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Backyard Burn Season has begun, however, due to ongoing drought conditions and the expectation of dry conditions returning, fire season rules remain in effect. Therefore, backyard burning will only be authorized with valid burn permits from BOTH APCD & CAL FIRE. CAL FIRE Press Release. Back Yard Burn Permit. Agricultural Burn Permit.
When the days turn cold, many turn to woodstoves and fireplaces for warmth, not realizing the potential health effects wood smoke can cause in our neighborhoods & in our homes. Click here to see our latest flyers on wood smoke & health impacts, or visit our "Burning" page for more information on burning and how it impacts your health.
The EPA's Burn Wise Program has recently developed three new videos to promote cleaner wood-burning. The videos highlight the health effects related to PM exposure from residential wood smoke. Check them out!
Efforts are currently underway for Paso Robles, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach to develop a Climate Action Plan that best suits their city. Draft Cilmate Action Plans are currently available for public review and soon to be heard by the six City Councils. More »
APCD and the SLO County Public Health Department have collaborated on an educational campaign to bring awareness and understanding on air quality and how it affects your health. To find out more about the program and see where you can get your own copy of the brochures, click here.
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 District fiscal actions over the next five years. Strategic Action Plan and Fiscal Plan »
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 »