Air District Operations

The Air District is taking steps to ensure Bay Area air quality and public health are protected while the shelter-in-place orders are in effect. Permits for businesses adjusting operations to aid in the public health response will also be expedited. Read more... | en Español

Air Quality Advisory

On Friday and Saturday, smoke from the August Complex Fire may impact the North Bay and parts of the East Bay, causing smoky and hazy skies. There is no Spare the Air Alert in effect and air quality is not expected to be unhealthy. See our hourly air quality data for the most up-to-date information, as well as Press Releases@AirDistrict, and our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.  Sign up for Bay Area Air Alerts.  en Español

About the Air District

Bay Area Clean Air Foundation

Find information about the Bay Area Clean Air Foundation and the financial, administrative, and overall program support it provides the Air District.

The Board of Directors created the nonprofit Bay Area Clean Air Foundation in 2008 to support the Air District’s mission by funding programs that reduce emissions and educate community members about air quality in the Bay Area.

Recent Projects

City CarShare Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) Deployment Project

The project successfully converted 10 hybrid vehicles to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, tested these vehicles in a car sharing service, and reported the results of the project in a White Paper.

The project was funded by a grant from the Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) Settlement Fund. Created as a result of an antitrust class action suit, the purpose of the Fund is to achieve clean air and fuel efficiency benefits for California consumers. Additional funding was provided by the Bay Area Clean Air Foundation and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

A guide on lessons learned and best-practices was published on September 5, 2014, and is available online.

Spare the Air Status
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Spare the Air Status
  • Saturday,

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 8/20/2014