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YSAQMD Board of Directors August 10, 2022 Meeting

The following is the Agenda for the YSAQMD’s August 10, 2022 Board meeting scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. A pdf version of the full Board packet is available here.

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This meeting is being agendized to allow Board Members, staff and the public to participate in the meeting via teleconference, pursuant to Government Code section 54953(e)(1) (as amended by Assembly Bill 361), available at the following link. 

Members of the public are encouraged to observe and participate in the teleconference.  Instructions on how to electronically participate and submit your public comments can be found in the PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS at the end of this agenda.

  1. Roll Call 
  2. Housekeeping
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Public Statements and Comments – The Board of Directors reserves the right to impose a reasonable limit on time afforded to any topic or to any individual speaker.  Anyone wishing to address the Board is asked to comply with the Public Participation Instructions at the end of this agenda.
  5. Closed Session:
    Public Employment, Employee Appointment or Evaluation
    Pursuant to Government Code § 54957
    Position title: Executive Director/APCO
  6. * Authorize the YSAQMD Board Chairperson to Execute a Contract for Recruitment Services Pertaining to the Executive Director/APCO Position
  7. * Consent Agenda:
    A. Authorization of Remote Teleconference Meetings of the YSAQMD Board of Directors Pursuant to Assembly Bill 361
    B. Approve Draft Minutes of the July 7, 2022 YSAQMD Special Board Meeting
    C. Approve Draft Minutes of the July 13, 2022 YSAQMD Board Meeting
    D. Receive and Accept Long Range Planning Calendar
    E. Approve Updated Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) Job Description
    F. Receive and Accept Report on Indemnification Required in the Past Month
    G. Authorize the Interim APCO to Enter into an MOU with Sacramento Metro Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) to Accept Targeted Airshed Grant Funding (Year 2 – 2021 Cycle) to Administer District Incentive Programs
    H. Approve Purchase Air Monitoring Equipment
    I. Receive and Accept Report on the Other Post-Employment Benefits Actuarial Valuation Report for June 30, 2022
  8. Agenda Additions – Emergency Items Only
  9. Administrative Report
    (Discussion regarding subjects not specifically listed is limited to clarifying questions)
       A. Board Members’ Report
       B. APCO’s Report
  10. * Community Air Protection Program Policies and Procedures
  11. * Clean School Bus Program Update and Authorization to Maximize Match Funding
  12. * Adjournment

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS
Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor’s Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID 19 virus, please do the following:

  1. To attend the Board of Directors meeting via teleconference, use the Zoom link or dial-in information listed at the top of this agenda.
  2. If you are joining the meeting via zoom and wish to make a comment on an item, press the “raise a hand” button. If you are joining the meeting by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make comment. The chair will call you by name or phone number when it is your turn to comment. Speakers will be limited to 3:00 minutes.
  3. If you choose not to observe the Board of Directors meeting but wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment via email at least 72 hours prior to the Board meeting. Please submit your comment to the Board Clerk at dalmaguer@ysaqmd.org. Your comment will be placed into the record at the Board meeting.
  4. If you are joining the meeting via zoom and wish to make either a general public comment or to comment on a specific agenda item as it is being heard, you may also submit your comment, limited to 250 words or less, to the Board Clerk at dalmaguer@ysaqmd.org. Every effort will be made to read your comment into the record, but some comments may not be read due to time limitations. Comments received after an agenda item is heard will be made part of the record if received prior to the end of the meeting.

 

Ag Burn Request Test Page

Form submission is now closed for the day. Please check back tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. for burn status and to submit an Ag Burn Request.

June Air Aware

Updates on the District, Contests and Incentive Programs and Air Quality Highlights in this issue of Air Aware.

EQIP Funding for Farmers and Ranchers

Through the Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP), the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) provides agricultural producers with financial resources and one-on-one help to plan and implement improvements, or what NRCS calls conservation practices.  Using these practices can lead to cleaner water and air, healthier soil and better wildlife habitat, all while improving agricultural operations.  

Learn more about EQIP
EQIP Factsheet
Apply for EQIP

Get tips for GREEN resolutions in 2020

January’s issue of Air Aware has great tips for making eco-friendly goals in 2020.  Adopt one or all of these tips to help reduce air pollution AND improve your quality of life.  You’ll also find highlights of the 2019 Annual report and meet the District’s newest employees. 

Read January’s Air Aware here.

Cities offer tree rebates for summer shade

A number of communities in Yolo County are providing incentives to residents to plant trees, Trees help save energy, reduce air pollution, conserve water and contribute to the overall natural beauty of a neighborhood. Read this month’s Air Aware to find a rebate program in your town. 

Find December’s Air Aware here

Oil and Gas Leak Detection and Repair Advisory

Pursuant to District Rule 3.26, companies operating oil and gas facilities in the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District will be required to submit their Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) reports for Quarter 3 by October 31st, 2019. Information on what will be required in these reports and where to send them can be found in the District’s Oil and Gas Registration Advisory  For more information on the advisory or on Rule 3.26, please contact Staff Engineer Andres Perez, at (530) 757-3677 or by email at aperez@ysaqmd.org.

Do’s & Dont’s of Emergency Generators

Are you considering using a backup generator in the event of a Public Safety Power Shutoff by Pacific Gas & Electric?  Businesses and residents have different permit and registration requirements. Learn more about Air District requirements here.

Get $$ For Replacing Your Old Wood Stove

Residents who live within the Yolo-Solano AQMD may be eligible to receive a voucher for up to $3,500 when they replace their old, inefficient wood stove or fireplace with a cleaner burning device. 

Low income residents are eligible to receive a voucher for $3,500, households with a higher income are eligible to receive a $1,000. This program is available to homeowners and renters. 

To find out if you qualify or to learn more about the program, go to our Wood Smoke Reduction Program page.