CHANGE OUT REPORT- December 2015
Portola – Environmental Protection Agency awards $2.48 million grant for the Portola Federal Nonattainment Area to reduce smoke impacts and improve public health. The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District has been approved for a $2.48 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to reduce air pollution from residential woodstoves. The grant is part of the U.S. EPA’s 2015 Targeted Air Shed Grant Program intended to improve air quality in areas of the U.S. with the highest levels of pollution. Click here to read more.
Butte County – The Butte County Air Quality Management District Wood Burning Device Change-out Program is open. Applications will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis until funds have been spent. Approximately $200,000 in Program funding is available. Complete information is available on the District website: Click here.
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District – Since 2003, District Rule 4901 and the associated Check Before You Burn residential wood-burning curtailment program have reduced fine-particulate matter (PM2.5) when and where winter air quality is forecast to deteriorate. Achieving additional emissions reductions from residential burning is necessary for the Valley to meet federal PM2.5 health standards. For more information on the current status and funding of this program, follow this link: http://valleyair.org/rule4901/
South Coast – In the process of reducing emissions from wood burning devices, South Coast AQMD is offering an incentive for residents, renters (with landlord approval), or landlords of a rental property in the areas surrounding cities of Riverside and San Bernardino or the community of Boyle Heights to replace their wood burning device. If you are a resident of one of these areas you may be eligible to receive funds for an installation of a cleaner burning alternative. For more information on funds available, follow this link: http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/community/community-detail?title=wood-device-incentiveprogram
Washoe County– The Washoe County Health District, Air Quality Management Division has partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno | Business Environmental Program to create a new program to help Washoe County homeowners located within the areas affected by the Keep It Clean Know the Code winter burn code regulations to move on to cleaner heat. Click here for more information.
Monterey Bay -Vouchers are processed on a first come, first served basis until all funds are depleted. -Wood Stove change-out discount is up to $1,000 for eligible alternatives. -Income qualified applicants can receive an additional discount of $1,500. Due to budgetary constraints, this program is ONLY available to San Lorenzo Valley (SLV) home owners, which includes the communities of Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Felton, Mt. Hermon, Lompico and Zayante. The District will be sponsoring financial incentives for SLV home owners to change-out their wood burning fireplace or older uncertified wood stove to a cleaner alternative. Eligible alternatives include change-outs to gas, propane, or pellet stoves. For more information, visit: http://mbuapcd.org/programs-resources/planning/grants-incentives/wood-stovefireplace-grants/