1. Click and report: http://www.airwatchbayarea.org/ Your report will go directly to BAAQMD and to a separate, air pollution event database.
Air Watch is a collaborative effort between concerned citizens living in refinery corridors and research teams from two universities on the East Coast: Drexel and Carnegie Mellon
…is also available on your smart phone. Just download the app!
Or you can call the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) directly on the phone at 800-334-6367. Give them your phone number if you would like the investigator to call you back. Please Note: BAAQMD says it will take a complaint seriously if there are five complaints. It used to be three. So, after you call or fill out an online form, do nudge your friends or neighbors to stand outside, take a whiff….and make a call or make a report online.
2. Contact Phillips 66 refinery directly and complain
- Call 510-245-4070. Select the menu choices that will get you to speak with the Shift Supervisor. If the Shift Supervisor does not answer, the phone system offers you a choice to be transferred to the cell phone. Leave a message if you can’t get anyone live.
- If you do reach a person, be sure to lot time of the call, the person’s name that you spoke to and what was said.
3. Keep a log. Here are some suggestions:
- Note the date and time of the flare or smell
- Describe what you saw or the quality of what you smelled (if possible)
- Note any physical reactions that you or your neighbors (or pets) experienced — if any. For example: breathing difficulties, coughing, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, irritation of skin or eyes, lethargy, etc.