The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced a new web tool where people can search for all notices of violation that the district has issued in the past five years.

The tool can be found at for people who may be interested in finding out which facilities in their communities were accusing of violating air quality laws.

People can search by locations, facility names, date ranges, current enforcement status and the amount of the penalty, according to the air district. For penalties of $100,000 or more, the district also sends out public announcements.

“As part of our commitment to transparency, the air district has developed a new web tool for the public to track notices of violation that have been issued for facilities in their communities,” said air district executive officer Philip Fine on Thursday. “The air district is committed to vigorously enforcing air quality regulations to protect the health of all Bay Area residents.”

Dan McMenamin is the managing editor at Bay City News, directing daily news coverage of the 12-county greater Bay Area. He has worked for BCN since 2008 and has been managing editor since 2014 after previously serving as BCN’s San Francisco bureau reporter. A UC Davis graduate, he came to BCN after working for a newspaper and nonprofit in the Davis area. He handles staffing, including coaching of our interns, day-to-day coverage decisions and management of the newswire.