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50 Years of SLO County APCD

50 Years of Protecting Public Healthy & Air Quality 

This year, SLO County APCD is celebrating 50 years of protecting public health and air quality here in San Luis Obispo County! The 1970 Clean Air Act authorized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to protect public health and the environment. From that, 35 local air pollution control districts were formed in California to support the community by addressing air pollution at the local level. Since then, the SLO County APCD has continued to implement industry and land use emission reduction strategies, grant programs, air quality monitoring while keeping the public updated and aware of the air quality in SLO County! To highlight air quality achievements over the last 50 years, we will share some interesting and fun factoids throughout 2020 - stories from staff, permitted businesses and grantees as well as air quality trends and accomplishments we have made - stay tuned!