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Air workshops important for all CA dairy producers


March 31, 2011
By Western United Dairymen

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dairycows02March 31, 2011 – A series
of workshops designed to assist Central Valley dairy producers comply with
updated air quality rules are underway now until April 13 throughout the
region.
March 31, 2011 – A series
of workshops designed to assist Central Valley dairy producers comply with
updated air quality rules are underway now until April 13 throughout the
region.

The updated Rule 4750
requires all dairy operators in the air district with 500 milking cows or more
to submit a Phase II permit application by April 21, 2011. Producers who
currently have a permit with the air district will also need to attend these
workshops to learn about how their mitigation measures are changing. Those
producers with more than 300 cows who did not obtain a permit previously can
attend the workshops to learn how to obtain a permit.

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The workshops are
sponsored by the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program. They will provide
an overview of Rule 4750 requirements and deadlines, and there will be
assistance for both existing permit holders and newly permitted dairies.

For information, call
CDQAP toll-free at 1-866-66CDQAP. Producers should bring the following
information:

 

  • Existing permit
    information for current Rule 4570 permit holders
  • Actual and potential herd
    size based on maximum design capacity
  • Number and type of silage
    piles (corn, wheat, alfalfa, etc)
  • All silage pile dimensions
    (height and base width in feet)
  • Number of piles that will
    have an open face at any given time.

Central Valley air rule
workshop schedule

  • Tulare County – April 12,
    2-4 p.m., County Ag Center Auditorium, 4437 S Laspina Street, Tulare, CA
  • Stanislaus County (2
    workshops) – March 31, 10 a.m.-noon, and April 13, 10 a.m.-noon, at County Ag
    Center Harvest Hall, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA.


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