Air Pollution Complaints

This page last reviewed June 10, 2014

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The ARB's Complaint Program conducts special investigations of air pollution complaints from all over the state of California, monitors the ARB's complaint hotline and informs Air Pollution Control Districts of possible violations of district rules and assists in conducting selected complaint investigations. To reach the ARB's Vehicle Complaint Hotline, please call 1-800-END-SMOG (1-800-363-7664)


Telephone Hotlines

Vehicle Complaint Hotline: 1-800-END-SMOG (1-800-363-7664)
General Air Pollution Complaint Hotline: 1-800-952-5588

Complaint Resolution

If you would like to learn more about how to resolve air pollution complaints, please review the ARB's Complaint Resolution Protocol (in English or Spanish.)

U.S. EPA

To report an environmental violation that falls under federal jurisdiction, please visit the U.S. EPA Compliance and Enforcement website, which also includes detailed information regarding what constitutes a federal environmental crime.

Complaint Program Contacts


Complaint Investigations: 

To report a general air quality complaint, please email envirotip@arb.ca.gov or telephone 1 (800) 952-5588. To discuss an existing complaint, please email Jeff Lindberg or telephone at (916) 322-0446.

Idling Commercial Vehicle or
Smoking Vehicle Complaints:

Please email envirotip@arb.ca.gov or telephone 1 (800) 952-5588.

Locomotive Complaints: 

Please email Rebecca Geyer or telephone at (916) 445-1461.

Drayage Complaints:  

Please email Debbi Klossing or telephone at (626) 350-6574.

TRU Complaints:  

In Northern California, please email Bradley Penick or telephone at (916) 445-0799.
In Southern California, please email Aldo Chaney or telephone at (626) 350-6577.


Thank you for helping us improve California's air quality!

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