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Amended Operations for WNC Regional Air Quality

The WNC Regional Air Quality Agency offices at 52 Coxe Avenue and 30 Valley Street are open to the public, in accordance with guidance and requirements from government and public health authorities to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting a County office, face coverings should be worn in accordance with the Stay Safe, Stay Smart order of May 22, 2020, which requires face coverings for individuals in all indoor public commercial facilities. If you do not have a face mask and are visiting Air Quality staff, we can supply you with a face mask.

If we do not respond to the doorbell, please leave a message at (828) 250-6777 or email us at A staff member will contact you as soon as possible.

Alternative means of accessing our services are available, and the public is encouraged to continue to use services via those platforms when possible.

Asbestos, Demolition and Removal/Renovation Permits are being issued from Permitting and Inspections at 30 Valley Street. Please contact Mike Matthews at (828) 250-6776 or to obtain a permit. The application is available as a fillable pdf on our website herePermit applications can be emailed to Mr. Matthews or left in the box in front of the 30 Valley St., Buncombe County Permit office. 

The ambient air quality monitoring network continues to be fully operational.

For open burning information, please call the direct information line at (828) 250-6767.