Free Technical Assistance
If you need to find out which rules affect you or have any
other compliance issues, we provide free technical
consultations either on-site, by phone, through e-mail, or at AQMD Headquarters on request. We
will help with permit applications as
well as provide compliance assistance.
If you cannot comply with
air pollution control laws, and you need temporary relief while working
toward a solution without being subject to penalties, you may need to obtain a variance.
We provide assistance to small
businesses in preparing for variance petition filings with the Hearing
Dry Cleaner Grant Program
AQMD's Governing Board has authorized financial
incentives to help small businesses in the
region. We offer assistance in applying for a Dry
Cleaner Grant to help dry cleaners convert to non-perchloroethylene,
cleaning systems such as professional wet-cleaning and CO2.
Fee Review Committee
The AQMD fee review committee resolves permit fee issues between
regulated businesses and the AQMD. We assist small business
owners in filing for a Fee
Clearance Letter Program
For city and county staff, California state law requires that business owners need to
comply with the applicable permitting/registration requirements of the AQMD prior to the granting of an
occupancy permit. This Air Quality Permit checklist will
help to determine what is necessary to obtain clearance from AQMD.
AQMD hosts various small business events
throughout the year
which provide a bridge for communication between business owners, AQMD staff, and AQMD Board
members. Please join us at these events, which are usually free of charge, and
give us your feedback.
If your business needs AQMD
please contact one of our small business assistance
staff for further