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AB 923 New School Bus funding Request for Proposals released
Spare the Air Season starts May 1
CalFire Burn Permits Required May 1, 2016
PM2.5 Federal New Source Review (NSR) Rule Adoption March 8, 2016 - Notice of Public Hearing
PM2.5 Federal NSR Staff Report
PM2.5 Federal NSR Rule
AB 2766 Request for Proposal - Motor Vehicle Emission Reduction Projects Notice
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Wild Fire Smoke Advisory July 2015
CAL FIRE has Suspended All Outdoor Residential Burning
New Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations at Placerville & South Lake Tahoe Government Centers
Notice of FY 15/16 Proposed AQMD Budget Hearings: June 9 and June 23, 2015
FY 15/16 Proposed AQMD Budget Summary
FY 15/16 Proposed Air Quality Management District Fee Schedule
Ten New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installed at Red Hawk Casino with AQMD Grant
Cal Fire End of Wildfire Season Notice 2014
National Drive Electric Week Event Sep 14, 10-6 - Sacramento (Whole Foods - Folsom)
Truck and Bus Rule: Air Resources Board (ARB) 2 hour course on compliance
Notice of FY 14/15 Proposed AQMD Budget Hearings: June 10 and June 24, 2014
FY 14/15 Proposed AQMD Budget Summary
FY 14/15 Proposed Air Quality Management District Fee Schedule
4 Ways to Learn if it's a Burn Day
ARB's submission to US EPA of the 2013 Update to the Sacramento Regional 8-hour Ozone Attainment Plan and Reasonable Further Progress Plan
Deadline to Register Refrigeration Systems - ARB Notice
LEARN BEFORE YOU BURN - 1 page tip sheet
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Notice of Public Hearing - Revisions to 2013 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Plan and Reasonable Further Progress Plan
Aboveground Storage Tank Enhanced Vapor Recovery Handbook
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal-Fire)
Debris Burning Safety and Burn Permit Information
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Provides Summary of Health Consultation
EPA has launched Burn Wise educational campaign to help reduce wood smoke pollution.
The program encourages people to burn the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance. In many areas across the nation, wood smoke is a significant contributor to particle pollution. EPA's message is fairly simple: If people burn wood, they can save money and have a safer and healthier home by following these tips:
- Burn only dry, seasoned wood. It’s better for the air – and your wallet. Look for wood that is darker, has cracks in the end grain, and sounds hollow when hit against another piece of wood. Dry seasoned wood is more efficient at heating your home and therefore can add up to significant savings over the winter. Never burn painted or treated wood or trash.
- Maintain your wood stove or fireplace and have a certified technician inspect them yearly. A certified technician can clean dangerous soot from your chimney, and keep your wood stove or fireplace working properly – reducing your risk of a home fire.
- Change to an EPA-certified wood stove or fireplace insert. These models are more efficient than older models, keeping your air cleaner, your home safer and your fuel bill lower, while keeping you warm in the winter. Please see below for information on AQMD's Incentive Woodstove Replacement Rebate Program.
Incentive Woodstove Replacement Program
On July 17, 2007, the Board of Directors approved $55,000 to fund a woodstove/fireplace replacement incentive program (Chimney Smoke RIP) to encourage homeowners to permanently remove or replace older woodstoves or fireplaces with cleaner burning devices to improve winter air quality. On March 12, 2013, the Board increased the monetary incentives and streamlined the Chimney Smoke RIP. The new funding levels are: $500 for removal of non-EPA certified wood burning device (i.e., open fireplace, woodstove, etc) and replace with EPA-certified woodstove, insert, or pellet stove, or $600 for replacement with or use of existing propane, natural gas, or electric heating appliance. Additionally, AQMD will pay for the cost of the Building Permit. Funding is intended only for primary residences in El Dorado County and will be available on a first come, first serve basis, until the funds are depleted. Pre-Approval from AQMD is required prior to applying for a building permit. To learn more about this program and how to apply for funding go to the AQMD
Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) - Public Outreach
The AQMD is conducting public outreach to rental yards, landscapers, drillers and other contractors who own or operate diesel powered portable equipment greater that 50 horsepower, to provide information regarding applicable state regulations and to announce increased local enforcement for unpermitted equipment. For information on applicable state regulations see:
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has provided an update to Indoor Air Cleaner Regulation:
Beginning October 18, 2010, no person or business may manufacture, sell, supply, offer for sale or introduce into commerce, for use in California, any indoor air cleaning device for use or intended for use in occupied spaces unless the device is certified by the CARB. Two fact sheets issued by CARB and entitled
Beware of Ozone-generating Indoor "Air Purifiers" and
California’s Regulation to Limit Ozone Emissions from Indoor Air Cleaning Devices, highlight the concerns about intentional ozone generators. The latter also explains the new regulation. These fact sheets may answer many of your questions and help with selection of suitable indoor air cleaners.
AB 998 has provisions for grants for replacement of perchloroethylene dry cleaning equipment.
Fire Safe Council Wood Chipping
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