Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (SLOAPCD)’


The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD or District) is the local agency working to protect the health of San Luis Obispo County residents by preserving good air quality. By partnering with the local communities and businesses, we implement regulations and programs to reduce air pollution and assist the county in reaching all outdoor air quality standards.

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Waage urges council to reject dunes study

A Pismo Beach city councilman wants his colleagues to agree on Tuesday to ask the San Luis Obispo County air-quality board to reject a proposed rule to regulate fugitive dust emissions at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Park. The... (Continue reading)

Oceano opposes proposed dune regulations

The Oceano Community Services District voted 4-0 to send a letter to county air regulators opposing proposed rules that place fines on the state for not improving air quality at the dunes. [Tribune] Board members voiced concerns over the effect... (Continue reading)

APCD moves closer to dust rule for Oceano Dunes

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District voted to start monitoring and regulating particulate matter in the air downwind from the Oceano Dunes, on Wednesday. The APCD contends evidence from a scientific study it produced show that off-road... (Continue reading)

Northern SLO County ranked nation’s smoggiest small metropolitan area

Environment America ranked San Luis Obispo, Atascadero and Paso Robles as the nation’s smoggiest small metropolitan area–an area with a population of less than 250,000–in a report released Wednesday. [KSBY] Overall, the area was ranked number 17 of the nation’s... (Continue reading)

County official admits to manipulating air quality forecasts

Manipulations of air quality forecasts in the south San Luis Obispo County region caused as many as 100 days to be given “yellow,” moderate alert, rather than “green,” safe air quality, status. An official at a San Luis Obispo County Air... (Continue reading)

Neighbors’ complaints shut down green waste recycling

A battle over the smell of freshly ground greens has escalated to the point where most of San Luis Obispo County’s green waste composting will be eliminated, raising serious questions about the fate of the Cold Canyon Landfill. On Sept. 1,... (Continue reading)

County supervisors to pressure state over Dunes pollution

County supervisors are expected to decide Tuesday whether to send a letter to the State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Division in an attempt to pressure state officials into getting more involved in the ongoing health debate about the Oceano Dunes... (Continue reading)

Dunes air pollution debate continues this week

The recent study by the Air Pollution Control District (APCD), linking poor air quality on the Nipomo Mesa to offroad vehicles in the Oceano Dunes, is on the agenda at several public meetings this week. The South County Advisory Council... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes air pollution study released

The long-awaited study by the Air Pollution Control District (APCD) on the Oceano Dunes has finally been issued and the first public workshop is scheduled for next week. The report, released Monday, suggests that the high levels of dust being... (Continue reading)