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Smoke Complaints

If you’re being impacted by smoke or suspect illegal burning, you should notify the appropriate state or local authority. Many agencies have special Complaint Lines or email addresses available to the public. Communicating your concerns and comments about smoke can help local burn managers and air quality specialists learn when a smoke problem is occurring and how best to address it. It’s most helpful to provide specific details (if known), about the date, time, location, and source of the smoke, material being burned, and nature of the concern. While your complaint can be anonymous, providing your name and phone number (or email address) means you can be contacted for additional information if needed and/or provided with a response.

Agricultural Burning Complaints

Inside Kootenai County: (208) 769-2852
Outside Kootenai County: 1-800-345-1007 (toll-free)

Oregon’s Willamette Valley
Salem Complaint Line: (503) 986-4709
Eugene Complaint Line (541) 686-7600

Toll-free line for smoke complaints and comments at 1-866-211-6284

Forestry Burning Complaints


The Montana-Idaho Airshed Group website identifies Airshed Coordinators for local areas.

Mike Ziolko, Oregon Department of Forestry, 503-945-7452

Mark Gray, Washington Department of Natural Resources, 360-902-1754

General Open Burning, Wood Stoves/Fireplaces, or other Smoke Complaints

Jeannette Brena (907) 465-5122

Contact the nearest Idaho Department of Environmental Quality office:

Contact the nearest Oregon Department of Environmental Quality office:

Contact the nearest Washington Department of Ecology or local air quality office:

Burning on Tribal Lands

Contact the Tribe’s environmental or air quality specialist:

Indian Tribal Air Contacts

You can also share your comments or concerns about smoke and air quality with EPA:

Point of contact:
Steve Body, EPA Region 10
Office of Air Quality, OAQ-107
1200 Sixth Ave, Suite 900 Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-553-0782

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