Protecting our blue skies for a healthy community!


Smoke Impacts from Wildfires

The SLO County APCD continues to monitor any air quality impacts related to the wildfires burning in our county. For more information, visit our Press Release page. You can also subscribe to our Twitter feed to stay up to date. 

Accepting Applications for Cleaner School Buses

APCD is currently accepting applications for the Lower-Emission School Bus Program to replace old, high-emitting public school buses and equip existing diesel school buses with retrofit devices. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2015.  MORE »

Refined NOA Map

APCD has further refined the region of the county that is subject to NOA evaluation. The updated buffer zones were determined based on current geological maps, site testing and evaluations.  This refinement will streamline the review time and cost associated with new development throughout the County. Click here to see your specific parcel.

SLO County APCD 2014 Annual Report

Protecting blue skies for a healthy community is our mission, every day. 2014 brought many opportunities and challenges for air quality protection, watch the 2014 Annual Report that was developed to showcase the hard work that was put in to preserve the air we all share. 

Los Osos Clean Air Incentives


APCD has launched their Community Clean Air Incentives for the community of Los Osos. 3 programs, 3 ways to save! Click here for more information. Press Release.

Oceano Dunes Dust Mitigation

On September 24, 2014, the APCD Board took action to sign an amended Consent Decree with California State Parks, which defines the process to implement Rule 1001 (APCD's Coastal Dunes Dust Rule). On November 12, the California State Parks, Air Resources Board and APCD will provide an update to the APCD Board on the implementation of Rule 1001. MORE » 

Public Opinion Survey

The APCD participated in a survey that was designed to determine the level of public understanding on local air quality issues. This study will help the APCD better focus our efforts to enhance awareness of local air quality and engage the community in working to promote clean air. MORE »

CAPCOA's California Clean Air Legacy Video

This video shows the impressive work being done by the Air Districts of California. "Clean Air Legacy" was created by the California Air Pollution Control Officers' Association. More info is available at

Interagency Refinery Task Force on Refinery Safety

CalEPA formed an Interagency Refinery Task Force on refinery safety with membership that includes ten state agencies, U.S. EPA, and local agencies from areas of the state that contain refineries. They are working to achieve the highest level of safety for refinery workers and local communities, and to prepare for and effectively respond to emergencies if they occur. MORE » 

Air Quality & Your Health Infographic

Ever wonder how the air quality around you affects the health of you, your neighbors and your pets? Check out our infographic to see a highlight on what air pollution is and how you can help protect the blue skies in San Luis Obispo County! MORE » 

 Get $1,000 to scrap out your old car!

Vehicles must: 

 - Be 1993 and older

 - Be registered in SLO County for at least 2 years

 - Pass the Smog Checks required   by California DMV

For more requirements and information, click here. Or call 800-717-7624.

Strategic Action Plan & Fiscal Plan

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 to direct District monetary actions over a five year periodStrategic Action Plan and Fiscal Plan »

Tri-County APCDs Working on Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness

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 »

"When We Commute"  Video


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