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Burn Suspension Lifted

Mendocino County entered Lifted Burn Suspension on October 11th. All open burning requires a permit from air quality and your local fire agency. 

Open burning is allowed only on permissive burn days with a valid fire burn permit AND air quality burn permit. Contact your local Fire Agency and Air Quality for more information..

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Air quality permits, like building permits and other business permits, are a part of doing business. 

> When do I need an air quality permit?
> Why do I need an air quality permit?
> How do I apply for an air quality permit and what is the fee?..

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Carl Moyer - Engine Funding

Grants to help you meet Air Quality Regulations. 

The Carl Moyer Program provides incentive grants for cleaner-than-required engines and diesel-powered equipment.

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Diesel Engines

Information for owners of Portable and Stationary Diesel Engines in Mendocino County. 

> Do I need a permit to use my engine?
> What should I know prior to purchasing an engine?
> What is a stationary engine?
> What is a portable engine?

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Renovation and Demolition

Although asbestos use declined in recent decades, it's still used and found in existing building materials. 

> Are new building materials asbestos free?
> No asbestos was found, do I still need to notify the District?

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Dust Control

Fugitive dust suppression information for construction and grading activities. 

Fugitive dust is caused by grading, track-out from equipment and vehicles, exposed stockpiles, unpaved roads, staging areas, parking lots, etc.

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Burn Day Status

For todays burn day status please call 707-463-4391. .

Burn Permit Application> Click Here
SMP Online Burn Request> Click Here

Credit Card Payments

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Air Quality for Mendocino

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News / Advisories

Mendocino County: Burn Suspension Lifted. - All open burning requires a fire and air quality burn permits.

Air Quality Advisory For Mendocino County covering smoke impacts from wildfires in California. Click Here for More Information

AB 617 Community Air Protection Incentive Projects - AB 617 Community Air Protection Incentives to Reduce Emissions. Click Here for More Information

Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust - provides about $423 million for California to mitigate the excess nitrogen oxide emissions caused by VW's use of illegal emissions testing defeat devices in certain VW diesel vehicles.. Click Here for More Information

Air District Relaxes Portable Diesel Engine Enforcement - ARB has determined the standards for DPM may not be feasible. Click Here for More Information

The District Mission

  The mission of the Mendocino County Air Quality Management District is to protect and manage air quality, an essential public resource upon which the health of the community depends. 

  Mendocino County Air Quality Management District is one of 35 local Air Districts in California.

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