Air Quality Complaints can now be made through
AQMD's on-line complaint system
PLEASE WATCH THIS
AQMD VIDEO TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE AIR QUALITY COMPLAINTS
You can help AQMD protect public health in the South
Coast Air Basin by calling 1-800-CUT SMOGŪ (1-800-288-7664) to report your
observations of smoking vehicles as well as excessive odors, smoke, dust, or
other air contaminants.
You can also report air quality complaints (except smoking vehicles)
What is an air quality complaint?
An air quality complaint is any injury, detriment, nuisance,
or annoyance occurring as a result of air contaminants or other
materials, including (but not limited to) smoke, dust, or odors.
Why you should report air quality problems?
Many businesses operating in the South Coast Air Basin that are sources of air
pollution must comply with AQMD Rules and Regulations, Permits and conditions of
operation. These requirements are designed to protect air quality and public
health. Despite a business's best efforts to comply with these
requirements, equipment breakdowns and process upsets do occur. During these
conditions, excess emissions may occur that can affect neighboring communities,
schools and other businesses.
Do I have to identify myself when I call AQMD
to report an air quality complaint?
AQMD staff encourages people to provide their contact information when
reporting air quality complaints about businesses, factories and other
stationary sources. This information helps us request or verify complaint
details with you if needed, and to inform you of the status of complaint
investigation activities. AQMD maintains complainant personal information, such
as name, address and telephone number, as confidential, to the extent allowed by
state and federal law. Such information may only be released under very limited
and unique circumstances, if required by the California Public Records Act or if
requested under a subpoena or used in court proceedings.
Interagency complaint referral
AQMD is authorized by law to respond only to air quality complaints within
its specific jurisdiction. Complaints which allege
problems that fall beyond the jurisdiction of the AQMD and are best resolved by
contacting the appropriate agencies.