Imperial County


As Record Heat Wave Intensifies, Governor Newsom Extends Emergency Response to Increase Energy Supplies and Reduce Demand. Imperial County APCD continues supporting efforts to reduce energy use during this heat wave and encourages businesses and individuals to do their part.

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Imperial County AB 617 Community

The Imperial County AB 617 Community Corridor for El Centro-Heber-Calexico is now accepting applications to be a part of the Community Steering Committee

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2022 ICAPCD Carl Moyer Grant –

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

The Notice of Availability of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure grant funds for Year 2022 has been released. See below for additional information

California Air Resources Board

Releases California Smoke Spotter 2.0 App

Californians can now get wildfire alerts and smoke forecasts straight to their phones with the new version of the California Smoke Spotter mobile app.

Imperial County

Rule 310 – Notice of Availability: Annual Accountability Report

Section E.7 of Rule 310 requires the ICAPCD to prepare and publish on August 1st of each calendar year an annual accountability report which discloses the total amount of off-site fees received; total monies spent; total monies remaining; a list of all projects funded; total emissions reductions realized; and the overall cost-effectiveness factor for the projects funded. The published report covers fiscal year 2021-2022

Imperial County

Rule 310 – Request for Proposal(s)

The Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) is now accepting proposals to help mitigate NOx and PM10 emissions throughout Imperial County. All project proposals are due to the ICAPCD no later than the close of business (5:00 pm) on November 1, 2022, unless other prior arrangements have been made with ICAPCD staff.

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.

State of California

Contractor and Grantee Compliance with Economic Sanctions Imposed in Response to Russia’s Actions in Ukraine

On March 4, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-6-22 (EO) regarding sanctions in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. The EO is located at Order.pdf

Prescribed Fire

Managing Risk & Restoring California’s Landscape

What is Prescribed Fire?

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. Native American tribes have used it on their lands for centuries. 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

Three year review is currently underway

Comments welcomed anytime.

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: 11:00 AM

To: 3:00 PM


AM Hours: ESE 0-5

PM Hours: SSW 0-5

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

APC Office Supervisor II

Maria Rivas Huerta

APC Office Assistant III

Karen Hall-Oatsvall

APC Office Technician

Compliance and Enforcement

Thomas Brinkerhoff

APC Division Manager

Chris Marcus

APC Compliance Inspector III

Frank Garcia

APC Compliance Inspector II

Marcos Camargo

APC Compliance Inspector II

Wilmer Barrios

APC Compliance Inspector I

Chris Plancarte

APC Specialist

Engineering and Permitting

Jesus Ramirez

APC Division Manager

Victor Mendez

APC Engineer II

Israel Hernandez

APC Senior Engineer

Ramon Angulo

APC Engineer I

Planning and Monitoring

Monica Soucier

APC Division Manager

Curtis Blondell

APC Environmental Coordinator II

Ismael Garcia

APC Environmental Coordinator I

Michael Green

APC Monitoring Specialist

Felipe Vega, III

APC Monitoring Technician

AB 617, Grants and Border

Belen Leon-Lopez

Air Pollution Control Officer

Miguel Coronel

APC Special Projects Coordinator I

Marco Perrone

Administrative Analyst II

Adriana Carrillo

APC Special Projects Coordinator I