About Us

Spokane Clean Air enforces federal, state and local regulations to reduce air pollution. Our authority was established under the 1967 Washington Clean Air Act (RCW 70.94) and we became fully activated on January 1, 1969.

2019 marks the 50th year that we have been working with you for clean air. Together we can continue improving air quality over the next 50 years and beyond. Learn more about our 50th anniversary and our clean air progress since 1969. 

There are currently seven local air agencies established in some portions of our state. Where no local air agency is established, or the air agency cannot perform the statutory duties required under Washington law, the Washington State Department of Ecology has this authority to regulate and enforce issues related to air quality.

Spokane Clean Air's Board of Directors believes that a fully-funded, technically-capable, and locally-controlled air quality agency is necessary to the environmental and economic health of Spokane County.  

Board of Directors

Our five-member Board of Directors establishes the policies and oversees the operations of the agency. 
 

Advisory Council

Our volunteer Advisory Council, with members representing various fields including business, health, science, and industry, provides input to the Director and Board of Directors on air quality programs and agency business.  
 

Agency Staff

Our professional agency staff provides technical, engineering, compliance, education/outreach, administrative and clerical support. 
 

Fines Collected for Violations

A five-year history of civil penalties assessed by Spokane Clean Air are posted here
 

Funding

Spokane Clean Air’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017 is approximately $2 million. Funding comes from a variety of sources, including state and federal grants, and fees for certain services. Local funding comes from an annual assessment that Spokane County and its cities and towns pay on behalf of their citizens. The assessment is based on a formula outlined in the state’s Clean Air Act. Spokane Clean Air's Board of Directors believes that a fully-funded, technically-capable, and locally-controlled air quality agency is necessary to the environmental and economic health of Spokane County. 
Projected Revenues FY17

  

Key Agency Programs  

Spokane Clean Air focuses its resources on key programs to reduce air pollutants. 

  

Links to other Agencies

As a courtesy we're providing links to other local public agencies.