Updates and Announcements
Today's Burn Decision
Please check this page or call 530-527-3717 and press 3 after 8:30am.
To report required agricultural burn information please call (530) 527-3717 and press 3.
To view burn hours please click here
Please click here for your residential burn information.
Multiple Fires in the North State impacting air quality August 01, 2017
There are several fires currently going in the north state that are currently impacting air quality. Ozone Levels are
currently in the unhealthy for sensitive groups range and will likely vary from unhealthy for sensitive groups to moderate over short periods
of time as smoke from wild fires in the North State drift over Tehama County. PM2.5 levels are currently in the moderate range and will likely
vary from Moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups over short periods of time as smoke from wild fires in the North State drift over Tehama County
Sensitive groups (those most at risk from exposure to smoke) are the elderly, children, asthmatics, adults with pre-existing heart and lung disease, pregnant women, and athletes. The Tehama County Air Pollution Control District advises that these sensitive categories stay indoors and avoid intense physical activity in those areas where high smoke levels are visibly evident.
While all persons may experience varying degrees of symptoms, the more sensitive individuals are at greatest risk at experiencing more aggravated symptoms which may include, but are not limited to coughing, scratchy throat, watery and itchy eyes, and difficulty breathing.
Persons experiencing questionable or severe symptoms should seek professional medical advice.
Scientific studies have linked fine particulate matter (smoke) with significant health problems, including premature death, respiratory related hospital admissions, aggravated asthma, acute respiratory symptoms (including severe chest pain, gasping, and aggravated coughing) chronic bronchitis, decreased lung function, and work and school absences.
In addition, all open burning is prohibited during this period.
Air quality data will be available on our website. For more information regarding air quality readings please consult our About the AQI page.
Laverne Fire in Happy Valley July 18, 2017
The Laverne Fire in Happy Valley, at the time of this posting, is at 150 acres and 15% contained. Winds are currently southerly. Current weather reports indicate that winds may shift to Northerly later tonight. A shift to northerly winds may cause air quality impacts to Tehama County. Air quality data will be available on our website. For more information regarding air quality readings please consult our About the AQI page.
Tehama County Air Pollution Control District Clean Air Funding
Applications are being accepted by the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District for its Rule 2:11D
Indirect Source Program Funding starting October 15, 2016. Projects that will be considered for funding
include any project that can demonstrate reductions in emissions of ozone precursors such as oxides of
nitrogen or volatile organic compounds, or of particulate matter including diesel particulate, smoke and
dust. The application deadline is Tuesday January 31st, 2017.
Projects will be ranked in accordance with the process specified in District Rule 2:11D.
Applications are available here , or by contacting the Air Pollution Control District office at (530) 527-3717.
Gap Fire 09/06/2016 - 10:00 update
Smoke from the Gap Fire is impacting areas of Tehama County today. North winds will continue to bring smoke from the Gap Fire into the Valley. Expect smoke to rise with daytime heating and settle into low-lying areas at night.
Wood Stove Change-out Program (Update 05/01/2017)
The Tehama County Woodstove Change-out Program for 2016-2017 has ended.
We are currently developing the program for the 2017-18 any updates will be posted on this page. If you are interested in participating in the new program this year please submit an application and you will be put on the waiting list. Applications will be considered on a first come first served basis so get your application in as soon as you can!
District vouchers will be issued to property owners only. To qualify, a non-EPA certified woodstove or heating device must be removed and replaced with an EPA Phase II woodstove or cleaner burning device (e.g. pellet stove, gas fired, or certified equivalent). Vouchers may also be issued to retrofit an existing fireplace by installing an EPA-approved wood-burning insert, pellet stove or new gas stove.
In order to receive a voucher participants must submit a voucher application to the District, if funding is available a voucher will be issued to the applicant. Purchases must be made through our participating retailers. A list of participating retails can be found here. Information about the new program and applications can be found on the “wood stove change-out” link below or by clicking here. Or Contact Joseph Tona at (530) 527-3717 x104 or by Email at: JTona@tehcoapcd.net