Air Pollution Control District

Clean AirThe Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District (District) is part of the Mountain Counties Air Basin. The District is recognized as a Special District and is governed by the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control Board. The primary goal of the District is to protect public health by managing the county's air quality through educating the public and enforcement of District rules and California Air Resources Control Board - Air Toxic Control Measures that result in the reduction of air pollutants and contaminants. While there are minimal sources that impact air quality within the District, Calaveras County does experience air quality impacts from the Central Valley through transport pollutants. The most visible impacts to air quality within the District is a result of open burning of vegetation as conducted by individual property owners, industry, and state agencies for purposes of reducing wild land fire hazards.

 

WHAT THE AIR DISTRICT DOES:

  • Permits and inspects stationary sources of air pollution. These sources include, but are not limited to; gasoline dispensing facilities (gas stations), rock quarries, foundries, auto paint spray booths, boilers, wood processing equipment, and diesel generators greater than 50 brake horsepower (bhp).
  • Provides Burn Day information, issues burn permits, and responds to smoke complaints.
  • Responds to fugitive dust complaints.
  • Manages and coordinates Smoke Management Plans for prescribed burns from entities such as Cal-Fire, the Forest Service, National Forest personnel, private companies, and residents.
  • Manages the Carl Moyer Grant Program that provides funding for upgrading mobile sources such as new school buses and retrofit or replacement of diesel engines.
  • Manages other grant programs such as woodstove changeouts and lawn mower replacement when available.

 

Click Here for Air Pollution Control Burn Permits and Burn Day Information

New Rules

Proposed New Rules by the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

 

The Board of Supervisors, sitting as the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors, will conduct a public hearing at 9:00AM on June 26, 2018 in the Board Chambers of the Government Center at 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, California, to consider the adoption of new Rule 428: New Source Review (NSR) for New and Modified Major Stationary Sources in Calaveras County, and proposed revisions to existing Rule 513:  Source Recordkeeping, of the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District (“District”) Rules.

 

Proposed Rule 513 would be renamed “Source Recordkeeping and Emissions Statement” and would provide greater detail in how emissions are reported to the District.  Proposed Rule 428 adds additional requirements to preconstruction review for major sources emitting >100 tons/year of nonattainment pollutants. No sources existing or proposed at this time will be affected by these rules but the proposed adoption and revision of rules is required by federal law for nonattainment areas.  Copies of the rule and supporting documentation/analysis may be reviewed/obtained at the District office at the street address listed below.

 

The public is invited to submit written comments through June 18, 2018 to the District by contacting the District as described below.  The public may also submit oral or written comments at the hearing. 

 

Please mail comments to: Brad Banner, Environmental Health Director/ Air Pollution Control Officer, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249; email bbanner@co.calaveras.ca.us; or call 209.754.6632.

Carl Moyer Program

The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program provides incentive grants for public and private entities to fund installation of new engines or install new technologies that result in engines that emit emissions that exceed current emission (clean air) standards. Eligible projects include cleaner off-road and on-road engines. The program provides monetary grants to private companies and public agencies to clean up their heavy-duty engines beyond that required by law through retrofitting, re-powering or replacing their diesel-powered engines with newer and cleaner engines.


Truck Improvement Modernization Benefitting Emission Reductions (TIMBER) Grant Program

Demolition and Renovation Asbestos Notification

Calaveras County is a “non-delegated “air district as recognized by Federal EPA therefore a notification form for demolition of structures must always be sent directly to the California Air Resources Board. A link to the notification form as well as detailed instructions is provided below:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/asbestos/asbestos.htm

 

Please contact the Calaveras County Building Department at (209)754-6390
for demolition and renovation permit requirements.

Stationary Source Permits

Air quality permits are issued to ensure that all equipment and processes that have the potential to emit air contaminates comply with Federal, State and local District regulations. Through the issuance of permits, District staff are able to work closely with businesses, agencies and residents of Calaveras County to help meet the District's mission of protecting public health through promotion of air quality.

Please call the Air District at (209) 754-6399 to verify whether or not your facility will need an Air Pollution Control Permit to Operate.

A copy of the most current Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District's Rules
can be found at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/drdb/cal/cur.htm