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File #: 21-0623    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/8/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/11/2021 Final action: 5/11/2021
Title: El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors, approve and authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to sign Agreement 5648 (MOU 2021-00000024), a three-year agreement with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District to support the regional Spare The Air campaign, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $15,683.22. FUNDING: Motor Vehicle Registration Fees.
Attachments: 1. A - CONTRACT 5648 - MOU 2021-00000024 - 5/11/21, 2. B - CRS - CONTRACT 5648 - 5/11/21
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El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors, approve and authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to sign Agreement 5648 (MOU 2021-00000024), a three-year agreement with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District to support the regional Spare The Air campaign, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $15,683.22.

FUNDING: Motor Vehicle Registration Fees.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Sacramento region, including western El Dorado County, is designated as a severe non-attainment area for the federal 1997 and 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under the federal Clean Air Act. To comply with the designation requirements, the region developed and implements a State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP is designed to ensure the region will attain the 1997 NAAQS in 2018 and the 2008 NAAQS in 2025. One of the SIP commitments is a coordinated, regional education and outreach effort known as the Spare the Air program.

The Spare the Air program reduces motor vehicle emissions vehicles through public education and the issuance of Air Alerts to promote behavior changes, such as driving reduction, when air quality is forecast to be unhealthy due to high ozone levels. The Spare the Air program, combined with the other ozone SIP measures, has contributed to the declining ozone trend in El Dorado County and the region.

Under California Health and Safety Code Section 44220 et.seq (AB 2766), on March 15, 1994, by Board Resolution #79-94, a $4 motor vehicle registration fee was imposed to fund El Dorado County’s responsibilities under the California Clean Air Act. These funds are for programs and projects that reduce motor vehicle emissions and related planning, monitoring, enforcement and technical studies. The other air districts in the region (Sacramento, Yolo/Solano, Feather River and Placer) also provide program support. The agreement is f...

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