Where does the Air District get its authority?

In 1946, the California Legislature enacted the first air pollution control law authorizing the formation of county air pollution control districts. In 1955, the Bay Area Air Pollution Control Law was adopted, establishing the Bay Area Air Pollution Control District (later renamed the Bay Area Air Quality Management District) as the first regional air pollution control agency in the nation.  The Air District has been delegated the authority to enforce federal asbestos regulation.  The Air District developed its own rule in 1976 that is more stringent than the federal rule.

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