Air Quality Advisory
Air Quality Advisory for smoke issued for Bay Area through Tuesday. See our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.

California Hot Spots Program

Learn about the steps needed to find air toxics hot spots, assess related health risks, and reduce those risks.

A “hot spot” is an area where air toxics levels are higher than in the overall region. This is usually caused by emissions from a local facility.

The Air Toxics Hot Spots Program requires permitted industrial, commercial, and public facilities to report on the air toxics they release. High-priority facilities must prepare a Health Risk Assessment (HRA). If the HRA shows that health risks are high, the facility must notify individuals exposed to the air toxics and develop a plan to reduce these health risks.

Carol Allen
Assistant Manager, Engineering


Spare the Air Status
Spare the Air Status
  • Tuesday,

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Wednesday,

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 11/28/2017