The District prepares and retains files and records in the normal course of air quality regulation and related activities. These files and records are open for inspection and review by the public during normal business hours. You are not required to complete a PRA -Information Request form in order to review our files, however, it is recommended that you call in advance to schedule an appointment because
(a) we might not have any records related to the site or company you are interested in; or
(b) some of our records are archived, so we would have to pull specific files.
If during your review you identify any documents that you want copies of, the District can make copies for you at our standard copy charge of $0.25 per page.
If instead of a file review, you are seeking a copy of a specific identifiable record (e.g. copy of Permit to Operate for a ABC Company, copy of any documents or files related to 123 Main Street, Anytown), you can submit a Public Records Act (PRA) request, and the District will make copies for you at our standard copy charge of $0.25 per page. A written request is not required, but the PRA - Information Request form may help if your request is complex. Please be specific about the document(s) you are requesting. “Records" only include documents which already exist, not which must be created. Certain types of records or part of records (e.g. preliminary draft documents and notes, complainant information, attorney-client documents, personnel documents) are exempt from disclosure.
For PRAs, you will receive a response from the District within 10 days after the receipt of the request. If you email a request form and have not received a response within 10 days, contact the District by phone to be sure the email was received.
If you are seeking information that is not contained in an existing identifiable record (e.g. list of all gas station permits in our District along with contact information), but rather would require the District staff to research and/or compile information, the District will reasonably accommodate the request. However, this will be done at the District’s standard time and materials labor rate according to District Rule 4.1, Section 307.10. Depending on the total charges, pre-payment might be required. For Information Requests, you are required to use the PRA-Information Request form.
If you email a request form and have not received a response within a timely manner, contact the District by phone to be sure the email was received.
For more information
Any questions about the public records or information request process call (530) 757-3650 or (800) 287-3650.