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View answers to Frequently Asked Questions about air quality and the Air District's activities.

Air District FAQ Topics

What is the Bay Area Air Quality Management District?

The Air District is the regional government agency responsible for air quality in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma. The Air District was created by state law in 1955.

We measure and analyze air quality, develop air quality rules, ensure that businesses comply with air pollution laws and regulations, give grants to encourage clean air, work with communities to improve air quality, and administer the Spare the Air and Winter Spare the Air programs.

Our mission is to protect and improve public health, air quality, and the global climate.

I am interested in finding out about job opportunities or summer internships. Who can I contact?

Please contact the Human Resources office directly at 415-749-4980 or visit for current job announcements.

How can I get access to public records maintained by the Air District?

The easiest and quickest way to make a request is to use the Air District’s online Public Records request page. You will receive a reply e-mail that describes and confirms the request and assigns it an identifying number.  You can also call 415 749-4761.

Spare the Air Status

Last Updated: 7/15/2015