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File #: 19-0746    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/30/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action: 6/4/2019
Title: Air Quality Management District recommending the Board, acting as the Air Quality Management District Board of Directors, adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 083-2019 authorizing Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) to: 1) Execute Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD), authorizing the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District's (EDCAQMD) participation in the shared allocation pool for the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) program for projects in El Dorado County; 2) Execute a separate MOU with the PCAPCD authorizing the EDCAQMD to implement FARMER program projects awarded to PCAPCD on their behalf; 3) Execute funding agreements with approved grantees for projects in El Dorado County and Placer County, pending approval from County Counsel and Risk Management; 4) Implement and expend the funds in accordance with the EDCAQMD / PCAP...
Attachments: 1. A - FARMER Resolution 6/4/19, 2. B - FARMER Administrative MOU w/ Placer APCD 6/4/19, 3. C - FARMER Coordinating District MOU w/ Placer APCD 6/4/19, 4. D - APPROVED CRS - FARMER Resolution & MOUs 6/4/19, 5. Executed Resolution 083-2019
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Air Quality Management District recommending the Board, acting as the Air Quality Management District Board of Directors, adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 083-2019 authorizing Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) to:
1) Execute Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD), authorizing the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District's (EDCAQMD) participation in the shared allocation pool for the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) program for projects in El Dorado County;
2) Execute a separate MOU with the PCAPCD authorizing the EDCAQMD to implement FARMER program projects awarded to PCAPCD on their behalf;
3) Execute funding agreements with approved grantees for projects in El Dorado County and Placer County, pending approval from County Counsel and Risk Management;
4) Implement and expend the funds in accordance with the EDCAQMD / PCAPCD MOUs; and
5) Execute any future grant contracts or MOUs and funding agreements and other necessary actions to receive additional FARMER funding through the statutory term of the program.

FUNDING: Funding authorized by State Assembly Bills 134 and 109.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program provides funding through local air districts for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations. Potential projects include orchard, vineyard and logging operation equipment replacements.

In September 2017, CARB received $135 million to reduce emissions from the agricultural sector from Assembly Bill (AB) 134 (Committee on Budget, Chapter 254, Statutes of 2017) and AB 109 (Ting, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2017). The bills provide funding for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump ...

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