North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District
707 L Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Office (707) 443-3093
Fax (707) 443-3099

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am- 12pm, 1-4pm

Burn Day Information
(707) 443-7665 or
(866) BURN-DAY
[866-287-6329]

Complaint Hotline
(707) 444-2233
Compliance & Enforcement
The primary function of the Compliance and Enforcement Division (C&E Division) is to protect the health of our citizens by ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and local air quality regulations. One way this is accomplished is by inspecting permitted sources to ensure they are complying with permit conditions and emission limits. Another function of the C&E Division is to offer training to the public to prevent violations through education.
The two main enforcement tools utilized by the District are the Notice of Violation (NOV) and the Notice to Apply for a Permit (NTA). These Notices are a formal record of the District's finding that a violation of a Local, State, or Federal law affecting air quality has occurred. In most cases, a violation can be settled by taking corrective action and paying a penalty. A NOV can also involve monetary penalties, civil suits, or criminal prosecution in serious pollution cases.
Notice of Violation
This notice is used to document all violations, unless the violation is considered minor. Violations are normally documented during field inspections or complaint investigations.
Notice to Apply for a Permit
This notice is used to notify a person or facility that certain equipment and/or operations require a District permits(s) and that a permit application must be filed with the District within a specified time frame (usually within ten days).
If you receive a Compliance Notice, what should you do?
First, take immediate corrective action to prevent the violation from recurring. Each additional day may be considered an additional and separate violation.
Next, advise the District in writing within 10 days of the action taken to correct the violation. Your response does not necessarily prevent further legal action by the District, but the content, promptness, indication of corrective action(s) taken, and cooperation of your response will be considered and evaluated during penalty assessment.
If you are unable to correct the violation immediately and must continue to use the equipment or process that resulted in a Notice of Violation, you may petition the NCUAQMD Hearing Board for a variance following the procedures of District Regulation VI - Hearing Board Procedures. If granted a variance, you are then allowed to legally operate the equipment causing the violation while you are working to correct the problem. A variance cannot be granted from the requirement to apply for a permit. Contact the District for further information on petitioning the Hearing Board.
Unusually serious violations that could have been prevented or that show willful disregard for public health and air pollution control laws will be referred directly for criminal prosecution. Criminal penalties for such violations may be a high as $250,000 for each day of violation or one year in jail, or both.
Current Information
for
All 3 Zones
PERMISSIVE BURN DAY?
DATE
YES
NO
CALL
2017-04-26
2017-04-27
2017-04-28
2017-04-29
2017-04-30
2017-05-01
2017-05-02

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Today:
Wednesday April 26th

For burn day status call
1-866-287-6329
Did You Know?
Without a valid burn permit, burning illegally could cost you up to $10,000.00 in fines
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