El Dorado AQMD Business Process Changes due to the Coronavirus
​El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is taking measures to limit public exposure required to support our daily activities.  We would like to recommend doing business online as much as possible and we do understand some tasks cannot be completed as such.  As of March 18, 2020, we have employees present in the office; however, this could change rapidly based upon the state and county guidance offered to minimize the spread of the virus.  Please call (530) 621-7501 or email us at aqmd@edcgov.us for the most up-to-date information. 

Burn Permits:

Burn permits can be completed online by the requestor.  An office visit is NOT REQUIRED.  AQMD will review and approve your permit within 24 hours.  Click here to go to the online burn permit application.

Drive Clean Program:

Remember a Pre-Approval is always required prior to taking possession of your vehicle.  An office visit is NOT REQUIRED.  AQMD will review and approve your Pre-Approval within 24 hours.  Click here to go to the online Drive Clean pre-approval application.

Chimney Smoke RIP Program:

If you are in need of a pre-approval stove inspection to verify your stove qualifies or to start the application process, give us a call at (530) 621-7501 or email us at aqmd@edcgov.us.  We will respond within 24 hours by phone or email if you don't reach a live person when calling.

The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) works to improve air quality and quality of life for El Dorado County residents


​​Staff Members

Dave Johnston
Air Pollution Control Officer
(530) 621-7578

Mike D'Amico 
Sr. Air Quality Engineer
(New Projects, Grants, CEQA, Rules)
(530) 621-7571

Lisa Petersen
Air Quality Engineer
(Permits, Air Toxics, Enforcement)
(530) 621-7574

Rania Serieh 
Air Quality Engineer 

(Permits, Air Toxics, Enforcement) 

(530) 621-7509 

Candice Thomas
Sr. Air Quality Specialist
(530) 621-7507

Neil Hammel
Air Quality Specialist II
(530) 621-7508

Rachel Douglas
Air Quality Specialist I
(530) 621-7581

Todd Lenkin
Air Quality Technician I
(Front Counter/Permit Intake)
(530) 621-7503

Scott Wilson 

Air Quality Administrative Analyst 


(530) 621-7554 


Thank you for working with us to improve air quality