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Amended Operations for WNC Regional Air Quality


Updated July 1, 2020:

Effective Monday, June 29, 2020, the WNC Regional Air Quality Agency offices at 52 Coxe Ave. and 30 Valley St. will be reopened 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. Again, alternative means of accessing our services are available, and the public is encouraged to continue to use services via those platforms when possible. If we do not respond to the doorbell, please leave a message at (828) 250-6777 or email us at wncair@buncombecounty.org. A staff member will contact you as soon as 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 mike.matthews@buncombecounty.org 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.