March 18, 2020
Effective immediately, The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District Offices are closed to public access.
Dear APCD Customers,
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the APCD offices will be closed to public access effective Friday, March 20,2020.
Although our doors are closed, we remain working behind the scenes and are prepared to continue to serve you effectively, and we appreciate your patience and understanding while we work together to protect public health. We are reachable in several other ways during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and we will do our best serve you during this time of an emergency.
The APCD provides many services online, via e-mail, fax, surface mail, and the telephone as follows:
For general inquiries:
Phone: (858) 586-2600
FAX: Main Office: (858) 586-2601; Compliance Division: (858) 586-2651
Address: 10124 Old Grove Road, San Diego, CA 92131
The following APCD divisions are here to assist you:
Air Quality Complaints
Gas Station Performance Tests
Breakdown notifications can be submitted online or via email. To learn how to submit notification and test results online please click here. Alternatively, you may submit the breakdown notification by calling the Compliance Division at (858) 586-2650, either during office hours or after hours. When reporting a breakdown, please include all of the following information.
· Time of the call and the time of the start of the breakdown
· Estimated duration of the breakdown, if know.
· Specific location
· Equipment involved, and
· To the extent known, the cause(s) of the breakdown
Hazardous Materials Business Plan
For Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) Plan Check, submit your information online using the Online Hazardous Materials Questionnaire through Accela Citizen Access (ACA) at:
(Instructions can be found here)
o You will be asked to create a username and password and will be able to submit information online. You will have the ability to pay the fee online and receive a digitally stamped copy of the Hazardous Materials Questionnaire. HMD can also refer the information to the Air Pollution Control District (APCD) for their review and stamp.
o Send an electronic copy of the Hazardous Materials Questionnaire to Joan.Swanson@sdcounty.ca.gov. Once received, fee payment can be arranged online. After we’ve received your fee payment, you will receive your Hazardous Materials Questionnaire with a digital stamp. (these are instructions from the County’s Department of Environmental Health)
For air quality concerns contact:
Bill Brick, Chief of Air Monitoring and Technical Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering Division (permitting)
Permit and Registration Applications
Applications can be submitted online (for certain types of applications) or via email.
To learn how to submit permit applications online please click here.
Construction Completion Notifications
Construction Completion Notifications can be submitted via email or via US Postal Service.
Emission Inventory Submittals
Emission inventory submittals can be submitted online, via email, or via US Postal Service.
To learn how to submit emission inventory information online please click here.
About permitting, emission inventory or health risk assessments, please contact us at 858-586-2600 or via email at email@example.com.
Incentive Grants Program
For inquiries about the incentive grants program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general inquires please email Araceli Angulo, Sr. Departmental Human Resources Officer, at: email@example.com or call the general APCD HR line (858) 586-2890.
Business Support Services
Customers can also reach this division at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 858-586-2600 and requesting to speak to the Aide on duty regarding any of the following:
· Credit card payments
· Payment of asbestos notices
· General inquiries about the status of a payment or refund
· Permits to Operate can be sent to customers via email
· Invoices via email
· Retiring permits
· Public Records Act requests
· Permit information
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