Residents of the SCAQMD, which includes all of Orange County, and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, suffer from the worst air quality in the nation. The SCAQMD application provides the public with air quality data and other useful information. The application features the following sections:
•Air Quality – Provides real-time and forecasted air quality data, searchable by city, ZIP or your current location within the South Coast Basin
•What Can I Do – Summarizes current air quality issues and provides tips on how to clean the air.
•Clean Air Connections – Provides an opportunity for the public to join the fight for clean air, participate in the regulatory process, subscribe to the Air Bulletin Newsletter, and contact the District.
•News – Provides information on air quality news, podcast, and options to sign-up for air quality alerts.
•Events – Lists air quality events including Governing Board meetings, Hearing Board calendar, committee meetings, conferences, town hall meetings, and workshops.
•Alternative Fuel – Provides locations, directions and details on alternative fueling stations (i.e. -natural gas, hydrogen, electric and propane) within the South Coast Basin.
•Carbon Footprint – Calculate your carbon footprint and provides tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint and the production of greenhouse gases.
•Smoking Vehicles – Provides an opportunity to report smoking vehicles and other air quality problems by email or phone.
SCAQMD is the largest air District in the country and is responsible for cleaning our air and protecting air quality for approximately 17 million people living in an area of over 10, 000 square miles.