The District is currently seeking candidates to fill open positions for the Kern County seat (1) and ethnic small-business owners(2) on the 13-member Environmental Justice Advisory Group (EJAG). Interested individuals must submit an EJAG
The applications are due by
October 23, 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.
The District is currently seeking candidates to our Regional 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. There are currently: TWO vacancies on the NORTHERN REGION HEARING BOARD (must reside in Merced, San Joaquin, or Stanislaus County) – (1) Medical Primary Member position, (1) Attorney Primary Member position and TWO vacancies on the SOUTHERN REGION HEARING BOARD (must reside in Kern or Tulare County) – (1) Public Primary Member position, (1) Engineer Primary Member position.
Interested individuals can submit an application online.
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 2023 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
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.
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
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
Governing Board Meeting
The next scheduled meeting is beggining at 1:00 p.m. on 11/29/2023 and 9:00 a.m. on 11/30/2023.
To view support materials for this meeting please
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