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Air quality complaint data is now more accessible

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District made air quality complaints data more accessible to the public by publishing an interactive mapping tool with public information related to air quality complaints on its website.

"Over the past few years we have made many improvements to the agency and increasing public engagement, as well as access to information is at the top of our list," Paula Forbis, director of SDAPCD said. "Our goals are to be transparent and accessible to the public, so improving accessibility to our complaints program data brings us a step closer to this goal."

The mapping tool is part of an ongoing SDAPCD effort to make its data easily accessible to

the public. With this tool, the public can easily identify communities reporting air quality concerns, as well as SDAPCD response information.

The public can view general complaint location, the type of complaint, average response time, complaint resolution and number of complaints that are submitted monthly.

The longtime complaint program helps address and identify issues of concern for the region. It has field inspectors that are available 24/7 to investigate air quality concerns such as odors, truck idling, smoke, dust and improper asbestos removal. Air quality concerns can be submitted online, over the phone, or via Apple App Store and the Android Play Store.

The tool was presented at the SDAPCD Governing Board meeting Thursday, Jan. 11. For more information about SDAPCD's complaint program and the mapping tool, visit http://sdapcd.org/air-quality-complaints.

The SDAPCD is a government agency guided by its governing board that regulates stationary sources of air pollution within San Diego County. For more information, visit http://sdapcd.org.

 

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