North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District
707 L Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Office (707) 443-3093
Fax (707) 443-3099

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am- 12pm, 1-4pm

Burn Day Information
(707) 443-7665 or
(866) BURN-DAY

Complaint Hotline
(707) 444-2233
News & Advisories

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27, 2017 has been canceled and the Petition for an Order of Abatement with Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC) has been withdrawn.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

A 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.

The 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.

To view the entire News Release, click here.

To learn more about the Rural School Bus Pilot Project, click here.

TIMBER Program 2017 Updates

On 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.

Beginning 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.

The District will be accepting TIMBER grant applications until all funding is exhausted. For more infromation or to download an application click here.

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