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The District is currently seeking candidates to fill open positions for the Kern County seat and one Ethnic Small-Business Owner on the 13-member Environmental Justice Advisory Group (EJAG). Interested individuals must submit an EJAG application.

The applications are due by February 21, 2023.
The EJAG will work to collaboratively educate the public and community stakeholders about current District activities and air quality in general, and will review overarching District programs and strategies to provide feedback.

Air Quality Achievements: Learn about the Valley's progress in meeting federal air quality standards Read More

EPA approves portions of the 2018 Plan for the 1997, 2006, and 2012 PM2.5 Standards
On June 30, 2020, US EPA approved portions of the 2018 PM2.5 Plan as it pertains to the 2006 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Read more

Emergency Generator & Public Safety Power Shutoff
If you have questions regarding the installation and usage of electrical generators powered by internal combustion engines during planned or future Public Safety Power Shutoffs Read More

District’s Tune In Tune Up program serves as model for the state according to 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 Repair 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. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the District modified the Tune In Tune Up Vehicle Repair Program to operate in the absence of weekend events. A Luskin Center report detailing the program changes and the community response can be found here.

A recent report discussing the District’s effectiveness in reaching residents in low income and disadvantaged communities for participation in the clean vehicle replacement program can be found here.

Governing Board adopts 2022 Legislative Platform outlining District’s priorities for the coming year View platform

District Receives Clean Fiscal Compliance Audit From California Department of Finance
District Receives Clean Fiscal Compliance Audit From California Department of Finance
The California Department of Finance conducted a fiscal compliance audit of the District’s implementation of the California Air Resources Board air pollution reduction incentive programs over a 10-year period. On July 20, 2022, Department of Finance notified the District that it had completed it fiscal compliance audit. The audit report came back as a clean audit that did not identify any deficiencies in internal controls. This audit once again demonstrates that the District continues to be good stewards of public funds, specifically the air pollution reduction incentive programs that support improving the health and quality of life for the Valley residents. The District appreciates the results of this state audit as it reaffirms the District’s focus on robust fiscal controls, accountability, and transparency in the use of public funds. Click Here.

Valley Air District is Seeking Hearing Board Members in the Northern Region (x1 Medical Primary Member) and Southern Region (x1 Public Primary Member)
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. Notice Application

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 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (fiscal year 2020-21 ACFR) 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 ACFR 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 ACFR. Click here.

eTRIP 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 etrip@valleyair.org or call (559) 230-5950.

State of California Audits District Incentive Programs
District programs lauded as a shining example. Click here.

Air Quality Activists Examine the District's Budget and Spending
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 click here.

Governing Board Meeting
The next scheduled meeting is beginning at 9:00 a.m. To view support materials for this meeting please click here.

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