Earth Day 2024

Newsletter for AB 617 & APCD

Follow along with Quarterly Newsletters from Imperial County APCD

on progress in AB 617 Communities and the entire County of Imperial.


New AB617 North-End Community

Brawley, Westmorland, and Calipatria

For additional information, click "Learn More" or "AB 617 Communities"

Imperial County


The California Air Pollution Control Officers Association has released the updated Handbook for analyzing Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions, Assessing Climate Vulnerabilities, and Advancing Health and Equity.

The handbook is designed for local governments, communities and project developers.

Prescribed Fire

Managing Risk & Restoring California’s Landscape

Prescribed fire (or prescribed burning) is the planned and controlled application of fire to the land, under specified, low-risk weather conditions. Prescribed fire has a long history in California. Prescribed fire is one of the most important tools land and forest managers use today to reduce wildfire hazards, clear excess vegetation, control plant diseases, improve wildlife habitats and restore natural ecosystems.


Mitigation Plan for Historically High Wind Events

The 1st update to the "High Wind Fugitive Dust Exceptional Events Mitigation Plan" has been completed. The next update to the plan is scheduled for 2025. Should you have comments, mitigation suggestions or concerns please contact our office at (442) 265-1800 or email Monica Soucier.

To view the Final update click "More Information"

Report an Air Quality Complaint

The quickest and most efficient way to submit an air quality complaint is to call the Air District at (442) 265-1800,

or click More Info to submit your complaint online.

Burn Status:

Today is a Burn Day


From: 10:00 AM

To: 3:00 PM


AM Hours: WNW 5

PM Hours: WNW 5

For any questions contact APCD at (442) 265-1800 or (888) 547-2876

For additional information visit our Agricultural Burning webpage


ALL burning in Imperial County MUST have prior Authorization from the Air District. You must call (442) 265-1800 for AUTHORIZATION prior to any burn.

Contact Us

Imperial County Air Pollution Control District

150 S. 9th Street
El Centro, CA 92243-2839
(442) 265-1800
Air Pollution Control District Administration

Belen Leon-Lopez

Air Pollution Control Officer

Air Pollution Control District Administrative Staff

Cassi Justice

Office Supervisor II

Blanca Soto

Office Assistant III

Karen Hall-Oatsvall

Office Technician

Maria Rivas Huerta

Office Assistant III

Compliance and Enforcement

Thomas Brinkerhoff

APC Division Manager

Chris Marcus

APC Inspector III

Marcos Camargo

APC Inspector II

Frank Garcia

APC Inspector II

Wilmer Barrios

APC Inspector II

Chris Plancarte

APC Specialist

Engineering and Permitting

Jesus Ramirez

APC Division Manager

Gerardo Noriega

APC Engineer I

Victor Mendez

APC Senior Engineer

Mario Gonzalez

APC Engineer I

Planning and Monitoring

Monica Soucier

APC Division Manager

Curtis Blondell

APC Environmental Coordinator II

Ismael Garcia

APC Environmental Coordinator II

Michael Green

APC Monitoring Specialist

AB 617, Grants and Border

Israel Hernandez

APCD Project Manager

Abigail Arballo

Administrative Analyst I

Adriana Carrillo

APC Special Projects Coordinator II

Miguel Coronel

APC Special Projects Coordinator II