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File #: 20-1047    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/4/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/25/2020 Final action: 8/25/2020
Title: Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 132-2020, approving proposed amendments to Rules 1000 Emissions Statement and 1000.1 Emission Statement Waiver; and 2) Direct staff to forward the rule to the California Air Resources Board for transmittal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a revision to the State Implementation Plan. FUNDING: None required.
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approval, Rules 1000 1000.1, 8-25-20, 2. B - BOD Resolution, Rules 1000 & 100.1, 8-25-20, 3. C - Staff Report, Proposed Rules 1000-1000.1, 8 -25-20, 4. D - Rule 1000 - Emission Statement, Markup, 8-25-20, 5. E - Rule 1000 - Emission Statement, Clean, 8-25-20, 6. F - Rule 1000.1 - Emission Statement Waiver, Clean, 8-25-20, 7. G - Rule 1000.1 - Emission Statement Waiver, Clean, 8-25-20, 8. H - CEQA NOE - Rules 1000 and 1000.1, 8-25-20, 9. I - Public Notices and Proof of Publication, 10. Executed Resolution 132-2020
Title
Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 132-2020, approving proposed amendments to Rules 1000 Emissions Statement and 1000.1 Emission Statement Waiver; and
2) Direct staff to forward the rule to the California Air Resources Board for transmittal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a revision to the State Implementation Plan.

FUNDING: None required.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
El Dorado County (EDC) is in "nonattainment" of the federal 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Federal Clean Air Act (CAA), Section 182(a)(3)(B), requires all ozone non-attainment areas to have in place a program that requires stationary source operators to annually submit certified statements of NOx or VOC emissions to the State. The CAA allows states to waive the requirement for sources not considered major sources. A major source is that which annually emits 25 tons or more of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Rule 1000 requires submittal of certified emission statements. Rule 1000.1 exempts all non-major sources from this requirement. Currently, there are no major sources operating in EDC.

In 1992, the AQMD Board of Directors adopted Rules 1000 and 1000.1 establishing this program and AQMD staff began implementation. In May 2020, US EPA Region 9 staff reviewed Rules 1000 and 1000.1 and concluded that they did not sufficiently meet the CAA Sections 182(a)(3)(B)(i) and 182(a)(3)(B)(ii) for the purpose of attaining the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA staff recommended amending the Rules to ensure that AQMD and sources operating in EDC remain in compliance with the CAA. If adopted by the Board, the revised Rules will not result in any new requirements for the sources currently operating in EDC.

All proposed revisions are discussed in the attached Staff Report and Rule 1000 and 1000.1...

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