PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGFOR THE SACRAMENTO REGIONAL 2015 NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARD 8-HOUR OZONE ATTAINMENT AND REASONABLE FURTHER PROGRESS PLAN
The Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the Sacramento Regional 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) 8-Hour Ozone Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress Plan (Plan). The Plan demonstrates how the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area (SFNA), which is comprised of Sacramento and Yolo counties, and portions of Placer, El Dorado, Solano, and Sutter counties, will attain the 2015 Ozone NAAQS by the attainment date of August 3, 2033.
The Plan documents how the SFNA will meet requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in demonstrating Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) and attainment of the 2015 NAAQS of 70 parts per billion. The Plan includes ambient ozone data and trends, baseline and forecast emission inventories, photochemical modeling, attainment demonstration supported by a weight of evidence analysis, general and transportation conformity requirements, vehicle miles traveled offset demonstration, control measure analysis, and statewide and local contingency measures.
All five SFNA air districts will conduct a public hearing and request their respective boards to take action on the Plan. If adopted by all five air districts, the Plan will be submitted to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for approval. If approved, CARB will submit the Plan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan. This notice, the public hearing, and the Plan satisfy the requirements under CAA Sections 110, 172, 176, 181, and 182, and Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulation Part 51, Subpart CC.
On Thursday, October 12, 2023, at their regular meeting beginning at 2:30 PM, the PCAPCD Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to receive comments and consider the adoption of the Plan. The hearing is to be held at the Placer County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, California.
All interested parties are advised of the opportunity to comment on the Plan. This notice, the Plan and its support documents are available for public review at PCAPCD’s website at www.placerair.org, or at PCAPCD’s office at 110 Maple Street, Auburn, CA 95603. Written comments must be received at or before the PCAPCD Board of Directors public hearing on October 12, 2023 and should be sent to Mr. Erik C. White, Air Pollution Control Officer at PCAPCD’s office, or via email at [email protected]. All public comments and responses will be included as part of the plan submitted to CARB and U.S. EPA. For additional information, please contact PCAPCD at (530) 745-2330.
The Sacramento Regional 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standard 8-Hour Ozone Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress Plan and each air district Board public hearing and adoption schedule is here.