Mendocino County

Air Quality Management District
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CEQA Information

2010 CEQA Information

What is CEQA?

CEQA, or the California Environmental Quality Act, was adopted in 1970 and incorporated in the Public Resources Code §§21000-21177. The statute requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible.

CEQA applies to projects undertaken, funded or requiring an issuance of a permit by a public agency. The analysis of a project required by CEQA usually takes the form of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Negative Declaration (ND), or Environmental Assessment (EA).

CEQA Resources and Links

    MCAQMD PM Attainment Plan(2005)

    Downloadable planning documents

    Approved Models for use by consultants

    CEQA Criteria and GHG Thresholds

    Reference Table for Adopted CEQA Thresholds of Significance

    State of California CEQA webpage link

Burn Day Status

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

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Air Quality for Mendocino

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News / Advisories

Mendocino County: Fire Season - Burning is allowed only on permissive burn days with a valid burn permit.

Air Quality Advisory For Mendocino County covering smoke impacts from wildfires in Northern California (month of August 2020). Click Here for More Information

COVID-19 AIR DISTRICT OPERATIONS - The public counter will be closed to walk-in customers. 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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