Protecting our blue skies for a healthy community!  


2014 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 »

Annual Open Burn Season

December 8, marked the start of the 2014-2015 open burn season in San Luis Obispo County. The burn season, which typically runs through the end of April, allows the burning of residential yard trimmings in backyards and agricultural waste. 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

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 »

"When We Commute"  Video


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