North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District
707 L Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Office (707) 443-3093
Fax (707) 443-3099

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am- 12pm, 1-4pm

Burn Day Information
(707) 443-7665 or
(866) BURN-DAY

Complaint Hotline
(707) 444-2233
News & Advisories
Burn Suspension Information
The Burn Suspension has been lifted for Humboldt, Del Norte and Western Trinity County as of October 7, 2019.

Burning is still suspended in Eastern Trinity County. See Press Release for more information.

Western Trinity County are those who reside within the 6 Rivers National Forest.

Eastern Trinity County are those who reside within the Shasta Trinity National Forest.

LE-5 Requirements
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.

TIMBER Program

On December 23, 2016 ARB released revisions to the TIMBER Program funding table for the 2017 year. The first revision increases the cost-effectiveness limit to the current Carl Moyer Program cap of $18,260 per ton which reduces usage requirements at some funding levels. The second revision affects applicants opted in to the Small Fleet option of the Statewide Truck and Bus Regulation. The full Mail-out (MSC 16-19) can be viewed here.

Beginning January 1, 2017 owners of only one unfiltered truck will no longer be eligible for TIMBER funding. However, these truckers can still apply for the Providing Loan Assistance for California Equipment program (PLACE), which may be easier to qualify for than typical loans.

The District will be accepting TIMBER grant applications until all funding is exhausted. For more information or to download an application click here.

Connect with us on Facebook

The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (District) is happy to announce that you can connect with us via Facebook. Be sure to "like" us for air quality alerts & advisories, wildfire information, grant announcements and other District notifications.

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.

State of the Air 2018
Current Information
All 3 Zones

Thursday November 21st

For burn day status call
Did You Know?
A typical diesel fired bulldozer engine emits as much particulate matter as over 500 cars.
Helpful Links
Additional Information
Connect with us on Facebook