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File #: 08-0141    Version: 2
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 1/22/2008 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/5/2008 Final action: 2/5/2008
Title: Environmental Management Department, Air Quality Management District, recommending Resolution 23-2008 requesting a voluntary reclassification (bump-up) of the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area (SFNA) from serious to severe for the federal 8-hour ozone classification. FUNDING: Not applicable.
Attachments: 1. resolution aqmd.pdf, 2. Power Point for Federal Ozone Nonattainment Area rcvd 2-5-08.pdf
Title
Environmental Management Department, Air Quality Management District, recommending Resolution 23-2008 requesting a voluntary reclassification (bump-up) of the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area (SFNA) from serious to severe for the federal 8-hour ozone classification.

FUNDING: Not applicable.

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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $0

Funding
Budgeted $0
New Funding $0
Savings $0
Other $0
Total Funding Available $0
Change To Net County Cost $0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: No impact to net county cost.

Background:
In June 1995, the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area (SFNA), consisting of Sacramento and Yolo counties and parts of El Dorado, Placer, Solano, and Sutter counties, voluntarily reclassified from a serious to a severe nonattainment area under the 1-hour federal ozone standard. In July 1997, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a new national ambient air quality standard for 8-hour ozone. EPA classified the SFNA as a serious nonattainment area under this new standard effective June 15, 2004. The Clean Air Act and EPA rules require nonattainment areas to submit a Reasonable Further Progress Plan (RFP), demonstrating 3% emission reductions per year, and an ozone attainment plan (SIP), demonstrating 8-hour clean air standards attainment by a June 15, 2013 deadline. Both plans were due June 15, 2007.

The SFNA did not meet that deadline for three reasons: (1) the SIP must include the final state emission control measures and the state did not complete and approve those measures until October 2007, (2) the SIP must include air quality modeling results from analyses prepared by California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff and these staff experts were not available until after the South Coast and San Joaquin SIPs were completed in the fall of 2007, and (3) the SFNA air districts and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) a...

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