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

California Environmental Quality Act

Learn about the California Environmental Quality Act and the Air District’s efforts to reduce local air quality and greenhouse gas impacts from proposed projects and plans.

CEQA is California's broadest environmental law. It helps guide the Air District in identifying and minimizing the potential air quality impacts of plans and projects within the Bay Area. CEQA requires the Air District to follow a procedure of analysis and public disclosure of proposed projects, and to reduce or eliminate any related environmental impacts. The Air District prepares CEQA documents for our air quality plans and regulations, and also provides guidance to other public agencies regarding recommended methods for analyzing and reducing air quality impacts.

CEQA Guidelines

The Air District is initiating an update to its thresholds of significance and CEQA Guidelines. Learn about the Air District’s update to the CEQA Guidelines, which help agencies evaluate and minimize air quality impacts from proposed projects and plans.

CEQA Comment Letters

View letters sent to local cities and counties by the Air District commenting on a project’s air quality analysis.

CEQA Tools

Access tools, resources, and documents that help agencies analyze local, regional and global air quality impacts from proposed projects and plans.

CEQA Meetings and Training

View information about past and upcoming meetings and free training sessions regarding the California Environmental Quality Act.

Community Risk Reduction Plans

View plans developed by the Air District and Bay Area communities to reduce local air quality risks and hazards.

Spare the Air Status
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Spare the Air Status
  • Saturday,

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 6/20/2019