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PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2018-19 PROPOSED BUDGET

A public hearing will be held beginning at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 175 Fulweiler Avenue, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Auburn, California, before the Board of Directors of the Placer County Air Pollution Control District for the exclusive purpose of reviewing the proposed District budget for fiscal year 2018-19 and providing the public with an opportunity to comment. The public hearing is the first to be held pursuant to Section 40131 of the California Health and Safety Code.

A second public hearing will be held before the Board of Directors to consider the approval of the final proposed budget on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at a regularly scheduled meeting, beginning at 2:30 P.M.

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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 http://www.placerair.org. 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.