Mendocino County

Air Quality Management District

  • Burn Ban is in EffectCAL FIRE announces a Burn Ban is now in effect.
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  • Black FireLocation: Black Bart Trail, North of Lake Mendocino
    Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit
    Acres Burned: 417 acres - 50% contained
    Date Started: September 13, 2014 3:48 pm
    Last update: September 15, 2014 8:10 am
    Air Quality News Advisory (click here)
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Burn Ban is in effect

CAL FIRE announces a Burn Ban is now in effect until further notice.

 All residential and open outdoor burning permits within Mendocino County are suspended. This may include training burns conducted by the State and local fire agencies.
Contact your local Fire Agency or Air Quality

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Air Quality Permits

> 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 dramatically 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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Credit Card Payments

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Air Quality for Mendocino

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News / Advisories

Happy Camp Complex Fire and Smoke Information
For Monday, September 15, 2014 through Monday, September 22, 2014
Currently, smoke concentrations are averaging in the 'Good' to 'Moderate' AQI range. Lower elevation valley and drainage areas could experience episodes of 'Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups' air quality at times, dependant upon wind direction and temperatures.
(Read Full Advisory Here)

Burn Ban is in effect for the county of Mendocino.

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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. 

  The District is managed by a five member Board of local elected officials which currently consists of all five members of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors. 

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

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