South Coast AQMD unveils online tool to track permit applications

Today, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) unveiled a new online Permit Application Status tool where businesses and organizations can now track submitted permit applications from start to finish. South Coast AQMD is the first air agency in California to provide an online tool that provides this type of information clearly and easily to the public.

South Coast AQMD finds justice for Blacks, Latinos and underserved communities

Three underserved communities will soon see improvements in air quality following action taken by the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Governing Board. The Governing Board today adopted emissions reduction plans that will cut exposure to toxic air pollution in the communities of: Wilmington/West Long Beach/Carson; San Bernardino/Muscoy; and Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles/West Commerce.

SCAQMD Issues Windblown Dust Advisory

A PM10 Dust Advisory is in effect for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 through the morning of Thursday, April 11, 2019 for the Coachella Valley.  Gusty northwesterly winds across the region today have resulted in Unhealthy air quality in the Coachella Valley (Area 30) due to blowing dust. 

SCAQMD Awards More Than $47 Million in Incentive Funds to Implement and Demonstrate Cleaner Technologies and Fuels to Reduce Air Pollution

The South Coast Air Quality Management District today awarded $47.4 million to 26 businesses, organizations, universities, government agencies and utility companies in the South Coast Basin and Coachella Valley to help them purchase and upgrade their equipment with cleaner and energy efficient technologies.  Much of the funding will be directed at environmental justice communities that are close to industrial areas and are some of the hardest hit by air pollution.  The projects are located in all four counties in SCAQMD’s jurisdiction.   

Check Before You Burn This Season to Help Improve Air Quality

The seasonal air pollution prevention program extends from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28, 2019. During this four-month period, residents living in the South Coast Air Basin, including all of Orange County and the non-desert areas of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, are asked to help improve Southern California’s air quality by not burning firewood on No-Burn Days.