Community Air Protection Program At FRAQMD
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 by filling out the survey below, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or contacting us at (530) 634-7659.
Community Air Protection Incentive Funds
The Governor and CA 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. This funding program is known at the Community Air Protection Incentive Funds or CAP Incentive Funds and is administered locally by the District. For more information on CAP Incentive Funds please visit Community Air Protection Incentive Funds - FRAQMD
Community Air Protection Program Survey:
In Yuba and Sutter counites, the Program funds enhanced air quality forecasting for ozone and particulate matter pollution. During most of the year the area exeriences good to moderate air quality. During episodes of wildfire smoke, particulate matter and ozone can reach unhealthy or hazardous levels. Enhanced air quality forecasting is especially important during these times.
The Program also funds Clarity particulate matter monitoring devices, which have been placed throughout the District and whose readings are available to the public in real time. The monitoring data is available here: Local Air Quality Conditions - FRAQMD.
The Program also gets District staff to community events where they receive input and talk to community members where they are. The Program has also funded research and development of rule amendments to adopt Best Available Retrofit Control Technology for stationary prime engines, primarily used in natural gas production.
For more information on the Community Air Protection Program in Yuba and Sutter counties, please contact Peter Angelonides, Air Quality Planner, at (530) 634-7659 ext 210 or by email email@example.com.
FRAQMD's Actions Implementing AB 617:
- 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-National Health Fair, 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 award letters mailed to some applicants Dec 2020.
- FRAQMD Board of Directors adopts EVSE ranking February 2021
- Project Plan for Stationary Engines Submitted to CARB May 11, 2021
- Project Plan for Stationary Engines approved by CARB February 16, 2022
- Remaining CAP Grants award letters for Year 2 mailed to applicants Feb 2022
- CAP Incentive Grants RFP for Year 3 launched March 25, 2022
- Community Air Protection Program update to the FRAQMD Board of Directors at public meeting on April 4, 2022:
Community Air Protection Program Update at April 2022 Board Meeting.pdf
- Public Workshop for CAP Incentive Grants held virtually April 27, 2022:
- Community Resource Fair in person booth collecting community feedback about air quality concerns, 810 Gray Avenue, Yuba City, Saturday May 21, 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm.