Laserfiche WebLink
TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> California <br /> <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2003-52 <br /> <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> ESTABLISHING POLICY ADDRESSING CUMULATIVE AIR QUALITY IMPACTS <br /> FROM PM~0 EMISSIONS <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, PM~o and PM2.5 emissions represent the greatest danger to the <br />quality of air in the Truckee air basin; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the 1996 General Plan recognized this danger, found that added <br />particulate matter emissions from new development would result in a significant and <br />unavoidable cumulative impact on air quality, and directed the preparation of an air <br />quality management plan to address this danger and particulate matter emissions from <br />new development; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the Town Council by Resolution No. 99-39 adopted the Truckee <br />Particulate Matter Air Quality Management Plan in July 1999; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, said plan discussed the quality of air in the Truckee air basin, <br />analyzed the cumulative impacts of added particulate matter emissions in the Truckee <br />air basin on air quality, and found that such emissions would have a substantial and <br />adverse impact on air quality and on the health of the residents and visitors of the <br />Truckee community; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the Council by adoption of said plan approved 13 control strategies <br />to reduce particulate matter emissions from existing sources in order to offset emissions <br />from new development; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Control Strategies 3 and 9 of said plan identify guidelines and <br />methods to implement these strategies and offset emissions from new development; <br />and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, both of these strategies specifically allow the use of mitigation fees <br />to mitigate the cumulative impacts from particulate matter emissions, said fees to be <br />used to implement other control strategies of the plan; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the Town desires to establish a written policy to be uniformly applied <br />to new development projects, said policy to establish thresholds of significance for <br />cumulative air quality impacts resulting from particulate matter emissions, to establish <br />requirements for mitigation to reduce a project's contribution to the cumulative <br />particulate matter air quality impact to less than significant, and to allow for the payment <br />of a mitigation fee; and <br /> <br /> <br />