SLO County Air Pollution Control District Complaints

Let   the   San   Luis   Obispo   Air   Pollution   Control   District   (APCD)   know   when   you   experience   dunes dust   air   pollution.      Complaints   may   be   filed   on   the   APCD   Air   Quality   Complaints   website   page.     However,   it   is   very   important   that   complaints   be   credible,   and   so   complaints   should   only   be filed   for   days   when   you   are   experiencing   nuisance   levels   of   dust   or   are   curtailing   outdoor activity   because   of   high   levels   officially   forecast   for   your   location   or   are   recorded   by   the   APCD monitor upwind from your location.

Keep Watching and Showing Up

Thank you to all of our supported for attending the Hearing Board meeting in November.  Your presence continues to put a face on the serious health threat coming from the SVRA.  This is important.  Our message that health trumps other concerns has  prevailed, so far.  But it’s not over yet.  We must keep watching and showing up. Members of the Citizens for Clean Air are actively monitoring the actions of the SLO County Board of Supervisors, the APCD Board, the Air Pollution Control Officer, the California Coastal Commission and State Parks to assure the SVRA PM emissions problem continues to be a priority and is solved as soon as possible.  Constant vigilance is essential.  Some of us attend all board meetings where the dust issue is on the agenda, or should be on the agenda.  We also write to and meet with influential leaders, agency managers and staff and elected officials.   We provide them with the facts about SVRA dust, and let know we are still here and looking for responsible and effective action.   Our message is simple and true:  All people have a right to clean and healthy air.  February Coastal Commission Meeting We will have representatives at the Coastal Commission February meeting in Long Beach (see Coastal Commission meeting agenda).  State Parks will report to the Commission on its progress toward developing a Public Works Plan for the Oceano Dunes SVRA.  State Parks has requested an emergency Coastal Development Permit (CDP) to implement the dust controls required by the Amended SOA.  However, approval of this permit request is not on the February meeting agenda.        

Wear a Clean Air button when

you attend public meetings to 

show your support for ending

SVRA dust pollution.  Make our

presence known to officials

who have the power and

responsibility to ensure that

the dune dust problem is

solved.  CCCA will make

buttons available at meetings

noted on this page with this

Clean Air logo.

What Can You Do?

Stay informed. Educate yourself on the issues and facts. Sign up for CCCA Updates.  Send email request to, or sign up at meetings where CCCA has an information table. Monitor the air quality where you live and in your neighborhood; see Monitors and Alerts.  Complain to the APCD on bad air days. Attend public meetings of officials who have a responsibility to get the problem solved.  Speak out. Support candidates and elected officials  who support protecting public health by fixing the SVRA dust pollution problem.

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