Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT THE SACRAMENTO REGIONAL 2008 NAAQS 8-HOUR OZONE ATTAINMENT AND REASONABLE FURTHER PROGRESS PLAN (SIP)

Date:         Monday, October 2, 2017

Time:         4:00 P.M.

Location:   Yuba County Government Center, 915 8th Street, Marysville, CA

The Feather River Air Quality Management will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the Sacramento Regional 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) 8-Hour Ozone Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress Plan (Plan). The Plan geographically covers the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area (SFNA) which includes all of Sacramento and Yolo counties, and portions of Placer, El Dorado, Solano, and Sutter counties. Each SFNA air district will hold a separate public hearing to adopt this Plan.

The Plan documents how the region is meeting requirements under the Clean Air Act in demonstrating reasonable further progress and attainment of the 2008 NAAQS of 75 parts per billion. The Plan includes an updated emissions inventory, analyzes air quality trends and evaluates photochemical modeling results. This plan also establishes new motor vehicle emission budgets for transportation conformity purposes. In addition, the plan also documents the region’s reasonably available control measure analysis and vehicle miles travelled offset demonstration.

After the SFNA air districts adopt and California Air Resources Board (CARB) approve the plan, the Plan will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan. This notice, the public hearing, and the Plan satisfies the requirements of the Clean Air Act Sections 110, 172, 176, 181, 182, and Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulation Part 51.

The FRAQMD Board of Directors will consider the adoption of the Plan during this public hearing. Copies of this notice, the Plan and its appendices are available in the links below. Paper copies may be viewed at the District office or purchased by calling (530) 634-7659 for a fee of $0.25 per page plus mailing costs. 

·        Plan and Appendices (PDF) (56 MB)

·        Plan (PDF) (4 MB)

·        Appendices (PDF) (50 MB)

By this notice, all interested parties are requested to provide comments on the Plan. Oral and written testimony may be made at the District Board of Directors public hearing on October 2, 2017. In addition, written comments will be received at the FRAQMD office until Thursday, September 21, 2017 and should be made to:

FRAQMD, 541 Washington Avenue, Yuba City, CA  95991

Or Email: (redacted), Or Fax: 530-634-7660

All public comments and responses will be included as part of the Plan submittal to CARB and the USEPA. For additional information, please contact Sondra Spaethe at (530) 634-7659 ext 210.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT THE SACRAMENTO FEDERAL OZONE NONATTAINMENT AREA REDESIGNATION REQUEST FOR THE 1979 1-HOUR OZONE STANDARD

Date:         Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time:         9:00 A.M.

Location:   Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chambers (Room 1450)

                  700 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

On behalf of all the Air Districts that comprise the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area (SFNA), the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) will hold a public hearing on September 28, 2017 to consider adoption of the “Sacramento Federal Ozone Nonattainment Area Redesignation Substitution Request for the 1979 1-Hour Ozone Standard” (RS Request). The RS Request is a regional plan and geographically covers the SFNA which includes all of Sacramento and Yolo counties, and portions of Placer, El Dorado, Solano, and Sutter counties. The SFNA was found in attainment for the 1-Hour standard in 2012.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has determined that areas may remove requirements which are still in place for the 1979 standard by submitting a RS Request which is based on the Clean Air Act (CAA) criteria for redesignation to attainment in CAA §107(d)(3)(E). This RS Request meets the RS requirements by showing it has: 1) demonstrated that the area has attained the 1979 1-Hour Standard; 2) shown that improvement in air quality is due to permanent and enforceable measures; and 3) will continue to maintain the standard for 10 years.

This document includes a request that, after USEPA approves the redesignation, USEPA also acknowledge that the CAA section 185 fee requirements for the 1-hour standard are terminated. The SFNA is still subject to the CAA section 185 fee requirement for the 1-hour standard unless a RS request is approved by the USEPA.

The SMAQMD Board of Directors will consider the adoption of the RS Request during this public hearing. Copies of this notice and the RS Request are available in the link below. Paper copies may be viewed at the District office or purchased by calling (916) 874-4800 for a fee of $0.25 per page plus mailing costs.

Redesignation Substitution Request (PDF) (1.9 MB)

By this notice, all interested parties are invited to provide comments on the RS Request. Oral and written testimony may be made at the District Board of Directors public hearing on September 28, 2017. Written comments must be received at or before the SMAQMD Board Hearing on Thursday, September 28, 2017 and should be made to:

Mr. Richard Muzzy

SMAQMD

777 12th Street 3rd Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814-1908

Or Email: (redacted)

Or Fax: 916-874-4899

All public comments and responses will be included as part of the RS Request submittal to the California Air Resources Board and the USEPA. For additional information, please contact Richard Muzzy at 916-874-1164.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 1979 RS REQUEST.pdf