Category Archives: Announcements

New Edition of Air Aware Now Available

In this edition of Air Aware, get an update on the 2020 Wildfire Season including air quality impacts and tips to keep you and your family safer.  See the Quarterly Air Quality Report Card and reexamine your transportation with an article from The Bike Campaign.   

See the Fall 2020 edition of Air Aware here.

June Air Aware

Updates on the District, Contests and Incentive Programs and Air Quality Highlights in this issue of Air Aware.

YSAQMD’s COVID-19 Update

5-5-2020 Update on Yolo-Solano Air District’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

While the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in the region, the state, and the country, the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (District) will continue to provide essential services to all stakeholders, including permit processing, administering the burn program, the asbestos program, and air quality monitoring.

The District is committed to providing the maximum potential safeguards to keep employees and stakeholders well, and to slow and prevent transmission of the virus.   To that end, the District office closed to the public on March 18th.  Our staff will continue to perform their work functions while limiting their time in the office by working remotely when possible to respond to essential District business.

Please submit all documents (permit applications, throughput reports, asbestos surveys, etc…) either via e-mail or regular mail.

If you need assistance, please call 530-757-3650 and leave a message – somebody will return you call as soon as we are able.

FAQs

What if I can’t pay a permit renewal fee?

The District will work with businesses that are unable to pay their permit renewal fees on time because they are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will waive late fees and work with businesses to establish payment plans.  Please contact Denise Almaguer at dalmaguer@ysaqmd.org

What if I am due for testing, but we can’t test because of the pandemic?

The District will work with businesses that need extensions, on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact Jeff Pinnow at jpinnow@ysaqmd.org

Do I still have to comply with my permit conditions during the pandemic?

Yes, all applicable permit conditions and district regulations are still in effect.  If you have concern about a particular requirement, contact Jeff Pinnow at jpinnow@ysaqmd.org

EQIP Funding for Farmers and Ranchers

Through the Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP), the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) provides agricultural producers with financial resources and one-on-one help to plan and implement improvements, or what NRCS calls conservation practices.  Using these practices can lead to cleaner water and air, healthier soil and better wildlife habitat, all while improving agricultural operations.  

Learn more about EQIP
EQIP Factsheet
Apply for EQIP

District Helps Fund Willet Elementary Bike Racks

February’s issue of Air Aware features Willet Elementary School in Davis which used Clean Air Funds to install new bike racks.  You can also read the newsletter to find out how important clean air is to keep your heart healthy. 

Read February’s Air Aware here.

2019 Annual Report Available

Yolo-Solano AQMD’s Annual Report is now available. This report provides a comprehensive look at the District’s air quality and its programs, finances and operations. 

We hope you enjoy this review of our work and thank you for your continued interest in Yolo-Solano AQMD. 

2019 Annual Report >>>

Cities offer tree rebates for summer shade

A number of communities in Yolo County are providing incentives to residents to plant trees, Trees help save energy, reduce air pollution, conserve water and contribute to the overall natural beauty of a neighborhood. Read this month’s Air Aware to find a rebate program in your town. 

Find December’s Air Aware here

owners of Dixon Turf stand by new harvester

Local business receives FARMER grant

Park Avenue Turf of Dixon is featured in this month’s edition of Air Aware. Read how this business received a grant to purchase a new harvester and help improve air quality. 

Read this month’s newsletter here

‘Don’t Light Tonight’ Advisory in Effect

A Don’t Light Tonight advisory is in effect for Tuesday, December 10, 2019 within the Yolo-Solano AQMD. It is in effect from midnight to midnight. Residents are asked to refrain from burning wood during this time.

Wood smoke has serious health impacts, especially for children, the elderly and those with lung ailments. Weather conditions that typically lead to increased air pollution from wood smoke are forecast, triggering this advisory.

For more information and to sign up for alerts, click DLT alerts.