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Press Release Archives

2020 Press Releases

11-6-20: Better Breather Alert due to Blowing Dust Impacting Nipomo, Paso Robles & Atascadero Areas

10-1-20: Air Quality Alert Has Been Issued Through the Weekend - Smoke Impacting SLO County and Conditions are Rapidly Changing

9-11-20: Air Quality Alert - Smoke is Impacting SLO County. Smoke is Expected To Continue To Impact SLO County This Weekend

9-8-20: Smoke and Ash Impacting SLO County

9-3-20: Air Quality Alert - Smoke is Causing Increased Ozone Levels in Eastern SLO County and Increased Particulate Levels Across SLO County Into The Weekend

8-21-20: Air Quality Alert - Due to Smoke, APCD Recommends All Non-Emergency Outdoor Work in North County Be Postponed Until Air Quality Conditions Improve

8-18-20: Air Quality Alert - Smoke Impacting SLO County, Predominantly Northern SLO County

8-7-20: Notice of Vacancies Hearing Board of the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District

7-1-20: SLO County APCD Releases Frequently Asked Questions Related to Air Quality & Temporary Closure at Oceano Dunes

6-16-20: CAL FIRE Press Release on Burn Suspension

6-15-20: Health Advisory - Smoke Impacting SLO County

5-26-20: Camp Roberts Impact Range Fire Hazard Training Window June 2 through June 4

5-15-20: Better Breather Alert due to Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-15-20: Notice of Vacancies - Hearing Board of the San Luis Obispo APCD

5-5-20: Better Breather Alert Issued due to Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-21-20: Better Breather Alert Issued due to Blowing Dust Forcasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

4-14-20: Oceano Dunes Scientific Advisory Group Provides Information on the Temporary Closure's Effect on Particulate Matter Emissions

3-16-20: Effective Immediately, SLO County Air Pollution Control District Office Closed to Walk-In Customers

2-27-20: Spooner Prescribed Hazard Reduction Burn - Smoke May Be Present, February 29, 2020

2-6-20: Grant Funding Available for Marine, Infrastructure, School Buses, Woodstove Change-outs and Old Car Buy Back

 

2019 Press Releases

11-19-19: Better Breather Alert Due to Blowing Dust in the Nipomo Area

11-6-19: Notice of Hearing Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board

10-30-19: Air Quality Alert - Dust Impacting SLO County

10-28-19: Health Advisory - Smoke Impacting San Luis Obispo County

10-18-19: Better Breather Alert due to blowing dust in Nipomo Area

10-17-19: Better Breather Alert due to blowing dust in Nipomo Area

10-1-19: Better Breather Alert due to blowing dust in Nipomo Area

9-30-19NOTICE OF VACANCIES HEARING BOARD OF THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

9-27-19: Grant Funding Available for Infrastructure, School & Transit Buses, and Agricultural Equipment 

9-19-19: Better Breather Alert Issued - Blowing dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-17-19: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-17-19: Postponement Notice - Oceano Dunes Annual Report & Work plan Workshop

9-9-19: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

8-29-19: Oceano Dunes Draft 2019 Annual Report & Work Plan and Announcement of Public Workshop

8-21-19: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

7-15-19Better Breather Alert issued due to blowing dust in the Nipomo Area

7-1-19: Health Advisory: SMOKE FROM FIREWORKS EXPECTED TO IMPACT SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY BEFORE, ON & AFTER THE 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY

7-2-19: Better Breather Alert issued due to blowing dust impacting the Nipomo area

7-1-19: Better Breather Alert issued due to blowing dust impacting the Nipomo area

6-28-19: CAL FIRE Press Release Suspending Burning in SLO County

6-7-19: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-29-19: MEDIA ALERT - Camp Roberts Impact Range Fire Hazard Reduction and Training Burn on MAY 31

5-28-19: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to impact the Nipomo Area

5-7-19: Camp Roberts Impact Range Fire Hazard Training Burn Window

4-17-19: Oceano Dunes Draft PM Reduction Plan Public Workshop

4-8-19:  Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to impact the Nipomo Area April 9 through April 12, 2019

4-2-19: Rescheduled Conservation Burn & Biochar Workshop

4-1-19: Revised Oceano Dunes Draft Particulate Matter Reduction Plan & Public Workshop

3-20-19: Conservation Burn and Biochar Workshop

3-12-19: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to impact the Nipomo Area March 12, 2019

3-5-19: Oceano Dunes Draft PM Reduction Plan Released

2-14-19: Grant Funding Available

1-24-19: Launch of Regional Electric Drive 805 Coalition

 

2018 Press Releases

11-6-18: ** MEDIA ALERT ** - Camp Roberts Prescribed Burn on November 7

10-29-18: ** MEDIA ALERT ** - Fort Hunter Liggett Prescribed Burn on October 29

10-5-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-28-18: Prescribed Fire Operations Planned at Several Coastal State Parks in San Luis Obispo County

9-27-18: Request for Proposal for Legal Services for the SLO County Air Pollution Control District

9-13-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

8-31-18: Better Breather Alert Issued due to Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

8-30-18: Better Breather Alert - Particulate Pollution Impacting San Luis Obispo County

8-24-18: Air Quality Alert - Unhealthy Air Quality in San Luis Obispo County

8-20-18: Better Breather Alert - Particulate Pollution Impacting San Luis Obispo County

8-17-18: Better Breather Alert - Particulate Pollution Impacting SLO County

8-6-18: Better Breather Alert - Smoke and Blowing Dust Impacting San Luis Obispo County

8-6-18: Notice of Vacancies - Hearing Board of the Air Pollution Control District of San Luis Obispo County

8-6-18: Health Advisory - Smoke Impacting Northern SLO County

8-2-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area August 3 through August 6

7-31-18: Better Breather Alert - Due to Smoke Impacting SLO County

7-23-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area July 23 through July 27

7-6-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area July 6 through July 9

7-5-18: Grant Funding Available to Clean Up Wood Burning Devices

6-26-18: Gilardi Prescribed Burn Planned to Occur on June 27

6-11-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area 

6-6-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area June 6 through June 10

6-1-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-24-18: FREE Grant Workshop and Air Resources Board Compliance Overview Training

5-21-18: Camp Roberts Prescribed Burn Planned to Occur on May 22

5-15-18: Beter Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area from May 16 through May 20

5-7-18Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-30-18: Backyard Burning Suspended

4-30-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-27-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area from April 27 through April 30

4-19-18: Green Car Show April 21 at Laguna Lake

4-17-18: SLO County APCD Hosting Workshops Seeking Community Input on Air Protection Grants

4-13-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-12-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-11-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-26-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-19-18: SLO County APCD Provides Funding for Cleaner School Buses

3-14-18: SLO COUNTY APCD & STATE PARKS OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE DIVISION REACH AN AGREEMENT ON PROPOSED MITIGATION APPROACH

2-20-18: GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE TO CLEAN UP DIESEL EQUIPMENT & LIGHT-DUTY AUTOS THROUGHOUT SLO COUNTY

1-10-18Better Breather Alert -Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area.

 
 

2017 Press Releases

12-18-17: Smoke Impacting SLO County - APCD Extending Voluntary "Don't Light Tonight" Advisory through Dec 19

12-15-17: Smoke Impacting San Luis Obispo County

12-14-17: Smoke Continues to Impact SLO, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties - Tri-Agency Advisory Regarding Wildfire Smoke

12-12-17: Smoke Impacting SLO County - APCD Issues Voluntary "Don't Light Tonight" Advisory

12-11-17: Smoke Impacting San Luis Obispo County

12-10-17: Air Quality Update for San Luis Obispo County - Smoke Present but No Health Impacts at Present Time

12-7-17: Air Quality Alert - Smoke Impacting SLO County

11-29-17: SLO County Air Pollution Control District Welcomes a New Executive Director

11-13-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

10-20-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

10-12-17: Air Quality Alert - Smoke Impacting SLO County

10-3-17APCD Launches AirAware Text Notification System

9-29-17: Grant Funding Available to Clean Up Wood Burning Devices in Five Cities and Paso Robles Area

9-20-17 AND 9-21-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-19-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-18-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Mesa

9-15-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-12-17: National Drive Electric Week

6-15-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

6-13-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

6-12-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

6-1-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-31-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-17-17: Camp Roberts Blackline Prescribed Burn to occur May 18

5-17-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the NIpomo Area

5-12-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the NIpomo Area

5-4-17: Be Air Aware - Receive Air Quality Information Straight to your Inbox

4-28-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the NIpomo Area

4-27-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-26-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-25-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-24-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-20-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-14-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-10-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-31-17: Better Breater Alert - Blowing Dust Is Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-30-17: Better Breather Alert -  Blowing Dust Is Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-29-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Is Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-27-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-6-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

2-27-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

2-23-17: Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Mesa

2-22-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

1-27-17: Grant Funding Available to Clean Up Diesel Engines Throughout SLO County

2016 Press Releases

12-5-16FREE Grant Workshop and Reception, December 7
 
12-5-16: Better Breather Alert - Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area
 
11-16-16: Better Breather Alert - Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area
 
10-5-16: Better Breather Alert -  Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area
 
10-4-16Better Breather Alert - Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area
 
9-22-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting Nipomo Area
 
9-20-16: Air Quality Alert - Smoke Impacting San Luis Obispo County
 
8-30-16:  Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust August 30

8-17-16: Air Quality Alert - Smoke Impacting San Luis Obispo County

7-26-16: Air Quality Alert - Smoke Impacting San Luis Obispo County

6-20-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust June 20

6-14-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust June 14

5-24-16: Bike Month - May 2016

5-18-16: Media Advisory - Camp Roberts Prescribed Burn Cancelled

5-9-16: Media Advisory - Camp Roberts Prescribed Burn

4-29-16: Notice of Hearing Board Vacancies

4-26-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust April 26

4-22-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust April 22 - April 25

4-15-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area, April 15
 
4-5-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area, April 4
 
3-28-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area, March 28 & 29
 
3-25-16Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area, March 25 - 27
 
3-24-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area
 
3-23-16Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area
 
3-22-16Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area
 
3-14-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area
 
3-8-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area
 
2-1-16: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area - Mon Feb 1. 

1-28-16: Grant Funding Available to Clean Up Diesel Engines and Wood Burning Devices
 
1-4-16: Media Alert - Community's Vision of Clean Air Mural Ribbon Cutting Celebration

 

2015 Press Releases

10-28-15: Blowing Dust in the Nipomo Area

10-20-15: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-20-15: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting Nipomo Area

9-18-15Notice of Vacancy - Hearing Board of the Air Pollution Control District of SLO County

9-17-15: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting Nipomo Area

9-17-15: Public Discussion on Refinery Safety

9-10-15: Community's Vision of Clean Air Mural Contest

8-31-15: Notice of Vacancy - Hearing Board of the APCD

8-18-15: Air Quality Alert - Smoke Impacting San Luis Obispo County

8-17-15: Smoke Impacting Northern San Luis Obispo County

8-13-15: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area - Thursday, August 13, 2015. 

7-7-15: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area - Tuesday, July 7, 2015. 

6-19-15: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area - Friday, June 19, 2015. 

5-26-15: CivicSpark Block Party: Simple Steps for Energy Efficiency

5-26-15: Camp SLO Prescribed Burn Scheduled to Occur on May 27, 2015

5-19-15: Camp Roberts Prescribed Burn Scheduled to Occur on May 20, 2015

5-12-15: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-12-15: Camp Roberts Prescribed Burn Scheduled for May 2015

5-4-15: Los Osos Community Clean Air Incentives

4-29-15: 2015 Central Coast Sustainability Festival and Green Car Show

4-29-15: Hop on Your Bike - May is Bike Month!

4-24-15: Better Breather Alert, Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area Firday, April 24 and is Forecasted April 15 & 26. 

4-15-15: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area, Wed April 15

4-3-15: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-2-15: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-31-15: Better Breather Alert- Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-25-15: Better Breather Alert: Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-24-15: Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-20-15Better Breather Alert: Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area- Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22

3-18-15Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area

2-25-15: Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Area

2-2-15: Grant Funding Available to Clean Up Diesel Engines Throughout SLO County

 

2014 Press Releases

8-28-14: Notice of Vacanies for the SLO County APCD Hearing Board

10-27-14: Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Mesa

9-30-14:  Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Mesa

9-30-14:  Best Practices Workshop on Alternative Fuels

9-29-14: Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Mesa

8-5-14: Notice of Vacancies for the SLO County APCD Hearing Board

7-23-14: Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Mesa

6-24-14: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust is Impacting the Nipomo Mesa

6-17-14: Bike to the Blues Baseball Game and the First 200 Get in Free!

5-28-14: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area, Wed, May 28 - Sunday June 1

5-16-14: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area, Saturday, May 17 - Monday, May 19

5-14-14: May 16 is Bike to Work Day! Join Us and Visit an Energizer Station in Your Community

5-2-14: Be a Savvy Commuter & Enjoy Clean Air

5-2-14: Hop On Your Bike - May is Bike Month!

4-30-14: Walk Somewhere Wednesdays

4-29-14: Be Air Aware

4-28-14: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-28-14: Air Quality Awareness Week - What Do You Know About Your Local Air Quality?

4-22-14: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacts the Nipomo Area

3-26-14: Air District Board Reaches Agreement with State Parks

3-17-14: Better Breater Alert - Blowing Dust Impacts the Nipomo area

3-10-14: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacts the Nipomo Area

3-6-14: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacts the Nipomo Area

3-3-14: Backyard Burn Season Begins

2-19-14: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacts the Nipomo Area

1-22-14: Air Quality Alert - Air quality has deteriorated due to stagnant conditions

1-8-14: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacts on the Nipomo Mesa

 

2013 Press Releases 

 12-18-13: Air Quality Alert - Deteriorating Air Quality Due to Fire Impacts

10-1-13: Bike & Pedestrian Breakfast to Celebrate Rideshare Month 2013

9-30-13: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacts the Nipomo Mesa

9-25-13: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacts the Nipomo Mesa

9-20-13: School Bus Grant Program Launched in SLO County

9-17-13: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Mesa

7-31-13: Smoke from Wildfires Impacts SLO County Air Quality

7-23-13: Notice of Meeting Cancellation

6-18-13: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-29-13: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-28-13: Camp Roberts Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Wedesday, May 29, 2013

5-28-13: Get on Your Bike and Join the Group Commute

5-22-13: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacts the Nipomo Mesa

5-3-13:  Air Quality Alert - Deteriorating air quality due to wildfire impacts

4-25-13: Fire Season Begins Dooryard Burnining Suspend

4-22-13: Judge Crandall Rules in Support of APCD's Dust Rule

4-17-13: Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact Nipomo Area

4-16-13: Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

4-12-13: Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

4-9-13: Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

4-2-13: Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

3-21-13 Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

3-18-13 Change in Air Quality Index Scale for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)

1-14-13 Air Quality Deteriorated Due to Stagnant Conditions

1-10-13 Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

1-7-13 South County Community Monitoring Project Public Meeting

 

2012 Press Releases

9-14-12 Odor Advisory

7-10-12 Ozone Levels Expected to Result in Exceedance of Federal Air Quality Standard, Poor Air Quatliy is Forecasted to Impact Eastern San Luis Obispo County

6-26-12 Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

6-07-12 Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

6-05-12 Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

5-29-12 Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact teh Nipomo Area- Exceedance of Federal Air Qualtiy Standards Forecasted for Upcoming Weekend

5-24-12 Blowing Dust Expected to Result in Exceedance of Federal Air Quality Standards

5-21-12 Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

5-09-12 Bike-In Movie and Free Breakfast

5-04-12 Bring the Energy Savings Home

5-03-12 Use Your Purchase Power & Save

5-02-12 Energy Conservation – It Saves

5-01-12 Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

5-01-12 Clean Up Your Commute

4-30-12 Be Air Aware

4-27-12 Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

4-16-12 Blowing Dust is Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area Through Thursday

4-09-12 "When We Communte" Music Video Hornored with Two Awards at the Santa Barbara Green Shorts Film Festival 

3-27-12 Music Video Featuring Percy the Penguin and Mr. Eco

 

2011 Press Releases

08-31-11 South County Particulate Matter Workshop

06-21-11 New Grant Programs Replace Old Tractors, Construction Equipment and Heavy-Duty Trucks

02-18-11 Agencies Embrace Streamlined Approach to Reduce Particulate Matter from Oceano Dunes

02-16-11 Grant Workshop Hosted by APCD and the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition, February 24, 2011

02-10-11 Climate Protection Curriculum Shared with SLO County Schools