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

Wood Burning Prohibited

Spare the Air Alert in effect through Friday, October 2.  Wood burning is banned.  Burn bans can occur year-round for wildfires. Smoke from wildfires is impacting air quality.  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

Mission Statement

The Air District aims to create a healthy breathing environment for every Bay Area resident while protecting and improving public health, air quality, and the global climate.

Values

Five core values drive all aspects of our work and vision for the future:

Excellence

Our programs and policies are founded on science, developed with technical expertise, and executed with distinction.

Leadership

We are at the forefront of air quality improvement and pioneer new strategies to achieve healthy air and protect the climate.

Collaboration

We include and engage all stakeholders to create broad acceptance for healthy air solutions.

Dedication

Our staff are genuinely committed to our mission and values.

Equity

We maintain the right of Bay Area residents to breathe clean air.

Goals

We aim to achieve our mission through a number of strategic goals:

  • Reduce and eliminate health problems caused by air pollution.
  • Achieve and maintain air quality standards for all criteria pollutants.
  • Create high-quality, relevant regulatory programs and ensure they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
  • Through incentives and partnerships, establish the Bay Area as a leading area for emissions reductions in mobile sources, land-use planning, innovative technology, and energy.
  • Through educational programs and partnerships, engage all Bay Area residents to spare the air every day.
  • Serve as an air quality authority in the development of policy and information.
  • Apply state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and technology in our operations.
  • Retain a top-performing and motivated workforce.
  • Apply environmental stewardship best practices in our operations.

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Main Office

415.749.5000

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Spare the Air Status
No Wood Burning
Spare the Air Status
  • Thursday,
    10/1

    Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Friday,
    10/2

    Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 11/2/2016