Air Quality Advisory

Air Quality Advisory through Tuesday, November 20, due to heavy wildfire smoke impacts in parts of the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County. See our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.

Incidents and Advisories

Learn about air quality incidents in the Bay Area, and view advisories and preliminary incident reports.

Occasionally, a significant air pollution event occurs in the Bay Area. As soon as sufficient information is available, the Air District prepares an advisory or a preliminary incident report.

A preliminary incident report provides an early overview of the incident but is not a substitute for the in-depth investigation that follows. Incident reports in the table below are listed in chronological order.

2018 Incident Reports

DateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
9/10/2018Alco Metals Fire Incident Report
9/10/2018
Document:
Alco Metals Fire Incident Report
7/6/2018Shell Refinery Flare Incident Report
7/6/2018
Document:
Shell Refinery Flare Incident Report
6/4/2018Schnitzer Steel Fire Incident Report
6/4/2018
Document:
Schnitzer Steel Fire Incident Report
3/29/2018Chevron Cogen Steam Release Incident Report
3/29/2018
Document:
Chevron Cogen Steam Release Incident Report
3/26/2018Berkeley Asphalt Fire Incident Report
3/26/2018
Document:
Berkeley Asphalt Fire Incident Report
1/30/2018Sims Metal Management Richmond Incident Report
1/30/2018
Document:
Sims Metal Management Richmond Incident Report

2017 Incident Reports

DateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
7/7/2017Alta Waverly Incident Report
7/7/2017
Document:
Alta Waverly Incident Report
5/5/2017 Valero Incident Report
5/5/2017
Document:
Valero Incident Report

2016 Incident Reports

DateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
12/16/2016Deal Auto Wrecking Incident Report
12/16/2016
Document:
Deal Auto Wrecking Incident Report
9/21/2016Phillips 66 Refinery Incident Report
9/21/2016
Document:
Phillips 66 Refinery Incident Report
9/6/2016Chevron Refinery Incident Report
9/6/2016
Document:
Chevron Refinery Incident Report
7/8/2016Western Pacific Pulp and Paper Recycling Plant Incident Report
7/8/2016
Document:

2015 Incident Reports

DateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
12/15/2015121515 Tesoro Incident Report
12/15/2015
Document:
121515 Tesoro Incident Report

2014 Incident Reports

DateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
12/18/2014Chevron Incident December 18, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Document:
Chevron Incident December 18, 2014

2013 Incident Reports

DateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
11/10/2013Sims Metal Redwood City
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Document:
Sims Metal Redwood City
12/17/2013Sims Metal Redwood City
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Document:
Sims Metal Redwood City

2012 Incident Reports

DateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
8/6/2012080612 Chevron
8/6/2012
Document:
080612 Chevron
6/15/2012Phillips 66, Rodeo
6/15/2012
Document:
Phillips 66, Rodeo

2011 Incident Reports

DateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
7/26/2011Macro Plastic, Inc., Fairfield
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Document:
Macro Plastic, Inc., Fairfield

2010 Incident Reports

DateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
12/9/2010Tesoro, Martinez
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Document:
Tesoro, Martinez
11/16/2010Sims Metal Management, San Francisco
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Document:
Sims Metal Management, San Francisco
11/10/2010Tesoro, Martinez
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Document:
Tesoro, Martinez
10/22/2010ConocoPhillips, Rodeo
Friday, October 22, 2010
Document:
ConocoPhillips, Rodeo
6/21/2010Valero Refinery Coker Unit
Monday, June 21, 2010
Document:
Valero Refinery Coker Unit
5/12/2010Evergreen Oil, Inc, Newark
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Document:
Evergreen Oil, Inc, Newark
3/13/2010Piedmont Lumber, Walnut Creek
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Document:
Piedmont Lumber, Walnut Creek
3/10/2010ECS Recycling, Santa Clara
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Document:
ECS Recycling, Santa Clara

Communications
General Information

415.749.4900

Compliance & Enforcement
General Compliance Information

415.749.4795

Wood Burning Status
Wood Burning Status
  • illegal to burn

    Sunday,
    11/18

    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • illegal to burn

    Monday,
    11/19

    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 2/1/2018