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CDQAP air quality classes offered in CA

August 2, 2012  by Western United Dairymen

August 2, 2012 – The California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP) is offering free classes in air quality in Modesto on Aug. 21 and Tulare on Aug. 23. This will be the only two-hour class offered in air quality by the CDQAP prior to the Sept. 30 deadline for certification.

The class will provide important updates on implementing Revised Rule 4570 requirements, what to expect during inspections and regulatory compliance tips. These classes offer “one-stop shopping” with a comprehensive overview of air-quality related environmental regulatory requirements for California dairy producers. The classes provide a straightforward, clear, up-to-date approach to the sometimes confusing world of air quality regulations. Producers completing the classes will better understand the regulatory requirements and how to comply, reducing their risk of facing unnecessary enforcement actions, fines and other penalties. Completion of an air quality class is also a necessary step for producers desiring to achieve CDQAP Environmental Certification.

To be CDQAP certified, a producer must:

  • Attend environmental stewardship education classes (two hours of air quality if the dairy is located in air district with regulations for dairies and six hours of water quality);
  • Create and implement on-farm management plans consistent with regulatory requirements for the local area; and
  • Successfully complete an on-site evaluation of the dairy to assure compliance with all environmental regulations.

More information is available from the CDQAP at (209) 525-6877.


Class Schedule:

Modesto Course

Tuesday, August 21 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Stanislaus County Ag Center

3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto

Tulare Course

Thursday, August 23 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tulare County Ag Center Classroom

4437 Laspina Street, Tulare


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