On February 3, 2020, the District Hearing Board approved the PG&E request for Regular Variance as proposed. The Regular Variance Order 2020-01 provides relief from permit conditions and permit emission limitations
(until June 30, 2020) to allow the Humboldt Bay Generating Station (HBGS) to perform operational and other testing necessary to confirm their readiness to operate in an island mode or
as a black start unit to serve area load during PSPS events. Click here for more information.
Non-Standard Burn Permit holders in State Responsibility Areas (SRA's) are to obtain a CAL FIRE LE-5 Permit as of May 1st of every year from the local CALFIRE or Forest Service Office.
These permits are required until the end of Fire Season is declared by CAL FIRE. Please contact your local CAL FIRE Office or U.S. Forest Service Office for how to obtain Permit.
See Press Release for more information.
Burn Permit Fees
The District Office has increased Burn Permit Fees effective July 1, 2018. Click here
for more information or call the Office at 707-443-3093.
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American Lung Associations's "State of the Air" Report
The American Lung Association (ALA) State of the Air 2018 report looks at levels of ozone and particle pollution found in official monitoring sites across the United States in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
The report uses the most current quality-assured nationwide data available for these analyses.
The report examines particle pollution (PM2.5) in two separate ways: averaged year-round (annual average) and over short-term levels (24-hour). For both ozone and short-term particle pollution,
the analysis uses a weighted average number of days that allows recognition
of places with higher levels of pollution. For the year-round particle pollution rankings, the report uses averages calculated and reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
For comparison, the "State of the Air 2017" report covered data from 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The only county in the North Coast Unified AQMD's jurisdiction that is able to receive a grade (i.e. there is monitoring data available) is Humboldt County.