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12 Winning Submissions of the 2024 Clean Air Art Contest

The District is thrilled to announce the 12 finalists for this year’s Clean Air Art Calendar Contest. Out of nearly 60 incredible submissions from students across the District, the work from these talented artists will be showcased in the 2024 Clean Air Calendar. The enthusiasm for clean air has been truly inspiring. Thank you to all who participated and congrats to our finalists!

1st Place – Kashf K. 1st Place – Elizabeth C. 1st Place – Daniella T. 1st Place – Isabella M.
2nd Place – Hareem K. 2nd Place – Luis M. 2nd Place – Meerub K. 2nd Place – Brayden P.
3rd Place – Nathan D. T. 3rd Place – Yamilet A. 3rd Place – Jaylah B.

3rd Place – Perla M.



Sacramento Valley Basinwide Air Pollution Control Council Releases Draft Budget

Sacramento Valley Basinwide APC Council released a Draft Budget for FY 2024-25. The Sacramento Valley Basinwide Air Pollution Control Council (BCC) consists of an elected official of, and designated by, the air pollution control district governing board of each district within the Sacramento Valley Air Basin. There are nine Council Members on the BCC. 

View Draft Budget Here

District to Hold Public Hearings for Rule 2.14 and Rule 4.5

On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, the District will hold two public hearings regarding both Rule 2.14 and Rule 4.5. The hearings will take place at 1947 Galileo Court, Suite 103, Davis CA 95618 and can be attended in person or virtually. Comments are to be received by the District by April 24, 2024. Click Here to obtain more information about the Public Hearings.

District to Host Workshop for Rule 4.5 Federal Clean Air Act Section 185 Penalty Fees

The District is holding a workshop for the development of Rule 4.5, FEDERAL CLEAN AIR ACT SECTION 185 PENALTY FEES, on March 21st from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1947 Galileo Ct., Suite 103, Davis, CA 95618. The rule will require the assessment of annual penalty fees for major stationary sources of volatile organic compounds or oxides of nitrogen if the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area (SFNA) fails to demonstrate attainment of any 8-hour federal ozone standard promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on or after March 12, 2008 by the respective attainment year and only for a standard for which the SFNA is listed as Severe or Extreme. The preliminary rule language, staff report, and notice of public workshop are available on the Rule Development page. If you are planning to attend the workshop or have a question about the rule, please email Eden Winniford at by March 18th

2024 Clean Air Calendar Art Contest Begins

Yolo-Solano AQMD is excited to announce the launch of our much-anticipated 2024 Clean Air Calendar Art Contest for local schools! This annual event is not only a celebration of artistic talent in our local schools but also a powerful platform for promoting the importance of clean air in our community.

How It Works

Every year, K-12 students from schools throughout the District are invited to participate in this exciting contest. The process is simple yet impactful. Young artists are encouraged to create original artwork that highlights the significance of clean air and the steps we as a community can take to preserve it. 

To participate, download the contest entry form and follow the guidelines for creating the artwork. Be sure to submit the artwork along with the completed entry form by April 5, 2024 to be included in the contest. Throughout the month of April, District staff will vote on their favorite artwork before providing them to the Yolo-Solano AQMD Board of Directors for their final decision. Finalists will be announced in May. and the winning artwork will be printed into an annual calendar which will be distributed to the winners and available for anyone who wishes to receive one.

Prizes and Recognition

1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will be chosen in each of the following grade categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.

The artists of the top 12 entries will receive an Amazon gift card as a prize. The 1st place from each grade category will receive a $30 gift card. Students who finish in 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded with a $25 gift card.

Winners will receive:
• Recognition in YSAQMD Clean Air Art
Contest Press Release
• Certificate of Achievement
• Artwork may be used in educational
outreach materials and social media
• Amazon Gift Card:
1st place – $30
2nd & 3rd place – $25

A Learning Experience

Participating in the Clean Air Calendar Art Contest isn’t just about creating beautiful artwork—it’s also a great opportunity to learn about environmental stewardship and the role each of us plays in improving the quality of our air. Through this contest, students gain a deeper understanding of the importance of clean air and how small actions can make a big difference in improving air quality.

Download the contest flyer and submit entries before April 5th to enter. Winners will be selected during the month of April and announced in May.

Download Contest Entry Flyer Here / Descargar el Folleto en Español

Yolo-Solano AQMD to Host Clean Air Funds Webinar

The District is excited to announce an upcoming webinar focused on the Clean Air Funds Program. The webinar will take place via Zoom on March 27, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. and registration is required to attend. This informative session will guide potential applicants through the application process, providing valuable insights on how to secure funding for initiatives that promote cleaner air in our communities. Attendees can expect detailed explanations on eligibility criteria, application procedures, previous project success stories, and project requirements. Additionally, there will be ample opportunity for participants to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of the program’s objectives. Join us for this crucial webinar to learn how you can make a positive impact on air quality through actionable projects and receive the support needed to bring your ideas to fruition. REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE

2024 Clean Air Funds Program
The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District Clean Air Funds Program provides financial incentives for local projects that reduce emissions from mobile sources of air pollution within the District.

For the 2024 Clean Air Funds Grant program there is $459,000 available for projects in the District.  Funding is available at various levels for projects in four qualifying categories: Clean Vehicle Technology, Alternative Transportation, Transit Services, and Public Education. Applications are open to private companies, government agencies, and other entities to promote clean transportation and reduced vehicle emissions. The 2024-2025 Clean Air Funds Program Cycle application period will open on March 11th at 8 a.m. and close on April 19th.

Find more information HERE.













Spring Solicitation for Incentive Funding Starts Soon

In an effort to encourage clean-air improvements and projects by our partners and to help make the improvements affordable, the District is holding a spring solicitation for incentive funding through the Community Air Protection Incentives program and the Clean Air Funds program. The Community Air Protection Incentives program will be open for applications between March 18, 2024 and May 10, 2024. The Clean Air Funds program will be open between March 11, 2024 and April 19, 2024.

The Woodsmoke Reduction Program is currently open and accepting applications for the voucher program.

Find out more about these incentive programs below and sign up for email updates on individual programs.

Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives

Clean Air Funds

Woodsmoke Reduction Program

Sign Up Today for Email Updates

Yolo-Solano AQMD Releases 2023 Annual Report

2023 stands out as a truly transformative period marked by innovation, collaboration, and heightened efficiency. This report summarizes the collective efforts of each division, illustrating the strides made in attaining goals and advancing the overall mission of the District.

The 2023 Annual Report provides an overview to the public on District activities and programs, local air quality issues, offers transparency in budgeting and accounting practices, and highlights work completed during the last year to protect health and improve air quality within the District. This comprehensive document not only encapsulates the district’s endeavors over the past year but also sets a promising trajectory for the future of air quality management in the region.

Moreover, the report highlights the collaborative efforts undertaken by the YSAQMD in partnership with local governments, businesses, community organizations, and residents. Through strategic alliances and stakeholder engagement initiatives, the district has fostered a culture of shared responsibility and collective action towards achieving cleaner air for all.

Read Full Report Here

Submit Your Annual Throughput Reports

For every Permit to Operate (PTO), facilities are required to submit an annual throughput form that identifies the level of production for that permitted process. This information is compiled by the District to quantify actual emissions from each of the permitted sources, and then the District develops an emissions inventory which is reported annually to the California Air Resources Board.

The District doesn’t mail Throughput Forms. Instead, they are provided electronically. The forms have been emailed to each facility’s responsible contact and are also available by clicking the link FIND YOUR FORM below.

Click the link INSTRUCTIONS for guidance on completing the Throughput Forms. The forms are due by March 31, 2024. Please note electronic or digital signatures are accepted.

Permit holders who fail to submit the requested information may have their PTOs revoked. Operating without a permit is a violation of District rules and state law and involves serious penalties.

Please submit your throughput report(s) by e-mail to the District at (best option) or via mail or fax (530-757-3670).

If you have questions, need assistance, or would like the District to send you a blank Throughput Report form specific to your permit(s), please send an e-mail request with your permit number(s) to

If you need to speak with someone, please call the District at (530) 757-3650.