The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is the local regulatory agency responsible for protecting the public’s health from the adverse impacts of air pollution sources. This is accomplished through an integrated monitoring, engineering, and compliance operation that focuses on achieving and maintaining air quality standards. Its mission is to protect the public from the harmful effects of air pollution, achieve and maintain air quality standards, foster community involvement, and develop and implement cost-effective programs. APCD has an annual budget of $24 million, and 147 highly qualified staff. There are five divisions within the district that play a key role in protecting the public from the adverse impacts of polluted air. They are the: Engineering; Monitoring and Technical Services; Compliance; Air Resources and Strategic Development; and Administrative Services Divisions.
"Celebrating 50 years of Air Quality Progress"