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6/5/2024 - CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:  Prescribed Burn Planned for San Benito County

5/13/2024 Hearing Board Notice of Public Hearing for Docket No. 24-003 - Unversity of California, Santa Cruz Short-Term Variance Application

5/10/2024 - PRESS RELEASE:  Air, Animals and Plants, AQAW 2024

5/9/2024 - PRESS RELEASE:  Air Quality & Environmental Justice, AQAW 2024

5/9/2024 Public Notice of Public Hearing for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Proposed Budget and Fees, & Revisions to Regulation VI Procedure Before the Hearing Board

5/8/2024 - PRESS RELEASE:  Air Quality & Climate, AQAW 2024

5/7/2024 - PRESS RELEASE:  Air Quality - Asthma & Your Health, AQAW 2024

5/6/2024 - PRESS RELEASE:  Motor Vehicle Emission Reduction Grant Program

5/6/2024 - PRESS RELEASE:  Air Quality – Wildland Fires & Smoke, AQAW 2024

5/3/2024 - PRESS RELEASE: Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW), May 6-10, 2024

5/1/2024 CAL FIRE News Release:  CAL FIRE Burn Permits Required May 1st, 2024, in San Benito and Monterey Counties

4/30/2024 CAL FIRE News Release - Backyard burn season ends in Santa Cruz County on April 30, 2024

4/15/2024 CAL FIRE News Release - Notice of Lower Empire Grade Shaded Fuel Break Pile Burning Operation

4/10/2024 - 30-day Notice of Public Hearing for Docket No. 24-002 - City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility Regular Variance Application

4/10/2024 - Notice of Public Hearing for Docket No. 24-001 - City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility Interim Variance Application

4/5/2024 - Public Notice of Preliminary Decision to Issue Authority to Construct

3/22/20204 - Proposed Fee Rule Revisions for Fiscal Year 2024-2025

3/14/2024 - Notice of Public Workshops for MBARD Draft Budget and Proposed Revisions to Fee Rules for Fiscal Year 2024-2025

2/7/2024 - PRESS RELEASE: EPA finalizes stronger standards for harmful soot pollution, significantly increasing health and clean air protections for families, workers, and communities

 1/16/2024 - 30-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE: INTENT TO ISSUE AN AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HEALTH & SAFETY CODE §42301.6  - Located at 400 Pearl St, Monterey, CA

1/3/2024 - PRESS RELEASE:  MBARD Launches Online Tools/MBARD Lanza herramientas en línea

12/18/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  Community Air Protection Program  Launches on December 15, 2023/ El Programa para la Protección del Aire de la Comunidad comienza el 15 de diciembre de 2023

12/14/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  2023/2024 Wood Stove Change-Out Program
Starts December 14, 2023/2023/2024 Programa de cambio de estufas de leña
empieza el 14 de diciembre de 2023

12/13/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  Spare the Air Alert Issued for 12/13/23 through 12/16/23 in the San Lorenzo Valley/Spare the Air (proteja el aire) emitido 12/13/23 haste que 12/16/23 en el Valle de San Lorenzo

11/16/2023 - Request for Public Comment on the Issuance of Emission Reduction Credits 

11/16/2023 - Notice of Public Hearing on Revisions to the Hearing Board Regulation VI

11/3/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  Landscape Equipment Exchange Program (LEEP) Starts November 6, 2023/El Programa de Intercambio de Equipos de Paisajismo Empieza el 6 de Noviembre de 2023

11/3/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  MBARD Announces Spare the Air Program/MBARD Anuncia el Programa Spare the Air

8/31/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  Wildfire Smoke Air Quality Advisory

7/17/2023 - PRESS RELEASE: Community Air Protection Program Workshop/Seminario del Programa de Protección del Aire Comunitario

6/15/2023 - CAL FIRE PRESS RELEASE:  Prescribed Burn Planned for San Benito County

5/22/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  Public invited to observe prescribed fire training June 4-9, 2023 at various Monterey Bay area locations, as part of the first California Central Coast Cal-TREX (Training Exchange)

5/16/2023 -  PRESS RELEASE:  Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Grant Program

5/16/2023 - Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Budget and Revisions to Fee Rules for Fiscal Year 2023-2024

5/5/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  Air Quality and Participatory Science, AQAQ 2023

5/4/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  Air Quality and Climate, AQAW 2023

5/3/2023 -  PRESS RELEASE:  Air Quality and Transportation, AQAW 2023

5/2/2023 - 30-day Public Notice - Title V Permit Renewal and Minor Modification to Calpine Corporation (comment period ended)

5/2/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  Asthma and Your Health, AQAW 2023

5/1/2023 - PRESS RELEASE:  Wildfire and Smoke, AQAW 2023

4/27/2023 - PRESS RELEASE: Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW), May 1-5, 2023

4/20/2023 - Notice of Intent to Issue an Authority to Construct Pursuant to Health and Safety Code §42301.6 (comment period ended)

3/21/2023 - Community Air Protection Program Workshop/Seminario del Programa de Protección del Aire Comunitario

3/27/2023 -  Notice of Public Workshops for District Draft Budget and Proposed Revisions to Fee Rules for Fiscal Year 2023-2024

2/23/2023 - 30-Day Public Notice - Title V Permit Renewal and Major Modification for Johnson Canyon Landfill (comment period ended)

2/3/2023 - Phoenix Motorcars Delivers ZEV Trucks to City of Salinas

1/9/2023 - Workshop for Diesel Engine and Equipment Replacement Program Applications/Taller para Aplicaciones del Programa de Reemplazo de Equipos y Motores Diesel

12/16/2022 - 30 Day Public Notice - Preliminary Decision to Approve Authority to Construct to TPWC Inc. dba Stonewall Winery and Vineyard

12/16/2022 - 30-day Public Notice – Preliminary Decision to Approve the Issuance of Authority to Construct to Kendall Jackson Family Wines

12/1/2022 - Monterey Bay Air Resources District Board Announces Two Appointments to the Hearing Board

11/8/2022 - REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL for Roofing Repair Project

11/4/2022 - MBARD Announces Spare the Air Program

11/4/2022 - Air District Grants $1,200,000 for Air Quality Improvement Projects

11/3/2022 - California State Parks News Release:  Prescribed Fire Operations Planned at Wilder Ranch State Park in Santa Cruz County

10/23/2022 - CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:  Prescribed Burn Planned for Monterey County - Gabilan Range east of the city of Salinas, Monterey County

10/18/2022 - CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:  Prescribed Burn Planned for Monterey County - Gabilan Range east of the city of Salinas, Monterey County

10/4/2022 -  REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL of Technical Services

10/3/2022 - CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:  Prescribed Burn Planned for Monterey County - Andrew Molera State Park

6/15/2022 - Notice of Issuance of Renewal and Modification of Federal Operating Permit for Santa Cruz County Public Works

5/27/2022 - Notice of 2022 Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan

5/23/2022 - Notice of Initial Issuance of Federal Operating Permit for Gonzales Winery

5/19/2022 - Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Budget and Revisions to Fee Rules for Fiscal Year 2022-2023

5/10/2022 - Air Quality Awareness Continues

5/6/2022 - Air Quality Around the World

5/5/2022 - Air Quality - Environmental Justice & Air Quality

5/4/2022 - Air Quality - Participatory Science & Sensors

5/3/2022- Air Quality - Asthma & Your Health

5/2/2022 - Air Quality – Wildfire & Smoke

4/29/2022 - CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Monterey and San Benito Counties

4/29/2022 - Air Quality Awareness Week, May 2-6, 2022

4/7/2022 - REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL of Independent Audit Services

4/5/2022 - CAL FIRE Suspends Backyard Burn Permits in Santa Cruz County

3/30/2022 - Transportation Emission Reduction Grant Program

3/28/2022 - Notice of Public Workshop for MBARD Draft Budget and Proposed Revisions to Fee Rules for Fiscal Year 2022-23

3/8/2022 - Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Monterey Bay Air Resources District

2/1/2022 - Accepting Public Comments on Preliminary Decision of Part 4 & 5 of District Rule 207 for TPWC Inc. dba Stonewall Canyon Winery and Vineyard 

12/16/2021 - Accepting Public Comments on Initial Issuance of Title V Permit for Monterey One Water

11/19/2021 - Air District Announces Spare the Air Program 2021-2022

10/30/2021 - CAL FIRE BEU Lifts Burn Permit Suspension in San Benito and Monterey Counties

10/26/2021 - Prescribed Fire Operations Planned at Wilder Ranch State Park in Santa Cruz County

10/25/2021 - CAL FIRE CZU Lifts Burn Ban Suspension in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties

10/15/2021 - CAL FIRE News Release -  Estrada Ranch Perscribed Burn

10/13/2021 - 2021/2022 Wood Stove Change-Out Program Starts October 13, 2021

9/28/2021 - Monterey Bay Electric Bicycle Incentive Program (e-BIP)

9/21/2021 - Rule Development Workshop:  Rule 438 - Open Outdoor Fires

9/8/2021 - San Mateo Santa Cruz Counties CAL FIRE, All Outdoor Burning Suspension Lifted

9/3/2021 - CAL FIRE Suspends All Outdoor Burning

8/30/2021 - CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in San Benito, Monterey Counties

8/25/2021 - Stackable Funding Available for the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

8/23/2021 - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for JANITORIAL SERVICES - Due 9/27/21, 4;45 pm 

8/23/2021 - Language Access to MBARD (English/Spanish)

8/20/2021 - WILDFIRE AIR QUALITY ADVISORY (English/Spanish)

7/6/2021 - Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

6/4/2021 - CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit DECLARATION OF FIRE SEASON Declaration of Fire Season in San Benito & Monterey Counties

6/4/2021 - Community Air Protection Program Workshop

5/6/2021 - CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in San Benito and Monterey Counties

5/2/2021 - CAL FIRE Suspends Backyard Burns in SANTA CRUZ County

4/15/2021 - Ecology Action Offers Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic and Free Purchase Guidance Program

4/7/2021 - Proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget Fee Rule Revisions

3/24/2021 - Motor Vehicle Emission Reduction Grant Program

1/22/2021 - CAL FIRE Lifts Burn Permit Suspension in San Benito and Monterey Counties
1/14/2021 - CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in San Benito, Monterey Counties

1/7/2021 - Accepting Applications: Diesel Engine and Equipment Replacement Program

12/8/2020 - Community Air Protection Program Workshop

11/12/2020 - District Announces Spare the Air Program Begins

10/14/2020 - 2020 Woodstove Change Out Program Begins

10/1/.2020 - WILDFIRE AIR QUALITY ADVISORY

9/29/2020 - U.S. EPA begins hazardous waste removal following Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Mateo County Fires

9/10/2020 - WILDFIRE AIR QUALITY ADVISORY

9/8/2020 - SMOKE & DUST WHIRLS ADVISORY FOR RIVER AND CARMEL FIRES

9/8/2020 - AVISO DE HUMO Y POLVO PARA INCENDIOS EN EL RIVER Y CARMEL

9/3/2020 - Flex Alert Issued for Holiday Weekend, Calling for Energy Conservation

8/21/2020 - WILDFIRE AIR QUALITY ADVISORY

8/18/2020 - WILDFIRE AIR QUALITY ADVISORY