About the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Stretched out over almost 20,000 square miles of California’s vast desert expanse, the MDAQMD is geographically the second largest of the state’s 35 air districts. As the air pollution control agency for San Bernardino County’s High Desert and Riverside County’s Palo Verde Valley, the MDAQMD has primary responsibility for controlling emissions from stationary sources of air pollution, which can include equipment located at cement facilities, power plants or the corner gas station. There are over 1,000 such businesses operating under MDAQMD permits.
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The District implements air quality programs requited by State and Federal mandates and enforces rules and regulations based on air pollution law. The MDAQMD is committed to protecting the air breathed by more than 500,000 residents living within its boundaries while supporting strong and sustainable economic growth. This is accomplished through a comprehensive and common-sense program of planning, regulation, compliance assistance, enforcement, monitoring, and public education.