We enforce federal, state and local regulations to reduce air pollution. Our authority was established under the 1967 Washington Clean Air Act (RCW 70.94) and we became fully activated on January 1, 1969.
There are currently seven local air agencies established in some portions of our state. Where no local air agency is established, or the air agency cannot perform the statutory duties required under Washington law, the Washington State Department of Ecology has this authority to regulate and enforce issues related to air quality.
Our Board of Directors believes that a fully-funded, technically-capable, and locally-controlled air quality agency is necessary to the environmental and economic health of Spokane County.
Our five-member Board of Directors establishes the policies and oversees the operations of the agency.
Our volunteer Advisory Council, with members representing various fields including business, health, science, and industry, provides input to the Director and Board of Directors on air quality programs and agency business.
Our professional agency staff provides technical, engineering, compliance, education/outreach, administrative and clerical support.
We provide a five year history of civil penalties assessed by our agency.
As a courtesy we're providing links to other local public agencies.