South Coast air district deadline June 30 for dairies
Producers in the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which includes western San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and all of Orange and Los Angeles counties, need to file their air quality applications by June 30 or face a financial penalty by air quality regulators. Dairy producers who operate diesel-powered pumps and generators, or have gasoline storage and dispensing facilities, or feed and grain storage and handling structures are required to file the permit. In general, those operations that generate air emissions greater than five tons per year are required to obtain a “Permit to Operate” from the air district.
Those producers who file by June 30 will receive a reduced fee rate of $380.64. The fee increases to $912.00 after the deadline. WUD members with questions about permit requirements or qualifying equipment, or who need help filing the applications, should contact WUD field representative John Borges at 909-519-8008.