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 Quality Complaint Guidelines

Learn about the Air District's Complaint Guidelines and how we investigate air pollution concerns to ensure compliance with air quality rules and regulations. 

The Air District is updating the Air Quality Complaint Guidelines and recently completed a series of five public workshops in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Oakland, San Jose, and Martinez to solicit public input on the air quality complaint investigation process. The public comment period closed on February 12, 2020, and a summary of those comments is available online.

Air District staff are currently reviewing all of the comments and will incorporate suggestions and changes where feasible. Please check back with us in the summer when the updated Air Quality Complaint Guidelines will be posted on this web page.

Information about the recent workshops, presentation, and webcast is made available below:

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If you have questions, or need language interpretation assistance, please contact Ying Yu at the email address or phone number listed below.

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Ying Yu
Air Quality Specialist, Compliance & Enforcement


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Last Updated: 3/6/2020