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Community Air Protection Program

New: CAP Incentive Grant Initial Application List Posted April 20, 2020 (see below)

In response to Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (C. Garcia, Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017), the Feather River Air Quality Management District is implementing the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP or Program). The Program’s focus is to reduce exposure in communities most impacted by air pollution. FRAQMD staff have been working closely with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on implementation of the CAPP, The FRAQMD would also like feedback from community groups, community members, environmental organizations, and regulated industries on their air pollution concerns within their communities. We welcome and encourage your participation in this effort.

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Community Air Protection Programs are Funded by CCI

 

FRAQMD's Actions Implementing AB 617 and Important Dates:

  • December 4, 2017 - Adopted changes to Mutual Settlement Policy in response to AB 617
  • April 2, 2018 - Adopted Grant Agreement to implement the CAPP
  • Participation in CARB workgroups for emission inventory and BARCT/BACT
  • Local Agency Workshops on AB 617
  • Public Workshops in SB 535 Disadvantaged Communities, September 29, 2018 Yuba County Safety & Wellness Fair, 5730 Packard Avenue, Marysville, from 10 am to 2 pm
  • First Year Community recommendations and monitoring plans adopted by CARB by October 1, 2018
  • Deadline to submit project ideas and community feedback: October 15, 2018
  • Enhanced particulate matter forecasting contract with STI November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019
  • CARB Board adopted Criteria and Toxics Reporting Regulation (CTR) December 14, 2018 Note: CARB has proposed amendments to the CTR, more info here: https://www.fraqmd.org/important-information-about-the-carb-criteria-and-toxics-reporting-regulation
  • Expedited BARCT schedule posted January 1, 2019
  • List of proposed projects for CAP Grants posted March 28, 2019
  • Playzeum Touch A Truck event to receive community input April 6, 2019 from 11am-3pm
  • FRAQMD Board Meeting to accept Year 2 implementation grant April 8, 2019
  • Community Event in Low-Income Buffer Area, August 17, 2019, FRAQMD staff accepting community feedback on funding programs to reduce emissions at the Community Resource Fair from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Community Event in Disadvantage Area, October 13, 2019, Bi-Nation Health, Richland Housing, 420 Miles Avenue, Yuba City, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • CAP Grants initial proposals accepted until April 17, 2020.
  • CAP Grants initial proposals posted for ten day public review period April 20, 2020.

 

CAP Grants

In September 2017, the governor and legislature established an early action component to AB 617 that would use existing incentive programs to get immediate emission reductions in the communities most impacted by air pollution.  AB 134 appropriated $250 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to reduce mobile source emissions (including criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and greenhouse gases) in those communities.  Here is a link to the California Climate Investments website for the Annual Report to the Legislature: www.caclimateinventments.ca.gov/annual-report and a link to the CARB website for the online map: www.arb.ca.gov/ccimap.

The Feather River AQMD has been allocated $1,088,281.25 of these funds for emission reduction projects in the second year of program funding.  These funds will be used to implement projects under the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program in accordance with the 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines and the Community Air Protection Funds Supplement to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program 2017 adopted by CARB in April 2018.  The projects should be located in and directly benefit SB 535 and AB 1550 communities.  Projects will be selected based on benefit to SB 535 and AB 1550 communities, eligiblity under the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines, and community input.  The District will prioritize zero-emission equipment projects.  The projects will be administered in accordance with the Community Air Protection Incentives Program Policy and Procedures:

Policy and Procedures CAP Incentives

 

New: Initial Applications Posted April 20, 2020 for ten day public review

The District has received the following applications as of April 20, 2020, and hereby posts them for public review and comment.  After the ten day public posting, the District will submit the list to the California Air Resources Board along with a request for funds disbursement.  Comments on the initial list can be emailed to (redacted).  Messages may also be left by phone at (530) 634-7659 ext 210 or by mail/drop off at 541 Washington Avenue, Yuba City, CA  95991 Attn: CAP Incentives.

  1. Marysville Joint Unified School District proposes to replace five diesel-fueled school buses with five new, cleaner diesel fueled school buses.  The buses operate within the disadvantaged community.  The request is for $824,998.70.
  2. The U.S. Air Force proposes to install seven dual head electric vehicle charging stations at Beale Air Force Base.  The station locations are within the low-income community on the base.  The request is for $304,008.00.
  3. The City of Marysville submitted multiple projects for initial consideration, all within the disadvantaged community:
  • In the On Road Heavy Duty category, the City may replace a wildland fire truck and/or a brush truck for up to $820,000.00.
  • In the Off Road category, the City may replace stationary diesel engines, a forklift, and/or three wheeled segways for up to $420,000.
  • In the Infrastructure category, the City may install 3-5 electric vehicle charging stations at an estimated cost of $100,000.

 

Applications:

General Application fillable.pdfOn Road Vehicle fillable.pdfOff Road Application fillable.pdf

 

Program Flyers:

Air Filtration At Schools Flyer.pdfZero Emission Infrastructure Flyer.pdfZero Emission Lawn Garden at Schools Flyer.pub

 

For more information on the CAPP, please contact the District at (530) 634-7659 or visit CARB's website: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/community-air-protection-program-ab617.