North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (District) is a regional environmental regulatory agency that is a
Special District of the State of California whose jurisdiction is Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties in Northern California.
The District's primary responsibility for controlling air pollution from stationary sources
and is committed to achieving and maintaining healthful air quality throughout its tri-county jurisdiction.
District is one of thirty-five local air agencies in California and enforces local, state and federal air
part of our clean air strategy, we:
- Adopt rules that limit pollution, issue permits to ensure compliance and inspect pollution sources.
- Monitor the North Coast's air quality by operating air monitoring stations throughout the District.
- Investigate public complaints and respond to requests for information.
- Inventory and assess the health risks of toxic air emissions.
- Analyze and comment upon the air quality impact of new businesses and land developments projects.
- Administer a District burn permit program for open burning and minimize the effects of agricultural
burning through the use of smoke management plans.
- Administer various grant programs to provide incentives to utilize clean air technology and equipment.
- Partner with other government agencies to promote air quality projects.
- Provide individuals and businesses with training on Federal, State and local air pollution control topics.