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San Francisco Health Code:

Article 22B Construction Dust

Article 31 Hunters Point Shipyard

Article 38 Enhanced Ventilation

San Francisco Public Works Code:

Article 21 Construction Dust

California Codes

Title 17 Chapter 5

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California Air Resources Board

SF Air Quality Element

Community Air Risk Evaluation (CARE) Program

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Article 38 Guidance (pdf)

SFDPH Fee Schedule

Air Quality, Smoking and Tobacco Program

The goal of the Air Quality, Smoking and Tobacco Programs is to implement relevant local laws and to pollutants in the air, including tobacco and tobacco-derived products.



Air Quality, Smoking and Tobacco Program Activities

Article 38

  Protect residents from the effects of living in a poor air quality zone by requiring enhanced ventilation in new and renovated residential buildings.

Environmental Tobacco Smoke Prevention Program

  Protect people from harmful exposure to environmental tobacco smoke

Tobacco Sales Permit Program

  Ensures that all facilities selling tobacco products, including e-cigarettes are permitted and comply with all relevant laws.

Dust Control

  Enforce Article 22B and Article 31 of the San Francisco Health Code to ensure that dust control plans are in place for certain construction projects


  Complaints about outdoor air quality, including air emissions from industrial plants; factories; refineries; neighborhood businesses or odor; dust or chemical air pollutants; wood smoke complaints regarding burning of wood and related solid fuels, smoking vehicle complaints for excessive exhaust from cars, trucks or buses may be made to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

  Complaints about emissions from diesel truck idling should be reported to the San Francisco Police Department

  For complaints about air quality issues not covered by the above categories, call or visit 311, or visit our complaint page.