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California Air Quality EQIP Fund Pools

 

California Air Quality Initiative for Ozone and PM Reductions

In Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018), the California Air Quality Initiative for Ozone and PM Reductions is designed
to help agricultural producers meet air quality compliance requirements and offer opportunities to support
practices that address impacts associated with greenhouse gases. Implementing conservation practices that
reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOC), and particulate matter (PM) emissions
from agricultural sources helps achieve and maintain the health- and welfare-based National Ambient Air
Quality Standards (NAAQS) in California.

Financial assistance priority is targeted toward areas that have been identified as having significant air quality
resource concerns by being designated as “Nonattainment” for the 2008 8-hour Ozone (O3) NAAQS;
“Nonattainment” or predesignated “Attainment (Maintenance Area) for the 2006 or 1997 24-hour PM2.5
NAAQS; “Nonattainment” or predesignated “Attainment (Maintenance Area)” for the 1987 24-hour PM10
NAAQS; and/or “Nonattainment” for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS by the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA).

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California Air Quality Initiative for Agricultural Irrigation Engines

In Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018), the California Air Quality Initiative is designed to help agricultural producers meet air quality compliance requirements and offer opportunities to support practices that address impacts associated with greenhouse gases. Implementing conservation practices that reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and reactive organic gases (ROG), and particulate matter (PM) emissions from agricultural sources helps achieve and maintain the health- and welfare-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in California.

Financial assistance priority applies toward areas identified as having significant air quality resource concerns. These areas are designated as: “Nonattainment” for the 2008 8-hour Ozone (O3) NAAQS; “Nonattainment” or predesignated “Attainment (Maintenance Area) for the 2006 or 1997 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS; “Nonattainment” or predesignated “Attainment (Maintenance Area)” for the 1987 24-hour PM10 NAAQS; and/or “Nonattainment” for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Air pollution levels persistently exceed the NAAQS established by the Clean Air Act. Funding assistance may also be available to address the air quality resource concerns within areas designated as “Unclassifiable/Attainment” of the Ozone and Particulate Matter NAAQS.

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