The Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is a special district created by state law to enforce local, state and federal air pollution regulations. Our vision is to achieve and maintain clean air standards throughout Placer County. In April 2000, the Board of Directors adopted the APCD's Mission Statement.
Map to the District's Offices
We are excited to announce that the District-sponsored Biochar Production GHG Offset Protocol has been accepted into the CAPCOA GHG Rx following CAPCOA Board approval on September 28, 2015. The protocol will provide a local cost effective option for CEQA mitigation, and significant air quality co-benefits through reducing open pile burning and managing hazardous forest fuel load. The Protocol can be found here.
For more information regarding biochar please view our biomass page, and click on biochar here.
Wildfire and Smoke Information
Smoke guide for outdoor activities
Proposed 2015 Triennial Progress Report, Notice of Public Workshop on September 24, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. and Notice of Public Hearing on October 8, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. See attached public notice for details.
Draft 2015 Triennial Progress Report
Proposed amendment to Rule 250, Stationary Gas Turbines, Notice of Public Hearing on October 8, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. See attached public notice for details.
Approved Final Budget FY2015-16
Fee Schedule FY15-16
GHG credits are now available for purchase from the PCAPCD's verified GHG emission reducing project: Biomass to Energy - USFS TNF SSO project. For more information on this project and the biomass energy initiatives the PCAPCD supports, Click Here, or go directly to CAPCOA's GHG Rx Program Website for credit listings.
Current Drought Compliance and Enforcement Policy (April 2014)
Biomass to Energy - Utilization
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