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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

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.

PROPOSED 2018 TRIENNIAL PROGRESS REPORT

PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP AND PUBLIC HEARING

PROPOSED 2018 TRIENNIAL PROGRESS REPORT

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.

Agenda | Packet

notice of meeting cancellation

Per direction from Board Chair Holmes, the Placer County Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors’ regular meeting scheduled for December 14, 2017, is hereby cancelled due to a general lack of business or urgency for action by the Board. The Notice of Meeting Cancellation is attached. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on February 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm in the Placer County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers at 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, California. 

Notice of Cancellation

District-sponsored Biochar Production GHG Offset Protocol

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

The office will be closed on Monday October 8th for columbus day

The office will be closed on Monday October 8th for Columbus day.

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

District Board of directors approved the plan on october 12, 2017.  SACRAMENTO REGIONAL 2008 NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARD 8-HOUR OZONE ATTAINMENT AND REASONABLE FURTHER PROGRESS PLAN

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

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.

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.

Variance hearing for roseville energy park

The District Hearing Board will hold a hearing at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2nd, 2018, at 110 Maple Street, Auburn, California.  The hearing will be on the petition by the Roseville Energy Park located at 5120 Phillip Road in Roseville for a Short Term Variance #18-01. The company operates a power plant with two combustion turbines. A variance is being sought due to the required tuning and testing of high pressure steam attemperator valves as well as the Power System Stabilizer. During the tuning and testing of these components, there is a possibility of brief periods of emissions exceeding permitted limitations during the startup and shutdown transitions and extended operations at intermediate loads.

Members of the public or agency staff are invited to review the application at the District’s Office at 110 Maple Street, Auburn, CA 95603, and provide public comment in writing or at the hearing. The following documents are available for review

Permit REPR-09-01
Permit REPR-09-02
Title V Permit
Short Term Variance Application

For additional information, please contact Emmanuel Orozco at (530) 745-2324.