Air District Operations

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Wood Burning Prohibited

Spare the Air Alert in effect on Sunday, September 27, and Monday, September 28.  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

Air District Leadership

amended2 The Air District’s leaders oversee its operations, support its mission, and guide its approach to managing and improving air quality in the Bay Area.

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Executive Officer/APCO

Jack P. Broadbent serves as the Chief Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control Officer, for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District). In this position, Mr. Broadbent is responsible for directing the Air District's programs to achieve and maintain healthy air quality for the 7 million people that reside in the nine county region of California's San Francisco Bay Area.

Mr. Broadbent joins the Air District after serving more than two and a half years as the Director of the Air Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX. In that position, Mr. Broadbent was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Clean Air Act as well as indoor air quality and radiation programs for the Pacific Southwest region of the United States. Before serving at the EPA, Mr. Broadbent worked for the South Coast Air Quality Management District as a Deputy Executive Officer, Director of Planning and other senior management positions. While at the South Coast District, Mr. Broadbent directed the development of a number of landmark programs that contributed to significant improvements in air quality in the Los Angeles region.

Mr. Broadbent also has experience in private industry. In the 1980s, Mr. Broadbent served as Corporate Environmental Programs Manager for the largest private employer in California: Hughes Aircraft Company.

Mr. Broadbent holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science—both from the University of California at Riverside.

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Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer – Operations

Wayne Kino serves as a Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer and oversees the operations programs at the Air District, including the Compliance and Enforcement Division, the Meteorology and Measurements Division, and the Communications Office.

Mr. Kino has been with the Air District for more than 30 years. Mr. Kino started his career with the Air District as an Inspector and worked his way up by serving in the Field Engineering Section, the Rule Development Office, and as a Manager in the Compliance and Enforcement Division before taking on this most recent role. During his time at the Air District, Mr. Kino has led the Compliance and Enforcement Division through the development and implementation of enhanced enforcement policies, procedures, and programs. He has substantial experience and skill in air pollution regulation. Before coming to the Air District, Mr. Kino worked for the US Park Service at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and at the Chevron Richmond Refinery. Mr. Kino earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from UC Berkeley.

Brian C. Bunger

District Counsel

Brian C. Bunger is the District Counsel for the Air District. As the Air District’s chief legal officer, Mr. Bunger is the principal manager for all legal affairs of the agency, including litigation, legal aspects of enforcement actions pursued by the Air District, contracts review and negotiations, providing counseling on regulatory and administrative law issues, and acting as Counsel to the Air District’s Executive Officer, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council.

Mr. Bunger joined the Air District in 2000 as the agency’s Senior Assistant Counsel and was appointed its District Counsel by the Board of Directors in 2002. Mr. Bunger is also General Counsel and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Clean Air Foundation, and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Air and Waste Management Association. From Fall 2004 through 2006, Mr. Bunger was the Chair of the Attorneys’ Committee of the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association.

Prior to joining the Air District, Mr. Bunger was in private practice in San Francisco, handling a broad range of environmental counseling and litigation matters.

Mr. Bunger holds a Bachelor of Arts, with High Honors, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Bunger has been a member of the California Bar since 1989.

Wayne Kino

Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer – Operations

Wayne Kino serves as a Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer and oversees the operations programs at the Air District, including the Compliance and Enforcement Division, the Meteorology and Measurements Division, and the Communications Office.

Mr. Kino has been with the Air District for more than 30 years. Mr. Kino started his career with the Air District as an Inspector and worked his way up by serving in the Field Engineering Section, the Rule Development Office, and as a Manager in the Compliance and Enforcement Division before taking on this most recent role. During his time at the Air District, Mr. Kino has led the Compliance and Enforcement Division through the development and implementation of enhanced enforcement policies, procedures, and programs. He has substantial experience and skill in air pollution regulation. Before coming to the Air District, Mr. Kino worked for the US Park Service at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and at the Chevron Richmond Refinery. Mr. Kino earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from UC Berkeley.

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Spare the Air Status
No Wood Burning
Spare the Air Status
  • Sunday,
    9/27

    Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Monday,
    9/28

    Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 3/5/2018