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.

(Outdoor burning is permanently banned in all urban growth areas)
Clark County  No Burn Ban is in Effect   More Info 
Cowlitz County  No Burn Ban is in Effect   More Info 
Lewis County  No Burn Ban is in Effect   More Info 
Skamania County  No Burn Ban is in Effect   More Info 
Wahkiakum County  No Burn Ban is in Effect   More Info 


Attend the Clark County Home & Garden Fair

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - Attend the Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair on April 24, 25, and 26, 2015. This year the fair will feature commercial booths with the best home and garden products and services. Additionally the annual plant sale presented by Specialty Nursery Association of Clark County, landscape displays, an Energy Smart House display and local farmers market vendors will be featured on the midway.

Clark County Event Center is located at 17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, WA 98642. The event center charges $6.00 per car for parking. More information about the event can be found at Clark Public Utilities

With more than 20,000 people who attend this three-day show each year, the Home and Garden Idea Fair has become one of the most popular community events in Clark County!


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.

Of the six pollutants, particle pollution and ground-level ozone are the most widespread health threats. EPA calls these pollutants "criteria" air pollutants because it regulates them by developing human health-based and/or environmentally-based criteria (science-based guidelines) for setting permissible levels. The set of limits based on human health is called primary standards. Another set of limits intended to prevent environmental and property damage is called secondary standards.

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