will have an opportunity to learn about the draft rules, ask questions of Air District staff, and share feedback and ideas to inform the final rule making process. 

Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
4 - 6 PM
Bay Area Metro Center
Yerba Buena Conference Room, 1st Floor
375 Beale Street, San Francisco

Proposed amendments to rules include:

Draft amendments to Regulation 5 complement statewide efforts to prevent catastrophic wildfires through prescribed burning. The draft amendments will exempt public agencies from open burning fees when conducting prescribed burns for wildfire prevention.

Draft amendments to Rule 6-3 aim to further protect public health when wildfire smoke affects air quality in the Bay Area. The draft amendments would allow the Air District to call a Spare the Air Alert year-round to notify the public when particulate matter is expected to exceed unhealthy levels. A Mandatory Burn Ban, which prohibits the use of wood-burning devices, is announced through a Spare the Air Alert.

For more information about the proposed rule amendments, visit the Air District's Rules Under Development web page.

For those who cannot attend, a live webcast will be available on July 24 at 4 PM, or an archived video will be available on the Rules Under Development page.

To submit comments or questions on the amendments or the workshop report, contact Patrick Wenzinger at 415-749-4934 or . The comment deadline is Monday, August 12, 2019.

For language interpretation, contact Aneesh Rana, , 415-749-4914 at least 72 hours before the workshop.

View press release.

Last Updated: 7/11/2019