Protecting our blue skies for a healthy community!


Accepting Comments for 2016 Monitoring Plan

SLO County APCD is now accepting comments, until June 22, on our 2016 Ambient Air Monitoring Plan. All timely submissions will be included to the EPA along with this plan. MORE »

Wildfires and Your Health

Find out more about what you can do to protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of smoke and particulate matter. MORE »

2015 SLO County APCD Annual Report

Find out more about the hard work our agency put into keeping San Luis Obispo County skies blue in 2015! MORE »


Notice of Hearing Board Vacancy

The APCD Hearing Board has two vacant positions open. Applications are being accepted May 2 to June 2, 2016.  MORE »

Backyard Burn Season Now CLOSED

Due to warm dry conditions, continuing drought, and rapidly curing grass crop, backyard burning is suspended as of May 1, 2016. 

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Proposed Budget

A summary of the APCD's proposed budget for FY 2016-2017 is now available for public review. The request of $4,506,091 for FY 2016-2017 represents a 3% decrease from the current fiscal year budget. MORE »

Calling all Los Osos, Morro Bay, SLO & Nipomo Residents

Change out your old wood burning fireplace with a new, natural gas device and receive up to $2,000! Find out more, and see if you qualify. MORE »

APCD On Twitter

Do you want the daily burn day status and air quality updates? APCD's Twitter account keeps you up to date and in the know. Follow us today @SLOCleanAir. You can also see our live Twitter feed on the left side of our homepage!

Best Workplace for Commuters

APCD wins the title of "Best Workplaces for Commuters!" Winners were chosen based on the number of employees in each organization and the number of smart commute trips logged in 2015. MORE »

Ribbon Cutting Celebration

On January 6, APCD revealed their completed mural from their first ever Mural Contest. The winner was a Cal Poly student; her design captures the county's landscape and major landmarks in an abstract and colorful way. 

Oceano Dunes Dust Mitigation Updates

During spring 2015, 40 acres of wind/sand fencing was installed at the Oceano Dunes riding area and a monitoring station was installed southeast of Oso Flaco Lake. APCD, State Parks and ARB staff continue to meet monthly to advance the effort to achieve public health protection for downwind residents. MORE »

Refined NOA Map

APCD has further refined the region of the county that is subject to NOA evaluation. The updated buffer zones were determined based on current geological maps, site testing and evaluations.  This refinement will streamline the review time and cost associated with new development throughout the County. Click here to see your specific parcel.

CAPCOA's California Clean Air Legacy Video

This video shows the impressive work being done by the Air Districts of California. "Clean Air Legacy" was created by the California Air Pollution Control Officers' Association. More info is available at

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 » 

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. Find out more on the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition website.  MORE »