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The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) has proposed a new rule, 74.32: Compostable Material Handling and Conversion Operations. The new rule aims to reduce emissions that come from organic compostable materials. Organic compostable materials are currently the largest emissions source in the county with 250 tons of Reactive Organic Compound (ROC) emissions, and 45 tons of ammonia emissions annually.

The rule will target facilities that produce over one thousand pounds of ROC annually, with the intent to divert the compostable materials to beneficial use projects such as mulch, compost, and renewable energy. The first meeting to discuss the proposed rule will take place on May 2, 2019 at the VCAPCD.

For more information, see the VCAPCD website for the rulemaking documents or contact Trinity Consultants at (949) 567-9880.