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  • Sep

    September 27, 2016

    Governor and state legislature make the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program permanent

    The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program has been signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Senate Bill 1128, which passed the state legislature without any opposition, authorizes the Air District and MTC to jointly continue the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program, a program that requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees in the Bay Area to offer commuter benefits to their employees.

  • Aug

    August 24, 2016

    Incentive program for fireplace & wood stove upgrades

    The program will open at 10AM on August 26, 2016, on a first-come, first-served basis for homeowners and landlords to replace their wood burning device. Funding will be prioritized for low-income residents, residents located in areas highly affected by wood smoke, and households exempt from burn bans due to a wood-burning device being the sole source of heat. Starting November 1, 2016, anyone whose sole source of heat is a wood-burning device must use an EPA-certified or pellet-fueled device that is registered with the Air District to qualify for an exemption.

  • Jul

    July 12, 2016

    Air District offers $11 million to reduce diesel engine pollution

    The  Air District has opened the application period for the Carl Moyer grant program, to reduce ozone-forming and toxic air emissions from older heavy-polluting diesel equipment. Eligible diesel-powered equipment includes medium- and heavy-duty trucks, mobile agricultural and construction equipment, marine vessels, and locomotives.

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