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Local Agricultural Burn Ban Lifted

Effective November 24, CAL FIRE lifted the suspension of agricultural burning throughout SLO County. Both CAL FIRE and APCD burn permits are required for all agricultural burning projects. Residential backyard burning will not be allowed until fire season is closed. CAL FIRE Press Release APCD Ag Burn Permit More »

ARB Training Classes Coming to SLO

On Nov 24, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold two courses on their diesel engine regulations at the SLO County Library Community Room, 995 Palm, SLO. The first class at 9:30 a.m. will be a Spanish spoken course about the ARB's On-Road Truck Regulation.  The second class at 1 p.m. will focus on both the ARB's Off-Road Equipment & On-Road Truck Regulations. Grant information will be presented at both classes.

OutsideIn SLO

APCD is participating in a new pilot project led by the California State Department of Public Health and the SLO County Public Health Department that is focused on the connection between climate protection and health throughout our region. The goal of OutsideIn SLO is to educate the community on the interrelationship of climate change and health while empowering the community to make healthy choices with multiple benefits.  More » 

Interagency Refinery Task Force on Refinery Safety

CalEPA formed an Interagency Refinery Task Force on refinery safety with membership that includes ten state agencies, U.S. EPA, and local agencies from areas of the state that contain refineries. They are working to achieve the highest level of safety for refinery workers and local communities, and to prepare for and effectively respond to emergencies if they occur. More » 

California's Progress Toward Clean Air Report

The California Air Pollution Control Officers' Association (CAPCOA), which represents all 35 local air quality agenices throughout California, released their annual "California's Progress Toward Clean Air" report to provide information from these agencies on California's progress toward cleaner air and the challenges that remain in meeting health-based air quality standards. Report » 

Coastal Dunes Dust Rule Status

On September 24, the APCD Board took action to sign an amended Consent Decree with California State Parks, which defines the process to implement Rule 1001 (APCD's Coastal Dunes Dust Rule). On November 12, the California State Parks, Air Resources Board and APCD will provide an update to the APCD Board on the implementation of Rule 1001. More » 

Air Quality & Your Health Infographic

Ever wonder how the air quality around you affects the health of you, your neighbors and your pets? Check out our infographic to see a highlight on what air pollution is and how you can help protect the blue skies in San Luis Obispo County! More » 

Get $1,000 to scrap out your old car!

Vehicles must: 

 - Be 1993 and older

 - Be registered in SLO County for at least 2 years

 - Pass the Smog Checks required   by California DMV

For more requirements and information, click here. Or call 800-717-7624.

Strategic Action Plan & Fiscal Plan

The APCD's Strategic Action Plan identifies key issues, priorities, and efforts to achieve the District's mission and mandates over the next 5 years. The 2013 - 2017 Fiscal Plan is a guide to direct District monetary actions over a five year periodStrategic Action Plan and Fiscal Plan »

Tri-County APCDs Working on Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness

APCDs in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura, C-5 and the Community Environmental Council has secured grant funding to develop an EV Community Readiness Plan for the Central Coast.  More »

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