he District Office has increased Burn Permit Fees effective July 1, 2018. Click
hrough a partnership with Senator Mike McGuire and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) the District has been asked to administer the Rural School Bus Pilot Project for the State of California.
The main goal of this grant program is accelerating the turnover of California school bus fleets to lower carbon transportation choices, especially in rural school districts who have less access to other funding sources.
raditionally, small and rural school districts have the oldest and worst polluting fleets, that historically have not had the opportunity or ability to receive funds for replacement or upgrade projects.
According the US EPA, more than half of today’s school buses have been in service for over a decade. These older buses emit twice as much pollution per mile as a semi-truck. Consequently, health risks for students,
especially younger children, increase significantly because their respiratory systems are still developing.
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December 23, 2016 ARB released revisions to the TIMBER Program funding table for the 2017 year. The first revision increases the cost-effectiveness limit to the
current Carl Moyer Program cap of $18,260 per ton which reduces usage requirements at some funding levels. The second revision affects applicants opted in to the Small
Fleet option of the Statewide Truck and Bus Regulation. The full Mail-out (MSC 16-19) can be viewed here
eginning January 1, 2017 owners of only one unfiltered truck will no longer be eligible for TIMBER funding. However, these truckers
can still apply for the Providing Loan Assistance for California Equipment program (PLACE)
which may be easier to qualify for than typical loans.
District will be accepting TIMBER grant applications until all funding is exhausted. For more information or to download an application
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American Lung Associations's "State of the Air" Report
he American Lung Association (ALA) State of the Air 2018
report looks at levels of ozone and particle pollution found in official monitoring sites across the United States in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
The report uses the most current quality-assured nationwide data available for these analyses.
The report examines particle pollution (PM2.5) in two separate ways: averaged year-round (annual average) and over short-term levels (24-hour). For both ozone and short-term particle pollution,
the analysis uses a weighted average number of days that allows recognition
of places with higher levels of pollution. For the year-round particle pollution rankings, the report uses averages calculated and reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
For comparison, the "State of the Air 2017" report covered data from 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The only county in the North Coast Unified AQMD's jurisdiction that is able to receive a grade (i.e. there is monitoring data available) is Humboldt County.
State of the Air 2018