Air Quality Management District

Paul Hellman, Air Pollution Control Officer
John Waldrop, Air Quality District Manager

1855 Placer Street, Suite101
Redding, California 96001
Phone: (530) 225-5674
Fax: (530) 225-5237

Burn Day Status updated after 9:15am
(530) 224-8777
(800) 411-8728 (within Shasta County)

The Air Quality Management District (AQMD) endeavors to manage and enhance the air quality resources of Shasta County through a balanced program of environmental oversight and protection of public health. The AQMD functions as professional staff to the Air Pollution Control Board regarding rule development and potential industrial and commercial development. It also processes commercial and industrial applications to construct emission devices and issues Permits to Operate which are renewed on an annual basis. The AQMD estimates releases of air contaminants and maintains an emission inventory to track emissions of all permitted devices. It also proposes mitigation strategies working cooperatively with affected emission sources, evaluates potential health risks, and adopts air pollution control measures and regulations that seek to attain federal and state ambient air quality standards.

The AQMD operates monitoring devices to obtain information regarding concentrations of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and ozone air pollutants that may have an impact on the health of the general public or may damage vegetation and other materials. It issues open burning permits for agricultural, forest management, land clearing, and hazard reduction burning projects.