The Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is a special district created by state law to enforce local, state and federal air pollution regulations. Our vision is to achieve and maintain clean air standards throughout Placer County. In April 2000, the Board of Directors adopted the APCD's Mission Statement.
Christmas Tree Recycling Information
A list of regulatory measures tentatively scheduled for consideration by the Placer County Air Pollution Control District during the 2016 calendar year has been prepared pursuant to Section 40923 of the California Health and Safety Code. The regulatory measures list is composed of air pollution control requirements or guidelines that may be considered for adoption as new or amended rules and regulations of the District.
2016 Clean Air Grants Application submittal is now available until February 29, 2016
We are excited to announce that the District-sponsored Biochar Production GHG Offset Protocol has been accepted into the CAPCOA GHG Rx following CAPCOA Board approval on September 28, 2015. The protocol will provide a local cost effective option for CEQA mitigation, and significant air quality co-benefits through reducing open pile burning and managing hazardous forest fuel load. The Protocol can be found here.
For more information regarding biochar please view our biomass page, and click on biochar here.
Published in the July-September 2015 issue of the UC’s peer-reviewed “California Agriculture Journal” -- District-sponsored research at the UC Berkeley Center for Forestry, Blodgett Forest Research Station, documents the air quality and energy benefits of the use of woody biomass wastes for energy as an alternative to the common disposal practice of open pile burning. Read a copy of the article here.
For the full journal click here.
Approved Final Budget FY2015-16
GHG credits are now available for purchase from the PCAPCD's verified GHG emission reducing project: Biomass to Energy - USFS TNF SSO project. For more information on this project and the biomass energy initiatives the PCAPCD supports, Click Here, or go directly to CAPCOA's GHG Rx Program Website for credit listings.
Current Drought Compliance and Enforcement Policy (April 2014)
Biomass to Energy - Utilization
Hearing Board Member Needed: The District is seeking a medical professional to fill a vacancy on the Variance Hearing Board. Announcement for the Air Pollution Control District and Application for Membership on Hearing Board
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