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

Air Pollution Control Measures

Air District, state of California, and federal air toxic control measures reduce air toxics emissions by targeting specific pollutants or requiring controls for specific types of emission sources.

Air District Air Toxics Rules

The following local control measures apply to specific toxic compounds or specific source types.

Hazardous Pollutants Regulation

This Air District regulation sets emissions and/or performance standards for several hazardous air pollutants and activities.

State and Federal Air Toxics Rules and Regulations

The following control measures aim to reduce toxic air contaminant, or TAC, emissions locally and nationally.

California Airborne Toxic Control Measures

Statewide mobile and stationary airborne ATCMs, originating from the California Air Toxic Contaminant Act.

California Air Toxic Contaminant Act (AB 1807)

Established in 1983, this act created a procedure for identifying and controlling TACs to protect public health.

California Air Toxic Hot Spots Program (AB 2588)

Adopted in 1987 in response to public concern about TAC emissions, this program requires facilities to report their emissions to the Air District.

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

Federal emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, originating from the Clean Air Act.

Clean Air Act

Federal law designed to control air pollution on a national level. It requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop and enforce regulations to protect the public from airborne pollutants known to be harmful to human health.

Spare the Air Status
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Spare the Air Status
  • Saturday,

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 10/4/2018