If You Receive a Notice to Comply
If you receive a Notice to Comply from SCAQMD, it means you are either in violation of the law or required to furnish information. To resolve this minor violation you should:
- Comply with the instructions.
- Correct your compliance problem(s) by the specified deadline date(s) shown on the Notice to Comply form.
- Complete and sign the ‘Reply Report’ portion of the notice.
If multiple minor violations are listed and you correct them on different dates, it may be necessary for you to submit separate copies of the Notice to Comply form within five (5) days after each respective minor violation is corrected. You may photocopy the Notice to Comply as many times as necessary to make the required report(s).
You may report the correction of more than one (1) violation cited on a single ‘Reply Report.’ However, make sure that the copy of the 'Reply Report’ is not submitted more than five (5) days after the earliest correction date of any of the minor violations referred in your report.
Mail a copy of the Notice to Comply to the address appearing on the notice form within five (5) days of correcting each compliance problem listed in the notice.
Contact your SCAQMD Air Quality Inspector if you find that you need additional time to correct a minor violation for which you have been cited. Extensions may be granted by the Inspector, but for no longer than thirty (30) days beyond the date when you were first cited.
File a petition for a variance
from the SCAQMD Hearing Board
(909-396-2500) if you need to continue operating in violation.
Your SCAQMD Air Quality Inspector can answer any question you may have regarding the minor violations program or how to apply for a variance. You can also obtain additional assistance by contacting SCAQMD’s Small Business Assistance Office at 909-396-3529 or the SCAQMD Prosecutor’s Office at 909-396-3400.