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CAP Technical Advisory: Portable Equipment Regulation in the Capital Region (February 2024)

At the February 14th, 2024 CAPTAC meeting, participants learned about the Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) at the state and local level. 

Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, SMUD, Sutter Health, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, PG&E, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, CEMEX and Nikola.

Subject Matter Experts:

  • Kelly Weatherford – California Air Resources Board 
  • Karla Sanders – Feather River Air Quality Management District
  • Angela Thompson – Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District 
  • Emmanuel Orozco – Placer County Air Pollution Control District
  • Paul Hensleigh – Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District

Presentation Slides:

Cleaner Air Partnership Quarterly Luncheon – March 8, 2024

Join the Cleaner Air Partnership on Friday, March 8th from 12:00 to 1:30 PM at the Oak Park Community Center to learn about opportunities to fund climate action and address regional pollution issues.

Get Tickets Here: www.eventbrite.com/e/cleaner-air-partnership-quarterly-luncheon-march-8-2024-tickets-838357488817

CAP events are an opportunity to learn about important air quality topics affecting the 6-county Sacramento region. Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, SMUD, Sutter Health, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, PG&E, the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, CEMEX, and Nikola.

All CAP events are free to attend; registration is required for food and space planning purposes. If you have any questions, email Adrian Rehn at adrian.rehn@valleyvision.org.

CAP Luncheon: Wildfire and Biomass Bus Tour

Join us on Monday, April 8th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for a bus tour focused on forest management in Placer County, co-hosted by the Cleaner Air Partnership (CAP), Placer County Water Agency, and Placer County Resource Conservation District. The tour will help inform an advocacy strategy for the April 2024 Capitol-to-Capitol Federal advocacy program, but is open to all stakeholders.

Tour stops will consist of:
– Megafire impacts (River Fire Burn Scar – Colfax)
– Fuels reduction project (Placer Resource Conservation District – Auburn Dam overlook)
– Biomass utilization facility (Sierra Pacific Industries – Lincoln)

Please complete this interest form if you are interested in attending and are available for the entire timespan of the tour, as seats are in high demand. We will review responses and follow up soon with more information – slots are limited to less than 50 participants because of bus size. *Completion of this form does not count as registration or RSVP.*

These events are an opportunity to learn about important air quality topics affecting the Sacramento region. Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, SMUD, Sutter Health, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, PG&E, CEMEX, Clarity, and Nikola Motors.

All CAP events are free to attend; registration is required for food and space planning purposes. Email Laurel Smith with any questions at laurel.smith@valleyvision.org.

CAP Technical Advisory Committee: Portable Equipment Regulations in the Capital Region (Virtual)

*Please register HEREto receive a Zoom meeting link. Thank you!

Join us at the next Cleaner Air Partnership Technical Advisory Committee (CAPTAC) meeting, where attendees will learn about the Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) and how compliance needs vary across the region for portable generators, wood chippers, large air compressors, and more.

CAP events are an opportunity to learn about important air quality topics affecting the 6-county Sacramento region. Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, SMUD, Sutter Health, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Cemex, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, PG&E, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, and Nikola.

All CAP events are free to attend. We are looking forward to your presence at our next event! Email Kathy Saechou with any questions at kathy.saechou@valleyvision.org.

CAP Technical Advisory: Biomass Utilization in the Region (September 2023)

At the Cleaner Air Partnership’s September 2023 Technical Advisory Committee meeting, participants discussed opportunities and challenges surrounding biomass utilization in the 6-county Sacramento region.

Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, SMUD, Sutter Health, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, PG&E, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, CEMEX, Clarity and Nikola.

Subject Matter Experts:

  • Kerri Timmer – Placer County
  • Paul Hensleigh – Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District
  • Chuck Smith – Stonebridge Sustainability Solutions, Inc.
  • Martin Twer – The Watershed Center

Additional Resources and Links:

Air Quality Community Gathering – North Sacramento

*Please RSVP HERE* to reserve your spot. Thank you!

Calling all residents for the Sacramento Neighborhoods Activating on Air Quality (SNAAQ) 2.0 Community Gathering. RSVP today!

Join us for an interactive event to work on strategies to reduce air pollution in your neighborhood!

Giveaways:

  • Groceries
  • $100 gift cards
  • Instapots & Air Purifiers

Interpretations Available:

  • Hmong
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Learn more about the project here: https://www.valleyvision.org/projects/community-air-protection/

CAP Luncheon: Transforming Transportation (June 2023)

At the Cleaner Air Partnership’s June 2023 Quarterly Luncheon, attendees discussed the latest in sustainable transportation and its impact on our region with Dan Sperling, founding Director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.

CAP events are an opportunity to learn about important air quality topics affecting the Sacramento region. Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, SMUD, Sutter Health, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, PG&E, CEMEX, Clarity, and Nikola Motors.

CAP Luncheon: Transforming Transportation (Hybrid)

Join us on Friday, June 23rd from 12:00 to 1:30 PM for a roundtable with Dan Sperling, founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies and former CARB Board Member, about the latest in sustainable transportation and its impact on the Sacramento Region.

*Note: This event is taking place in Davis, California with a virtual option offered. In-person seats are extremely limited for this hybrid event (there are no limitations on the number of virtual attendees). Please complete the interest form to share your participation preferences.

These events are an opportunity to learn about important air quality topics affecting the Sacramento region. Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, SMUD, Sutter Health, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, PG&E, CEMEX, Clarity, and Nikola Motors.

All CAP events are free to attend; registration is required for food and space planning purposes. Email Laurel Smith with any questions at laurel.smith@valleyvision.org.

CAP Luncheon: The 2025 Blueprint (March 2023)

At the Cleaner Air Partnership’s December 2022 Quarterly Luncheon, attendees discussed the Sacramento region’s MTP/SCS strategy, the Blueprint, and the process for achieving a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous region.

CAP events are an opportunity to learn about important air quality topics affecting the Sacramento region. Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, SMUD, Sutter Health, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, PG&E, CEMEX, Clarity, and Nikola Motors.

Guest Speakers:

  • James Corless, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) (Presentation)
  • Kacey Lizon, Deputy Executive Director of Planning & Programs, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)

CAP Luncheon: The 2025 Blueprint (In-Person)

Please RSVP to secure your spot and lunch at the event. At the Cleaner Air Partnership’s March 2023 Quarterly Luncheon, attendees will hear the story behind the Sacramento region’s MTP/SCS strategy, the Blueprint, and the process for achieving a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous region.

*This luncheon will be held in-person at The California Endowment (TCE), located in Downtown Sacramento, 1414 K Street #500 Sacramento, CA 95814. While this is an in-person event, participants should anticipate following TCE Pandemic Guidelines to ensure safety for both attendees and facility staff. Pandemic guidelines required for the event include proof of full vaccination verified at the door (2 shots or 1 J&J shot) and temperature screening, also checked at the door.

These events are an opportunity to learn about important air quality topics affecting the Sacramento region. Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, SMUD, Sutter Health, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, PG&E, CEMEX, Clarity, and Nikola Motors.

All CAP events are free to attend; registration is required for food and space planning purposes. Email Kathy Saechou with any questions at kathy.saechou@valleyvision.org.

Coordinated Rural Opportunity Plan (CROP)

The Coordinated Rural Opportunity Plan (CROP) is a regional strategy to help preserve and maintain sustainable agriculture throughout the Sacramento Region. CROP is a joint effort between the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and Valley Vision, and is part of SACOG’s Rural Urban Connection Strategy (RUCS).

CROP will serve as a resource for promoting public and private sector investment in infrastructure and programs that will strengthen our region’s agricultural economy, and support the preservation and acquisition of agricultural land.

The Coordinated Rural Opportunity Plan will analyze:

  • The importance of the Sacramento region in statewide and global food production
  • The unique assets, qualities, and industries that are supported by each of the region’s six counties. 
  • The barriers and challenges facing agriculture including climate risks, pressure from urbanization, and limitations of existing infrastructure, among others. 

Agriculture Has Deep Roots in the Sacramento Region

The counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba have a rich history in agriculture that provides a treasured legacy for residents and a strong regional identity. As the foundation of a food and agricultural economy valued at more than $12 billion, agriculture can have a bright future given that we have some of the most productive farmland in the world, highly skilled farmers, water and climate assets, a wide diversity of high-value crops, and UC Davis, one of the world’s premier agricultural institutions.

Our region’s urban and rural areas are interdependent, and just like urban areas, rural economic viability is fundamentally derived from land use decisions and investments that support critical infrastructure.


Agriculture is an Economic Driver

The region’s Prosperity Strategy outlines a strategic framework and bridge to action for the six-county region that prioritizes our core economic initiatives, aimed at advancing a more aligned, prosperous, inclusive, and resilient Sacramento region. The Prosperity Strategy includes initiatives to support the region’s tradeable industries – groups of related industries that support economic output through exporting goods or services. These industries are critical for local prosperity because of their ability to improve productivity and bring in wealth from outside the region through competitive economic advantage.

Agriculture is the foundation of our region’s most distinct tradeable industry – the food and agriculture cluster – comprised of crop production; packaging and processing; distribution; and support industries. Together, this cluster provides more than 55,000 direct jobs, putting the Sacramento region in the top fifth of large metropolitan areas in the country when it comes to sustaining a robust agricultural economy. The supply chain that generates our food and ag economy is deep, with its own unique networks and dependent sectors. As America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, the Sacramento Region is both fertile and productive, with $2 billion in farm gate output value, more than 7,200 farms, and more than 1.5 million acres of harvested farmland. The overall cluster has an economic impact of more than $12 billion.


CROP Planning Activities

The Coordinated Rural Opportunity Plan provides a unique opportunity for planning staff, water agencies, resource conservation districts, and others to collaborate on creating a county-level and regional perspective of the economic and infrastructure investment challenges and solutions facing agriculture in the coming decades, including access to land and land use decisions, transportation and broadband infrastructure, water access and reliability, the regulatory environment, and others.


CROP is funded by the Department of Conservation’s Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program.

Should you have any questions, or if you want to get involved, please reach out to Grace Kaufman at Grace.Kaufman@ValleyVision.org

CAP Luncheon: Let’s Talk Trucks (December 2022)

At the Cleaner Air Partnership’s December 2022 Quarterly Luncheon, attendees discussed forthcoming regulations for medium and heavy-duty trucks, and how our region is preparing for this transition.

CAP events are an opportunity to learn about important air quality topics affecting the Sacramento region. Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, SMUD, Sutter Health, Union Pacific, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, North State Building Industry Association, PG&E, CEMEX, and the Healthy Air Alliance.

Guest Speakers:

  • Paul Arneja, Air Resources Engineer, CARB (Presentation)
  • David Renschler, Fleet Division Manager, City of Fairfield and MEMA NorCal Chair (Slide)
  • Eric Cahill, Senior Strategic Planner, SMUD (Presentation)