Public Notices

April 24, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Butte County Air Quality Management District (District) Governing Board is holding Public Hearings by Zoom as part of our regularly scheduled Governing Board meetings to consider adoption of the District’s 2024-2025 Fiscal Year Budget.

The proposed Budget is available here and at the District Office, 629 Entler Avenue, Suite 15 – Chico, CA, and is available for public inspection commencing Wednesday April 24, 2024.

The time and date of the Public Hearing set for adoption of the proposed Budget is Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., at the Butte County Association of Governments Board Room, 326 Huss Drive Suite 100, Chico, CA.

All written comments should be filed with the District’s Board Clerk, 629 Entler Avenue, Suite 15 – Chico, CA, no later than June 18, 2024.

The District will hold public workshops on Tuesday May 7th at 2:00 pm at the District office and at 5:30 pm via Zoom (

In addition to the Thursday, June 27, 2024, Public Hearing to adopt the proposed Budget, the District Governing Board is holding a special Public Hearing, to review the Budget and provide an opportunity for public comment on the proposed Budget. The time and date of this special Public Hearing is set for Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at the Butte County Association of Governments Board Room, 326 Huss Drive Suite 100, Chico CA.

Following the Thursday, June 27, 2024, Public Hearing and without further notice, the District Governing Board may adopt the Final District Budget for the 2024-2025 Fiscal Year as the Board deems appropriate or take other action consistent with this notice.

DATED: April 24, 2024

BY: Stephen Ertle

Air Pollution Control Officer

Proposed Fiscal Year 2024 – 2025 Budget

March 22, 2024

The Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) of the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) has received three applications from Pacific Gas and Electric Company to increase the annual permitted hours of operation of Prime Powered Diesel-Fueled Generators at three (3) locations in Butte County:

Public Notice for Magalia Pines Baptist Church Location

Public Notice for Forest Ranch Charter School Location

Public Notice for Achieve Charter School Paradise Location

The cause for the increase in permitted hours is to maintain power during Planned Safety Power Shutoff Events. The BCAQMD has reviewed the applications and determined, upon issuance of a permit, the operations will comply with BCAQMD rules and regulations. The BCAQMD routinely permits and inspects prime powered generators.

California Health & Safety Code (HSC) Section 42301.6 requires the APCO to distribute a public notice prior to approving any application for a permit to construct or modify any source which has the potential to emit toxic air contaminants if a Health Risk Assessment estimates a Cancer Risk beyond the facility property boundaries is greater than ten (10) in one million. The generator sets will emit diesel particulate matter, which has been identified as a toxic air contaminant. This notice is being distributed to each physical address located within 1,000 feet of the emission sources.

These Public Notices commence a 30-day public comment period to allow interested members of the public an opportunity to review the permit applications, proposed permits, and BCAQMD’s engineering evaluation and to provide written comments on the proposed permit before final action is taken by the APCO.

Copies of the documents and information regarding the compliance history of the facility are available for review during normal business hours at the BCAQMD office, located at 629 Entler Avenue, Suite 15, Chico, CA. The office is open to the public Tuesday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Interested members of the public may submit written public comments to the APCO concerning the permit application and supporting documents. The APCO will review, consider and respond to all comments received on or before April 22, 2024 prior to taking final action on the applications for a Authority to Construct permit. Written public comments concerning these permits may be submitted to:
Butte County Air Quality Management District
ATTN: Riley Peacock
629 Entler Avenue, Suite 15
Chico, CA 95928

By: Stephen Ertle, Air Pollution Control Officer

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