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

Inspection Procedures

View inspection guidelines and procedures that help businesses maintain compliance and prevent violations of air quality laws and regulations.

Guidelines and Procedures

These guidelines and procedures are a resource for Air District staff and the public to answer questions about inspections, compliance, enforcement, and to help train new inspectors.

As new guidelines and procedures are developed, some of them may undergo a public comment period before final release. If so, they will be posted on the Public Notices page.


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Planning and Climate Protection
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Spare the Air Status
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Spare the Air Status
  • Saturday,

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 5/20/2015