Thursday, September 07, 2023

The Air District is announcing the launch of a web tool that provides searchable information for all the notices of violation, or NOVs, that the agency has issued within the past five years. This new web tool allows the public to access enforcement information concerning NOVs issued to facilities across the Bay Area.

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This new web tool lists NOVs and related searchable information such as location, facility name, current enforcement status and penalty amount. The table will be updated daily, and this data can also be downloaded.

The Air District conducts comprehensive inspections to determine compliance with the agency’s rules, permit conditions and legal requirements, as well as applicable state and federal regulations. When the Air District discovers an air quality violation, it issues an NOV. In most cases, a facility can resolve an NOV by taking corrective action and paying a penalty. For significant penalties of $100,000 or more, the Air District notifies the public through press releases and email notifications.

The release of this web tool is supported by increased enforcement resources and coordination among stakeholders. The Air District is also actively seeking legislative remedies to increase the maximum penalties allowed by law.  

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Last Updated: 9/7/2023