public workshop to discuss ab617 & potential grant ideas for the community air protection program (capp)

The CAPP program was established in 2017 with the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017). AB 617 establishes requirements for community air monitoring and community emission reduction programs to reduce exposure in communities most impacted by air pollution. The State Legislature, through AB 617, has appropriated funding to support projects which address localized air pollution through incentive funding in order to deploy cleaner technologies. This workshop is intended to provide background on the AB 617 program, and to receive community input on local health concerns and on potential projects that may be eligible for future grant funding.

Date: April 25th, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Roseville Civic Center (City Hall)
Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
311 Vernon Street, Roseville

amendment of rule 601, permit fees

The District Board approved the adoption of amendments to Rule 601, Permit Fees, and associated changes to the District Fee Schedule, at the Board’s April 12, 2018 meeting.  Rule 601 and the associated fee schedules are amended to increase fees, create new fees, and in some instances change how fees are determined.

 

District Staff provided e-mail and mailed notices concerning the Public Hearing to consider the adoption of the amended Rule and fee schedule, as well as details regarding the 4 workshops (3 in Auburn, 1 in Tahoe City) that were held in late March, to all existing permitted facilities.  Notices were also published in the Auburn Journal. 

 

The new fees are effective July 1, 2018, concurrent with the start of the 2018-2019 District fiscal year.  Additional notices concerning the complete FY 2018-2019 District Fee Schedule, which includes other District fees in addition to those authorized by Rule 601, will provided in conjunction with the announcement of the availability for review of the Preliminary District Budget.  The Preliminary District Budget for FY 2018-2019 will be presented to the District Board on Thursday, June 11, 2018.

 

Staff Report for Rule 601 Amendments

 

Amended Rule 601

 

Adopted Fee Schedule for FY 2018-2019 through FY 2021-2022

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.

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 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