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Working to keep the air you
BREATHE CLEAN

We are proud of the air quality in our corner of Washington. Since the passage of the Washington State Clean Air Act in 1967, the Northwest Clean Air Agency has been the primary government agency responsible for protecting the air in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties. We are responsible for enforcing federal, state and local air quality regulations at stationary sources of air pollution in our jurisdiction. In addition to regulating businesses, we focus on informing the public about air quality issues and how to make clean air choices.

Our work is paying off, too. Our region has some of the lowest levels of ozone and particle pollution in the country, according to the American Lung Association’s 2017 report. The air quality in our jurisdiction is outstanding — and we’re committed to keeping it that way.

We’re here to preserve, protect and enhance our air quality

for the benefit of current and future generations in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties by fostering individual responsibility and assuring regulatory accountability.

Our Board

The Northwest Clean Air Agency, like other local clean air agencies, is governed by a Board of Directors that oversees its operations.

By state law, the Board of Directors is composed of local government representatives and an at-large member.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is made up of Island, Skagit and Whatcom county experts in public health, air pollution control, chemistry, meteorology, and other related disciplines, as well as representatives of industry and the environmental community.

It’s their job to advise the agency and Board of Directors on air pollution matters.

Staff

Northwest Clean Air Agency’s staff is here to help the community — and you. View the directory to contact any of our staff.