ARE YOU AFFECTED BY SMOKE?
The Air District is developing a list of persons residing in Amador County that have respiratory illnesses and might be affected by smoke from forest and wildland vegetation management burning. The Air District exists to protect the health of residents from air quality impacts.
- This is a voluntary program
- The Air District will not provide notifications
- The Air District is only the custodian of the list
- The Air District will provide the list to agencies conducting burns
- Burns will not be cancelled due to the proximity of a smoke sensitive receptor
There are two reasons for this list:
- Agencies conducting burns will be able to plan burns more efficiently.
- Persons on the list may be notified prior to a burn that is occurring near their homes.
An agency conducting a burn is required to identify the distance and direction to the nearby sensitive receptors (persons) from their burn project and specify how the agency will notify sensitive receptors of the burn project and reduce or eliminate smoke impacts to them.
If your name is on the list you will be notified by burn agencies when a burn is scheduled near your home. This will give you the chance to leave the area for the day if you chose or to limit your outdoor activities.
If you would like to be on the list, you must provide the Air District with your first and last name, your physical address, your mailing address and your telephone number. Call the District at 209/257-0112 to be added to the list.