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California Air Quality Initative

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 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 Ozone and PM Reductions

California Air Quality Initiative for Agricultural Irrigation Engines