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Upcoming Rule Workshops and Public Hearings

The Feather River Air Quality Management District (District) will conduct a public hearing on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments and consider the certification that the District’s existing nonattainment new source review program, approved into the state implementation plan in 2015, is at least as stringent as the requirements at 40 CFR 51.165 for ozone and its precursors, as amended by the final rule titled Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone: Nonattainment Area State Implementation Plan (SIP) Requirements (83 FR 62998, December 6, 2018).  The certification includes the south Sutter County portion of the Sacramento Metro nonattainment area and the Sutter Buttes nonattainment area for the 2015 ozone NAAQS.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Hearing will be held virtually. The public may attend remotely via a video link or telephone. Additional information, including the video link and telephone instructions will be posted at FRAQMD’s website,, under the Public Notices icon.

The certification is available on District’s website:  If adopted, the certification will be forwarded to the California Air Resources Board and the US Environmental Protection Agency for approval as part of the SIP. 

The public is invited to comment on the certification. Written comments can be submitted by mail to Christopher Brown, APCO, FRAQMD, 541 Washington Avenue, Yuba City, CA  95991, by email to:, or by FAX to 530-634-7660.  Written comments should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 24, 2021.  Comments may also be presented at the public hearing on June 7, 2021.  For more information, contact the District at (530) 634-7659 or visit    

Nonattainment Area New Source Review Certification for 2015 Ozone Standard