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

The Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area for PM2.5 (SFNA-PM2.5), which includes Sacramento County, the eastern portion of Yolo County, the northeast portion of Solano County, and western portions of El Dorado and Placer Counties, has been identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) as an area that is required to develop a mitigation plan to minimize the public’s exposure to PM2.5 emissions generated during wildfire events. Air districts in the SFNA-PM2.5 have jointly prepared the draft Wildfire Mitigation Plan for the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area for PM2.5 (Plan) as required by Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51.930 (40 CFR 51.930), and Staff is soliciting comments on the draft Plan.

This draft Plan outlines the actions each air district will take to notify the public and minimize air quality impacts when emissions from wildfires increase PM2.5 concentrations in the region to a level where they exceed or are expected to exceed the 24-hour PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard. Key elements in this Plan include: 1) public notification and education programs for affected communities, 2) steps to identify, study and implement mitigation measures, and 3) periodic review and evaluation of the mitigation plan.

An electronic copy of the draft Plan can be downloaded from the link below:

Wildfire Mitigation Plan for the Sacramento Federal Non-Attainment Area for PM2.5 (PDF)

A paper copy of the draft Plan can be viewed at the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) office. By this notice, all interested parties are advised to provide comments on the draft Plan. Written comments must be received before 4 PM on Thursday, September 20, 2018, and should be sent to:

Mr. Yushuo Chang

Placer County Air Pollution Control District

110 Maple Street Auburn, CA 95603

Or Fax: 530-745-2373

Or email: pcapcd@placer.ca.gov.

All public comments and responses will be part of the Plan submittal to EPA. Please contact PCAPCD at 530-745-2330 if you have any questions about the Plan.