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Air Quality Information

Joint Butte County Air Quality Advisory

The Butte County Air Quality Management District Air Pollution Control Officer and the Butte County Public Health Director are issuing a Joint Air Quality Advisory (PDF) to notify the public about wildfire smoke impacts in Butte County due to several wildfires burning in Northern California.

OSHA Regulation Relating to Wildfire Smoke

Cal/OSHA now has a regulation regarding protecting employees from wildfire smoke.  The mandatory appendix to this regulation describes the health effects of wildfire smoke, how to obtain air quality information, how the University will communicate air quality information to the campus community, and how to properly use an N95 mask.

California State University, Chico is monitoring information from Butte County Air Quality Management District and AirNow.  Chico State promotes a safe a environmentally healthy environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors.