Clean Air grant program - program changes coming in 2018

Beginning in 2018, the District’s Clean Air Grant (CAG) Program will be incorporating an additional funding source! This means that the amount of budgeted grant funds will increase by at least a half million dollars annually. Due to the requirements of the funds (Carl Moyer Funds) and the schedule upon which the District receives them, the application submittal period for 2018 is expected to begin in April and will remain open until all funds are exhausted. See the table below for some of the primary changes to the District’s annual CAG program.

amendment of rule 601, permit fees

The Placer County Air Pollution Control District (District) is proposing the amendment of Rule 601, Permit Fees, and associated changes to the District Fee Schedule.  District Staff will hold the workshops listed in the attached notice Rule 601 Amendment Workshop & Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing: District Staff will be seeking the adoption of the proposed amendments by the Placer County Air Pollution Control Board, in a public hearing to be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at City Council Chambers, City of Auburn, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn California. 

Drafts of the proposed amended rule and fee schedule and the draft staff report may be reviewed at the District Office at 110 Maple Street, Auburn, California, 95603, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Copies of draft rule, draft staff report, and other supporting documents are available upon request, or may be downloaded from the links below. Inquiries may be directed to Todd Nishikawa at tnishika@placer.ca.gov and (530) 745-2322.  Written comments may be mailed to above address or e-mailed.

Rule 601 Amendment Staff Report Workshop Draft

Rule 601 Permit Fees (Current Rule)

Rule 601 Permit Fees (Proposed Amended Rule)

REGULATORY MEASURES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADOPTION IN 2018

A list of regulatory measures tentatively scheduled for consideration by the Placer County Air Pollution Control District during the 2018 calendar year has been prepared pursuant to Section 40923 of the California Health and Safety Code. The regulatory measures list is composed of air pollution control requirements or guidelines that may be considered for adoption as new or amended rules and regulations of the District. The list can be found here.

Lincoln PM2.5 Air Quality Data is Currently Unavailable

The Air District in coordination with the City of Lincoln is in the process of relocating the Lincoln PM2.5 air quality monitoring site.  Because of this, the monitor is currently down at the existing site.  Staff understands the impacts that this may cause and is working hard to temporarily restore operation as quickly as possible until a new monitoring site for Lincoln is located.  In the interim, please consider using the Auburn and Roseville PM2.5 monitoring sites, listed on the Spare the Air website for air quality information. The District thanks you for your patience.

District-sponsored Biochar Production GHG Offset Protocol

District-sponsored Biochar Production GHG Offset Protocol has been accepted into the CAPCOA GHG Rx