District’s Tune In Tune Up program should serve as model for the state according to a recent UCLA report
A recent report by UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs Luskin Center for Innovation finds that the District’s Tune In Tune Up Vehicle Replacement Program not only has reduced vehicle emissions in the most environmentally disadvantaged region of the state but also has done so in an efficient manner that accomplishes equity in opportunity and benefit distribution. Read the Full report here.
Air District Advocates for Fairness in Federal Law that Protects Valley Residents from Devastating Economic Sanctions for Pollution from Sources Under State and Federal Jurisdiction that Fall Outside the District’s Authority to Regulate
New achievements for the Valley:
- The latest Ozone and PM 2.5 milestones Read More
District Implementation of the New State Oil and Gas Regulation
On December 21, 2017 the District Governing Board adopted two new rules committing the District to effectively and efficiently implement and enforce the state regulation aimed at reducing fugitive methane emissions from oil and gas operations. Click here for more information and to download the initial registration application form.
State Auditor Releases Report on District Fees and Expenditures
The audit report released on April 5, 2016 reaffirms the District’s long held position that its permit fees, although very low, when used in conjunction with supplemental revenues are adequate to maintain an active and effective program. The audit report does not propose any changes or recommendations concerning the District’s fees. With a strict adherence to the zero-based budgeting principles, significant investment in automation, and implementation of countless streamlining and efficiency measures, the District has been able to achieve low administrative overhead and great productivity in all program areas and therefore reduced costs.
District Takes Action to address Wildfire Risks
With the potential for devastating health impacts from uncontrolled wildfires, the Governing Board took action aimed at reducing the number and intensity of wildfires this summer. Learn more
EPA finds the Valley in Attainment of the 1-hour Ozone Standard
In July 2015, the District submitted an updated formal request to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a determination that the Valley has attained the federal 1-hour ozone standard, based on air quality data from the 2012-2014 period. In May of 2016, the EPA recognized this historic accomplishment by proposing to find the Valley in attainment of the 1-hour ozone standard and reaffirming the effectiveness of the investment and commitment by Valley businesses and residents to reduce emissions and improve public health. View EPA Proposal and Fact Sheet.
Emergency Measures to Assist with Drought Relief Actions
The SJVAPCD Governing Board has approved several emergency measures to assist Valley residents, farmers and water districts with their emergency drought relief efforts. Among the measures adopted include expedited permitting for farmers and water districts needing to operate irrigation equipment and water systems, processes to mitigate excess emissions from certain drought relief efforts, and providing guidance on state regulations regarding drilling rigs. The District has confirmed that non-registered and out-of-state water well drilling rigs can operate in California during the Governor’s declared state of emergency provided operators comply with the State’s recordkeeping, reporting and notification requirements. For more information on the District’s drought relief program, click on the following link: drought relief page. For assistance by phone, please contact the District’s Small Business Assistance at (559) 230-5888.
Governing Board adopts 2018 Legislative Platform outlining District’s priorities for the coming year View platform
Valley Air District is Seeking Hearing Board Members
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has three Hearing Boards which hold monthly hearings and make decisions on: variance applications pertaining to air quality rules and regulations affecting business and industry in the Valley; appeals to permits; orders of abatement, and revocations of permits.
District Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Government Finance Officers’ Association (GFOA) awarded the District the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in
Financial Reporting, the GFOA’s highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.
This award was for the latest District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (fiscal year 2016-17 CAFR) representing
a significant achievement for the District and representing its commitment to meeting the highest principles of
governmental reporting and transparency to the public. To earn this award, an impartial panel judged the CAFR as
meeting the high standards of the GFOA program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure”
to clearly communicate the District’s financial story and motivate the public to read the CAFR.
Commute Verification Survey and Annual Report Deadlines
Worksites subject to the eTRIP rule
(Rule 9410) are required to conduct a Commute
Verification Survey no later than December 31 each year.
This survey is designed to collect information as to how
employees get to and from work each day during
a week-long period.
These worksites are also required to submit an Annual
Report, consisting of the compiled results of the
Commute Verification Survey, to the District by no
later than March 31 of each following year.
For assistance with the Commute Verification Survey
or the Annual Report, please visit
www.valleyair.org/tripreduction.htm or contact
the eTRIP Rule Small Business Assistance office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (559) 230-5950.
State of California Audits District Incentive Programs
District programs lauded as a shining example.
Air Quality Activists Examine the District's Budget
The Valley Air District accomplishes more with fewer people
and at a lower cost than other air districts in the state,
according to a recent study that compared California’s air
quality management agencies. For a complete summary of the
report funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
and conducted by the Sierra Nevada Air Quality Group
EPA redesignates the San Joaquin Valley to Attainment
for the federal PM10 standard and approves the PM10 Maintenance
The US Environmental Protection Agency redesignated the San
Joaquin Valley to attainment of the PM10 National Ambient
Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and approved the 2007 PM10 Maintenance
Plan. This historic achievement represents years of hard work
by individuals, industry, Valley communities and the Air District.
Read the EPA's news release
Read the EPA's Final Approval of the SJV's PM10 Maintenance
Plan and Request for Redesignation
Governing Board Meeting
The next scheduled meeting is beginning at 9:00 a.m.
To view support materials for this meeting please
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