Tehama County
California

Regular Item
14765

TEHAMA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT - Air Pollution Control Officer Joseph Tona

Information

Department:Air Pollution ControlSponsors:
Category:Agreement

Financial Impact

This grant agreement provides $8,583.00 in funding for implementation of the AB 197. No match funding is required.

REQUESTED ACTION (S)

a)              RESOLUTION NO. 2019-79/AGREEMENT - Request adoption of a Resolution approving and authorizing the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) to sign the California Air Resources Board Quality Assurance Review of Point Source Emissions Data Grant Agreement #G18-EIDG-31 for funding in the amount
of $8,583, effective 5/1/19 to 5/1/20

(Miscellaneous Agreement #2019-170)

BACKGROUND INFO

The California Legislature passed, and the Governor signed Assembly Bill (AB) 197 in 2016. AB 197 requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to make available, and update at least annually, on its Internet web site the emissions of greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, and toxic air contaminants for each facility that reports to the state board and air districts.

CARB’s criteria pollutant emissions inventory is developed in conjunction with local air pollution control districts. It includes information on stationary, area-wide, and mobile sources and is available on an annual basis. Toxic air contaminant emissions are available on CARB’s website <https://www.arb.ca.gov/ei/ei.htm>.

 

California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) worked with CARB to offer funding for the work required from air districts towards CARB’s requirements under AB 197.

 

The Tehama County Air Pollution Control District (District) will be required to review update and submit to CARB quality assured criteria and toxic pollutant emissions data for stationary sources of criteria pollutant emissions and toxic air contaminants. The District will be responsible for overseeing project budget and funds. The District must also review and update its list of facilities currently in CARB’s "California Emissions Inventory Development and Reporting System" (CEIDARS) emission inventory database.

 

The Quality Assurance Review of Point Source Emissions Data Grant will provide funding to the District for emission inventory activities and efforts related to AB 197. The District would be required to undertake these actives regardless of grant funding availability. District staff is already experienced in emission inventory reporting and quality assurance. Staff has performed emission inventory tasks for CARB in the past, we do not foresee a problem satisfying the grants requirements.