Friday, 12 April 2013

APCD releases latest Annual Report about air quality in the San Joaquin Valley

APCD releases latest Annual Report about air quality in the San Joaquin Valley, The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (APCD) today announced the release of its 2012-2013 Annual Report to the Community, a summary of efforts taken to control and reduce air pollution in the eight county air basin. The announcement was made via e-mail to interested subscribers of the APCD's mailing lists.

Bakersfield residents who would like to know just what the APCD does and how successful it is will find this free publication useful. The 27 page report contains pictures, charts, and text to answer a variety of questions that residents may have about the air they are breathing.

According to Seyed Sadredin, Executive Director / Air Pollution Control Officer, "The progress we’ve made together over the past two decades is unmistakable: an 80 percent reduction in air pollution from Valley businesses, the cleanest winters and summers on record, the attainment of an important air-quality standard for particulate matter (PM10), significant reductions in the number of days with unhealthy air quality, and being closer than ever to meeting tough new health standards for ozone. These are real victories and they should be celebrated."

The report includes the following information:

The current air-quality trends, attainment progress, and standards
High-priority issues
Updates on plan and rule development
Complete operational statistics
Information on governing Board members
Legislative activities
Copies of the report may be obtained by calling the APCD's Outreach and Communications Department at 559-230-6000 (or any APCD office). An electronic version is also available here: 2012-2013 Annual Report to the Community.

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