Board meeting August 9th, 2018 Change of location

Placer County Air Pollution Control District’s Board Chair, Scott Alvord, in coordination with Erik White, Air Pollution Control Officer, that the meeting location for the District’s August 9th, 2018 Board of Directors meeting is hereby changed to the Auburn City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn (previously scheduled at County Board of Supervisors Chambers). The location change will also be noticed with the required posting of the meeting agenda. The start time of the meeting will be at 2:30pm, as previously scheduled.

Cannabis Burning Rule Amendments

The District is proposing the amendment of Rule 301, Nonagricultural Burning Smoke Management; Rule 302, Agricultural Waste Burning Smoke Management; and Rule 305, Residential Allowable Burning.  Each Rule is amended to add a definition for “Cannabis” and “Marijuana” and adds language to allow the District to prohibit or restrict by permit the open burning of waste from growing or processing of cannabis.

In addition, Rule 305 is amended to allow the use of burn barrels to burn dry paper or cardboard in an area exempted from the State Airborne Toxics Control Measure for outdoor residential waste burning.  The Iowa Hill sub-area of Placer County is the only area currently exempted.

A public hearing to consider the adoption of the proposed amended Rules will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Placer County Air Pollution Control District Board, beginning at 2:30 PM, at the Auburn City Council Chambers, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, California. Any interested person may attend this meeting and provide comment.

Addition information and copies of the proposed amended rules and a draft staff report may be found


A public hearing to consider the final proposed District budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 will be held at the Thursday, August 9, 2018 board meeting which begins at 2:30 pm, at the Auburn City Council Chambers at 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, to provide the public with an opportunity to comment, and to present the final proposed budget to the District’s Board of Directors for approval. The public hearing is held pursuant to Section 40131 of the California Health and Safety Code

summary of the proposed District budget for fiscal year 2018-19 may be reviewed after June 1, 2018, at the District Office at 110 Maple Street, Auburn, CA 95603, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.  Copies of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19 and the approved schedule of District fees will be provided upon request or can be downloaded from An increase to permit fees was approved on April 12, 2018 and is included in this budget. Comments regarding the budget may be submitted in writing to Placer County Air Pollution Control District at the above address. Inquiries may be directed to A.J. Nunez at (530) 745-2381.

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