Protecting our blue skies for a healthy community!


Permit Suspension Lifted for Ag Burning

As of Monday, November 16, the burn permit suspension for agricultural burning in SLO County has been lifted.  Agricultural burning is only allowed on permissive burn days with valid burn permits required by both the APCD and CAL FIRE. Backyard Burning is still not allowed. MORE »

Switch to a Natural-Gas Fireplace & Get $$$

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 »

Double-Play Teddy Bear Sponsorship

APCD’s Director as well as APCD’s mascot, Percy the Penguin, teamed up with SLO Blues Baseball and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center to deliver 94 teddy bears, complete with an APCD pencil flag, to children at the Sierra Vista Emergency Room. MORE »


Grant Funding Available!

SLO County APCD has grant funding available for on-road trucks! Heavy heavy duty trucks can get up tp $60,000 and medium heavy duty can get up to $40,000. See if you quality today! MORE »

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.

SLO County APCD 2014 Annual Report

Protecting blue skies for a healthy community is our mission, every day. 2014 brought many opportunities and challenges for air quality protection, watch the 2014 Annual Report that was developed to showcase the hard work that was put in to preserve the air we all share. 

Los Osos Clean Air Incentives


APCD has launched their Community Clean Air Incentives for the community of Los Osos. 3 programs, 3 ways to save! Click here for more information. Press Release.

Public Opinion Survey

The APCD participated in a survey that was designed to determine the level of public understanding on local air quality issues. This study will help the APCD better focus our efforts to enhance awareness of local air quality and engage the community in working to promote clean air. MORE »

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.  MORE »

"When We Commute"  Video