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May 29. Backyard Burn Season closed. Ag requires a LE-5 permit





Protecting Our Blue Skies for A Healthy Community
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The Air Pollution Control District's proposed budget of $5,581,399 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024 is available and represents a 7% decrease from FY 2022-2023. Per District Rule 302, amended in June 2022, the following changes apply beginning July 1, 2023:

  • The District’s permit renewal factor “x”, which is applicable to all permit renewal fee categories detailed in Rule 302, Section E, increases 6%, from $88 to $93. Individual permit renewal fees increase accordingly based on each stipulated fee formula.
  • The District’s hourly billing rate “r” for reimbursable permit services is adjusted 7.9%, increasing from $180.00 to $194.22 based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Click here to view a summary of the FY 2023-2024 Proposed Budget and supporting documents, including a current schedule of fees (in PDF format). This summary is also available (starting April 14) for public review on weekdays, 8:00 am to noon, and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at the SLO County APCD office, and at the public libraries in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo during their normal business hours.

Most of the District’s funding comes from fees paid by businesses and industries that cause air pollution and from an air quality fee for vehicles registered in San Luis Obispo County. Other minor funding sources include state and federal grants and some property taxes. The APCD does not ordinarily receive funding from city or county general funds.

The District operates on the governmental fiscal cycle that begins on July 1 of each year and ends on June 30. The budget allocation for FY 2023-2024 is scheduled for hearing presentation at the June 1 and June 21, 2023 APCD Board meetings, with final approval scheduled for the June 21 meeting. 

Fiscal Plan

The Fiscal Plan evaluates historical and projected future APCD expenditures and revenue in the context of the adopted Strategic Action Plan (SAP) and current fiscal constraints. It also identifies the fiscal strategies needed to ensure the District has sufficient resources to accomplish our mission and mandates into the foreseeable future. 
Click here to view the current Fiscal Plan