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.

What We Do

Concerned Citizens for Clean Air actively monitors the actions of the SLO County Board of Supervisors, the APCD Board, the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO), the California Coastal Commission, and State Parks to ensure that resolving the ongoing PM10 emissions problem continues to be a priority. Constant vigilance is essential. We continue to 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 the unhealthy dust emissions, and let them know we are still here and will not rest until responsible and effective action is clearly demonstrated. Our message is simple and true: All people have a right to clean and healthy air! ==================================================================================

2021 SVRA Dust Control Work Plan Public Workshop Coming

The 2021 Draft SVRA Dust Control Program Annual Report and Work Plan has been submitted to the APCD. Once the Air Pollution Control Office deems the work plan to be provisionally acceptable, a workshop will be held to receive public comment. Watch this page for information about when and where this event will happen. ==================================================================================

COVID-19 Constrained Action - Showing Up While Staying at Home

Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, public bodies have either not held meetings or have been doing so via the Internet. We continue to actively monitor the situation. We monitor the air quality daily, and when the Air Quality Index reaches Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, we send complaints to the APCD. This lets them know we continue to be impacted by this public health hazard and remain actively engaged. We also track the progress of the PM reduction efforts in the riding areas, and provide comments to State Parks whenever it seeks public input. While we cannot meet in person, there are still many ways for us to deliver our message.

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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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Concerned Citizens for Clean Air