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

Register Equipment

Register your EPA-certified or pellet-fueled wood-burning device for a sole source of heat exemption, or register qualifying small sources of air pollution for permission to operate through Air District registration programs.

Exempt Wood Stove Registration

Effective November 1, 2016, for anyone claiming an exemption from Winter Spare the Air Alert burn bans because his or her sole source of heat is a wood-burning device, Air District regulations require that this device be EPA-certified or pellet-fueled and that it be registered with the Air District.

Small Source Equipment Registrations

The Air District allows qualifying small sources of air pollution to obtain permission to operate through a registration program instead of the regular Authority to Construct/Permit to Operate process.  After receiving the Certificate of Registration, the owner/operator can operate the registered equipment during the registration period.  The owner/operator should review the Terms and Conditions on the certificate to ensure compliance with all requirements.

New Online System

Owners or operators of the following types of equipment may be eligible to register new equipment or renew existing permits through the new Online Permitting System:

Online Permitting System
Eligible facilities can log in to apply for new registrations and renewals on the Air District's online permitting system web page.

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Open Burn Status and Underground Tanks

415 749-4999

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Spare the Air Status
No Wood Burning
Spare the Air Status
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    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 7/2/2020