Community Air Grant- Pesticide Toxic Air Contaminant Monitoring using portable Drift Catcher air monitors

Summary

SCH Number
2018108317
Lead Agency
Air Resources Board
Document Title
Community Air Grant- Pesticide Toxic Air Contaminant Monitoring using portable Drift Catcher air monitors
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Pesticide Action Network North America will use community air grant funds to conduct community outreach, disseminate information on AB 617, attend AB 617 meetings, review and provide summaries of air monitoring and emission reduction data, train community participants, facilitate the participation of community members in AB 617 process, and conduct community-based pesticide air monitoring project in eight counties. The project will deploy active air samplers, Drift Catcher, which are lightweight, temporary (non-permanent), free standing devices to monitor for pesticides and toxic air contaminants. Specific locations will be selected through a participatory process.

Contact Information
Rachel Pallatin
Air Resources Board
1001 I Street P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812-3044

(916) 324-3502

Location

Counties
Ventura Santa Cruz Santa Barbara Monterey Fresno
Other Information
Location Specific: The project is located in agricultural farmworker counties and includes eight counties: Monterey, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Ventura, Fresno, Tulare, Kern, and Los Angeles. Specific communities will be selected through a participatory process.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15061(b)(3), 15306
Reasons for Exemption
In accordance with CEQA, the use of the Common Sense Exemption is based on the "general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment." (CEQA Guidelines, S15061 (b) (3)). The use of this exemption is appropriate if "it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment." With certainty, there is no possibility that the project may have a significant effect on the environment. The project consists of community outreach activities, project coordination and planning, community engagement, development of educational materials, and developing community action plans. NOTE: See NOE for full details.
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