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AQMD's AIRlines The 2013 Winter issue of the AQMD's AIRlines newsletter is now available online. Find out what's happening with your local air district by clicking here.
Engine surveys are due January 31, 2014. If you operate a diesel-fired engine you must complete and return this survey (PDF) by January 31, 2014.
The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Exchange (GHG Rx) is a registry and information exchange for greenhouse gas emission reduction credits designed specifically to benefit the state of California. For more information, please see the announcement (PDF) and the press release (PDF). You can also download the presentation (PDF) from the public workshop on February 5 with the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and visit the GHG Rx http://www.ghgrx.com.
Bike Share Business Plan As lead agency for the Bike Share Executive Committee, SMAQMD released the Bike Share Business Plan and eight topical Technical Working Papers on October 14, 2013.
Wood Burning Restrictions Returned On November 1 The AQMD’s seventh Check Before You Burn season in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento began on Friday, November 1, 2013. Wood burning will be restricted or prohibited on days when fine particle pollution is forecast to be high. Residents and businesses must Check Before You Burn in your indoor or outdoor fireplace, wood stove, firepit or chiminea that burns wood, pellets, manufactured logs or any other solid fuel. To get the daily burn status once the program begins on 11/1, call 1-877-NO-BURN-5 (1-877-662-8765), follow on Twitter @AQMD or visit this website.
Fireplace Information The SMAQMD has added a new Fireplace Information Web page to our website. You will find links to regulations and further details about the installation and use of fireplaces, wood stoves and pellet stoves in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.
EPA Makes Final Determination: Sacramento Region Attains Federal 1-hour Ozone Standard.
Recent amendments to New Source Review and PSD rules are effective August 19th, 2011. See the AQMD Compliance Advisory (PDF).
More Compliance Highlights
AQMD Rule 448 AST Workshop Notice Dec. 18, 2013 (PDF)
Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) news.