The Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) is responsible for enforcing federal, state and local outdoor air quality standards and regulations in Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties of southwest Washington state. Our mission is to preserve and enhance air quality in southwest Washington.
BURN BAN STATUS
(Outdoor burning is permanently banned in all urban growth areas)
Vacancy - SWCAA Board of Directors Member-At-Large
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - The Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) is seeking to fill the position of Member-At-Large on its Board of Directors. The SWCAA Board of Directors is established by the Washington Clean Air Act to have from each of the five counties within its jurisdiction a County Commissioner representative, City Council representative from the most populous city in the county, and a Member-At-Large. The responsibility of the 11 member SWCAA Board of Directors is to set air pollution control policies at the local level for southwest Washington consistent with the Washington Clean Air Act.
Burn Dry Seasoned Firewood & Get a Moisture Meter
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - When you burn dry, seasoned wood, you use less wood for the same amount of heat, you produce far less smoke and you keep your fireplace or wood stove in better working condition with less creosote build up.
To redeem the Southwest Clean Air Agency offer for a free electronic wood moisture meter, follow this link for your Southwest Clean Air Agency Burn Dry Seasoned Firewood Pledge form. Quantities are limited, be sure to take the Pledge today.
Click for the Southwest Clean Air Agency Burn Dry Seasoned Firewood Pledge Form
World Water Day is March 22, 2015
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers.
CLEAN AIR TIPS
The 6 Common Air Pollutants
Sunday, March 01, 2015 - The Clean Air Act requires EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for six common air pollutants. These commonly found air pollutants (also known as "criteria pollutants") are found all over the United States. They are particle pollution (often referred to as particulate matter), ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and lead. These pollutants can harm your health and the environment, and cause property damage.
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