PROPOSED 2018 TRIENNIAL PROGRESS REPORT

AMENDMENT OF RULE 305, RESIDENTIAL ALLOWABLE BURNING

A public hearing to consider the adoption of the proposed amended Rule will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Placer County Air Pollution Control District Board, beginning at 2:30 PM, at the Placer County Board of Supervisors' Chambers, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, California. Any interested person may attend this meeting and provide comment.

Request for Public Comments on the Wildfire Mitigation Plan for the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area for fine particulate matter (PM2.5)

Cannabis Burning Rule Amendments

The Placer County Air Pollution Control District’s Board of Directs adopted amendments to  Rule 301, Nonagricultural Burning Smoke Management; Rule 302, Agricultural Waste Burning Smoke Management; and Rule 305, Residential Allowable Burning, during the regular meeting on August 9, 2018.

Of particular note, Rule 305, Residential Allowable Burning, was amended to prohibit all cannabis waste burning, including the burning of industrial hemp waste.  This provision, and other amendments to restrict cannabis waste burning will be effective January 1, 2019.

The amended Rules are linked below:

Rule 301, Nonagricultural Burning Smoke Management

Rule 302, Agricultural Waste Burning Smoke Management

Rule 305, Residential Allowable Burning

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