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

2016 Press Releases

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12/29/2016Air District & Contra Costa Health Services collaborating to determine source of rotten-egg odor in SF & Richmond
12/28/2016Air District investigating potential sources of rotten-egg odor in SF & Richmond
12/28/2016
12/26/2016Permissive burn season closes for stubble fires
12/26/2016
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Permissive burn season closes for stubble fires
12/22/2016Media Advisory: Be mindful during the holidays about fireplace use
12/22/2016
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12/21/2016Winter Spare the Air Alert called for December 22
12/21/2016
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Winter Spare the Air Alert called for December 22
12/20/2016Media Advisory: REMINDER - Winter Spare the Air Alert called again for December 21
12/20/2016
12/19/2016Two-day Winter Spare the Air Alert called for December 20 and 21
12/19/2016
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12/18/2016First Winter Spare the Air Alert of the season called for December 19
12/18/2016
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12/16/2016Air District inspectors respond to Richmond Deal Auto Wrecking fire
12/16/2016
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12/7/2016Air District honors former Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates with Lifetime Achievement Award
12/7/2016
Spare the Air Status
No Wood Burning
Spare the Air Status
  • Tuesday,
    9/29

    Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Wednesday,
    9/30

    Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 5/2/2017