News Release - Public hearing scheduled for April 27, 2017 has been canceled
The public hearing scheduled for April 27, 2017 has been canceled and the Petition for an Order of Abatement with Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC) has been withdrawn.
Settlement has been reached with HRC regarding alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act and District rules which have been issued primarily
regarding operation of the Scotia biomass plant for excess emissions of carbon monoxide and fine particulates. The District has been monitoring for particulate matter in both Scotia
and Rio Dell to ensure public health is protected, and will continue to monitor facility operations and ensure completion of all requirements.
News Release - Rural School Bus Pilot Project
new program funded by proceeds from the State’s Cap-and-Trade program aims to encourage the turnover of California’s school bus fleet to zero-emission and cleaner-burning school buses.
he program, known as The Rural School Bus Pilot Project, is a partnership between the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and the California Air Resources Board. The North Coast
Unified AQMD will administer the $10 million funding for this statewide school bus project. School districts throughout the state have been alerted that applications for grant funding will be accepted March 1-30.
All California public schools and California public entities that own school buses are eligible to apply.
o view the entire News Release, click here
o learn more about the Rural School Bus Pilot Project, click here
TIMBER Program 2017 Updates
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 infromation or to download an application
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