Protecting our blue skies for a healthy community!  


APCD Accepting Proposals for GHG Reduction Program

The APCD invites proposals from qualified firms to provide technical assistance in the development of a greenhouse gas reduction program for residential energy retrofit projects. For more information and the official Request For Proposal, click here »  

Backyard & Ag Burning Suspended

Due to the long-standing drought conditions and high fire hazard, all backyard and agriculture burning was suspended on July 1, 2014 by County Fire Chief and in effect until further notice. The APCD and CAL FIRE will continue monitoring the situation and notify the public when conditions change and open burning is permissible.  Once burn season is underway, the APCD will launch a new Backyard Burn online credit card payment process to provide convenient Backyard Burn application and burn fee processing.

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 project is designed to increase engagement in healthy community activities currently underway in San Luis Obispo County. 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 » 

APCD Reaches Agreement with State Parks

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). With this signed agreement, State Parks has dismissed its appeal in the pending litigation related to implementation of the rule. Consent Decree » 

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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