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Public Notice: Express Fuel - Announcement of Draft Permit, 7/12/18 Public Hearing, and Request for Public Comment

posted Jun 28, 2018, 8:50 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 9:06 AM ]

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Subject: Public Notice: Express Fuel - Announcement of Draft Permit, Public Hearing, and Request for Public Comment
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Draft Permit and Technical Support Document

 

* * * Public Notice * * *

 

Announcement of Draft Permit, Public Hearing, and Request for Public Comment on

Draft Clean Air Act Minor NSR Permit in Indian Country

 

Express Fuel

Source ID #: 29

Application #: 2018-001-TMNR

 

Draft Permit Action: The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (EPA) provides notice of and requests public comment on the EPA’s draft permit action relating to the draft minor New Source Review (NSR) permit for Express Fuel (“Source”). The Source is located at 3920 Shingle Springs Drive, Shingle Springs, California, within trust land of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. TheEPA is proposing to issue this minor NSR permit to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Development Corporation, P.O. Box 1340, Shingle Springs, California. The Source operator is Tim Adams, (530) 698-1400.

 

This draft permit, if finalized, will authorize the construction and operation of a gasoline dispensing facility, consistent with the minor NSR regulations for Indian country (40 CFR 49.151-161). The Source will include: 2 underground storage tanks for gasoline, 1 underground storage tank for diesel, 3 gasoline dispensers, 3 gasoline/diesel dispensers, 1 diesel dispenser for heavy duty trucks, and a 324-horsepower diesel-fired emergency generator. The draft permit limits the emissions from the Source by requiring Stage I and Stage II vapor recovery controls and by requiring the emergency generator to use an EPA-certified engine. This action will result in emissions increases of the following pollutants: 0.19 tons per year (tpy) of carbon monoxide (CO), 0.34 tpy of nitrogen oxides (NORXR), 0.01 tpy of particulate matter (PM), 0.01 tpy of PM less than or equal to 10 µm in diameter (PMR10R), 0.01 tpy of PM less than or equal to 2.5 µm in diameter (PMR2.5R), less than 0.01 tpy of sulfur dioxide, and 2.45 tpy of volatile organic compounds (VOC).More information on the emission changes and limitations associated with this draft permit can be found in Sections 3.1 and 4.3, respectively, of the technical support document for this action.

 

The draft permit action also includes our proposed decision under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act that the issuance of this minor NSR permit will have no effect on historic properties.

 

Request for Public Comment: All written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received or postmarked by July 13, 2018. Comments may be submitted via the following methods:

 

Online:          31TUwww.regulations.govU31T, Docket ID: EPA-R09-OAR-2018-0385

Email:           31TR9airpermits@epa.gov31T

U.S. Mail:     Lisa Beckham (AIR-3)
                     U.S. EPA Region 9
                     75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901

Any person may submit written comments on the draft permit and may request a public hearing during the public comment period. As detailed below, a public hearing has already been scheduled for this action. These comments must raise any reasonably ascertainable issue with supporting arguments by the close of the public comment period. We recommend comments sent by email or U.S. mail use “Comments on Draft Permit for Express Fuel” in the subject line.

All comments that are received via email or through 31Twww.regulations.gov31T will be included in the public docket without change and will be available to the public, including any personal information provided, within a few days of receipt. Comments submitted to the EPA through U.S. Mail or other another non-electronic delivery method will also be included in the public docket without change and will be available to the public, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Information that is considered to be CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as such and should be submitted only through U.S. Mail or a non-electronic delivery method; such information should not be submitted through 31Twww.regulations.gov31T or e-mail. If a commenter sends e-mail directly to the EPA, the email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the public comment. Please note that an email or postal address must be provided with comments if the commenter wishes to receive direct notification of the EPA’s final decision regarding the draft permit following the public comment period. For information about CBI or multimedia submissions and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit 31Twww.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets31T.


Draft Permit Review: A copy of the draft permit prepared by the EPA, the technical support document for the draft permit, and all supporting materials are available for review by the public through the online docket listed above. If you have trouble accessing materials please contact Lisa Beckham at 31TR9airpermits@epa.gov31T.

 

Additionally, key documents (such as the draft permit and our technical support document) may also be viewed in person at the following locations:

                                                                    

  1. El Dorado County Library – Cameron Park Branch:

Address:              2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, California
Phone:                 (530) 621-5500
Hours:                  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., closed Sundays


  1. U.S. EPA Region 9 office (at address above), Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., excluding federal holidays. Due to building security procedures, please call Lisa Beckham at (415-972-3811) at least 48 hours in advance to arrange a visit.

 

Public Hearing: A public hearing has been scheduled for the draft permit action to provide the public with further opportunity to comment on the draft permit and technical support document. At the public hearing, any interested person may provide written comments or oral comments, and relevant data pertaining to our draft permit action. Reasonable limits may be set upon the time allowed for oral statements at the hearing. The EPA will also make a transcript of the public hearing proceedings available to the public.

31TThe date, time, and location of the public hearing is as follows:

31TDate:                    July 12, 2018
Time:                    6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
31TLocation:             Ponderosa High School – Library
                           3661 Ponderosa Road,  Shingle Springs, CA

 If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact Philip Kum, EPA Region 9 Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator, by June 28, 2018 at (415) 947-3566, or 31Tkum.philip@epa.gov31T.

Final Action: Before taking final action on the draft permit, the EPA will consider all written comments submitted during the public comment period. The EPA will send notice of our final permit decision to each person who submitted comments and contact information during the public comment period or requested notice of the final permit decision. The EPA will summarize the contents of all substantive comments and provide written responses in a document accompanying the EPA’s final permit decision. The EPA’s final permit decision will become effective 30 days after the service of notice of the decision unless: 

1.    A later effective date is specified in the permit;

2.    The decision is appealed to the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board pursuant to 40 CFR 49.159(d); or

3.    There are no comments requesting a change to the draft permit decision, in which case the final decision shall become effective immediately upon issuance.

Appeals to the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB): In accordance with 40 CFR 49.159, within 30 days after a final permit decision has been issued, any person who filed comments on the proposed permit or participated in the public hearing may petition the EAB to review any condition of the permit decision. The 30-day period within which a person may request review under this section begins when the Region has fulfilled the notice requirements for the final permit decision. A petition to the EAB is, under Section 307(b) of the Act, a prerequisite to seeking judicial review of the final agency action. For purposes of judicial review, final agency action occurs when the EPA denies or issues a final permit and agency review procedures are exhausted.

Additional Information: If you have questions, or if you wish to obtain further information, please contact Lisa Beckham at (415) 972-3811, via email at 31TR9airpermits@epa.gov31T, or at the EPA mailing address above. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive future information about this draft permit decision or other permit decisions issued by EPA Region 9, please contact the EPA at the address listed above or send an email to 31TR9airpermits@epa.gov31T.

***Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of all persons who would be interested in this matter.***

 

FWD: Cameron Park Drive Interchange Workshop 5/3/18, 6-8pm

posted May 1, 2018, 8:54 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated May 1, 2018, 8:54 AM ]

FYI -

El Dorado County will hold a public workshop to receive residents’ input on the Cameron Park Drive Interchange Alternatives. If you are interested in learning more about some of the Alternatives being considered, this would be an excellent opportunity for you to help influence the future of Cameron Park. The workshop will be held in an Open House style format. The public is encouraged to drop in any time between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to learn about and provide their input on the project alternatives.

The workshop will be held on the following date and time:
Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cameron Park Community Services District’s Social Room
2502 Country Club Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682

FW: Subject: TGPA/ZOU in court: Wednesday, April 25th

posted Apr 23, 2018, 10:07 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 10:08 PM ]

FYI -
 
From: Rural Communities United [mailto:contactrcu@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 8:41 AM
To: Rural Communities United
Subject: TGPA/ZOU in court: Wednesday, April 25th

 

Dear RCU Friends and Supporters-
 
Just a reminder that this Wed, April 25th, 8:30am, RCU’s case against the County’s General Plan and zoning changes (TGPA/ZOU) will be heard in El Dorado County Superior Court, 3321 Cameron Park Dr. in Cameron Park. We received the judge’s tentative ruling Thursday, which will be helpful in focusing our efforts for Wednesday’s hearing. The final decision should be released 30 days after the public hearing.
 
This hearing is open to the public – please come and show support for restoring our General Plan to its original integrity!
 
Ellen Van Dyke for RCU

FWD: Court hearing for RCU v. EDC: April 25, 2018

posted Mar 15, 2018, 2:01 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 2:02 PM ]

Greetings Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,
 
Please see the email below from Rural Communities United (RCU).  If you are new to our email list or would like more information about the lawsuit, visit www.RuralCommunitiesUnited.org
 
Thank you!
 
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Dear RCU friends and supporters-
 
When El Dorado County’s General Plan was adopted in 2004, it significantly increased development in the county.  But it also included policies to protect our water resources, open space, traffic and more, against the impacts of that new development.  In 2015, the zoning ordinance was modified and hacked to further allow increased development without implementing the intended protections for county residents. These changes to the Zoning Ordinance in 2015 via the TGPA/ZOU now face legal action from RCU.

On April 25th, 2018, Judge Stracener will hear the case brought by Rural Communities United against the county, alleging the violations of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Those violations will allow many new policies to chip away at our quality of life until we are no longer the rural county promised by our General Plan. Our hope is to get a ruling that will restore the zoning of the 2004 General Plan and require those protections be completed before further increasing the county’s already generous development potential.

RCU still needs funding for trial costs and to pay our attorney for this enormous undertaking. Please spread the word to those you know to donate what they can and attend the public hearing if they wish.

The case will be heard Wednesday April 25th, 8:30 am at the El Dorado County Superior Court hearing room, 3321 Cameron Park Dr.

Ellen Van Dyke for RCU

DATE CHANGE! Ponderosa / US 50 / South Shingle interchange - Workshop Public Notice

posted Jan 31, 2018, 8:44 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Feb 2, 2018, 8:30 AM ]

The date and time for the public workshop has changed.  The new date and time are:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Building C
2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville


The Department of Transportation advised us of this change yesterday and asked us to help spread the word.  Please share with friends, family, and neighbors.

The original message is below, with the updated date/time.

 

Thank you!

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Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters:

The County is planning to enlarge the Ponderosa Road / Highway 50 interchange.  Durock Road, North Shingle Road and Wild Chaparral Drive are to be realigned in the area near the interchange.  We are unsure about the planned schedule.  CalTrans states that one of the reasons for the enlargement is to "provide for future traffic growth at this interchange projected to occur from planned regional growth."  While alleviating traffic and accommodating pedestrian traffic on the overpass would be welcomed, one concern is that the project could allow large development projects to go forward, such as San Stino’s Mill Creek development, or a large regional box store at the Ponderosa Road / North Shingle intersection.

The County is holding an informational workshop meeting on Thursday, February 15, at 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Building "C", 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville.  Please attend the meeting if you would like to learn more about the project.


Here is a link to the environmental documents:  https://sftp2.edcgov.us/public/folder/L1yesmhhc0alhHTtfi_IFg/ISMND

We'll see you there!

Shingle Springs Community Plan back on track!

posted Dec 14, 2017, 7:34 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Dec 14, 2017, 7:34 AM ]

Greetings,

We have great news for all the residents, business owners, and stakeholders in Shingle Springs!

On December 5, 2017, Shingle Springs was approved for county funding to complete the Shingle Springs Community Plan that we started several years ago (see the meeting minutes below).  In addition, our plan will potentially provide a template for our neighboring communities to create their own Community Plan.   

At this time the county is working on staffing needs and we will be meeting with them to determine the next step in this much-needed plan to ensure that our vision for our commercial core area is heard and implemented. 

Thank you to everyone who has been vigilant with communicating our needs to our Board of Supervisors.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rSuFzQKjeTJ0gFredb4XFn67cbYmj6rh/view?usp=drive_web

FWD: Press Release - new lawsuit against El Dorado County

posted Dec 1, 2017, 11:17 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Mar 10, 2018, 6:33 PM ]

FYI

If you are having trouble viewing the message below, you can view it here:  https://ruralcommunities.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/final_11-28-17_-press-release_biores.pdf
 
From: Rural Communities United [mailto:contactrcu@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:36 AM
To: Rural Communities United
Subject: Press Release attached - new lawsuit against El Dorado County

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5e2pR7vFbeE13Ra83

 

Success! Community Planning included in County's 2017/18 Budget

posted Oct 2, 2017, 10:54 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Apr 22, 2018, 1:36 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Our perseverance has paid off! On 9/26/17 the Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously voted to include $250,000 for community planning as part of the 2017/18 budget.

It's been a while since the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (SSCA) core members organized meetings for residents and other interested parties to come together and choose potential designs for new commercial development in Shingle Springs. The latest discussions with County staff were in 2014, and we anticipate continuing from where we left off, which was step 4 of 7 in the Community Planning Guide that can be viewed by clicking here: http://www.shinglespringscommunityplan.org/11-17-14-bos-meeting.

NEXT STEPS:
As we regroup to move forward, please know that this will be a community-driven process and there will be several opportunities for you to engage along the way.

Remember, County staff works at the direction of the BOS. Therefore, the SSCA core group will contact Supervisors Frentzen and Ranalli to ensure that they will agendize an item to direct County staff to work with the community to create a draft Shingle Springs Community Plan.

A planning team will be formed to work with County staff to create the draft Community Plan, using the materials that were gathered at community meetings in 2013 (you can view those meetings and materials by clicking here: http://www.shinglespringscommunityplan.org/). This step will likely take months and months of work, depending on how many team members and staff are working on the draft. Due to limited staff resources, a County-funded consultant may be brought in to supplement County staff.

The draft Community Plan will be presented to the community for feedback and could be sent back to the planning team for edits. Once the plan is finalized by the community and County, it may be adopted by the BOS as part of the General Plan.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
If you have skills in community planning or creating design standards and would like to help draft the Shingle Springs Community Plan, please reply to this email and let us know. The more that the community can complete on its own, the better the process will go when interfacing with County staff.

Keep an eye on your email and be ready to respond. The planning team may reach out to the community for additional information or hold an informational meeting during the process, and your input is important.

Thank you for staying engaged and involved in local issues. Together, we can accomplish a plan to protect our quality of life for generations to come.

Action Alert! Community Plans and Budget on 9-19-17 BOS agenda

posted Sep 14, 2017, 11:00 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 11:01 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Please contact the Board of Supervisors (BOS) and state that you expect them to follow through on their Board action from the June 20, 2017 BOS meeting to fund Community Plans if additional fund balance was found during the budget process.

Here is the Board's action from June 20, 2017:
A motion was made by Supervisor Ranalli, seconded by Supervisor Frentzen to consider Community Planning as a priority in the amount of $150,000 if fund balance comes in higher than staff anticipates.
Yes: 5 - Veerkamp, Frentzen, Ranalli, Novasel and Hidahl

The Chief Administrative Officer's (CAO) September 13, 2017 letter states that "El Dorado County ended FY 2016-17 with approximately $12.8 million dollars more than anticipated in General Fund operating fund balance."

Shingle Springs residents worked diligently in 2013 and 2014 toward the goal of a Community Plan to provide clarity for residents, business owners, and developers on the future of Shingle Springs. Those efforts were made in good faith working with County staff and Supervisors, and with the promise by the Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee to make Community Plans a priority as part of the "LUPPU and Beyond" efforts. Much of the community's efforts were documented and can be found here: http://www.shinglespringscommunityplan.org

Additionally, Supervisor Ranalli made the following statement regarding the Shingle Springs Community Plan and we anticipate him to fulfill his campaign promise for full support:

"Your community visioning and implementation plan and funding is the process by which Shingle Springs can articulate their sense of place and how it differs from Cameron Park. I wholeheartedly support this effort and enthusiastically embrace the rail town history carrying forward into the plan and up to and including architectural and form base design standards as Shingle Springs evolves. As your Supervisor, I will prioritize and sponsor the items for Board of Supervisor’s agenda and I will, in cooperation with the community, see it through to adoption and implementation."

If you are able to attend the meeting:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Building A Hearing Room
330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND - Write to the Supervisors - Customize our sample email to show your support

To: <bosone@edcgov.us>, <bostwo@edcgov.us>, <bosthree@edcgov.us>, <bosfour@edcgov.us>, <bosfive@edcgov.us>, <edc.cob@edcgov.us>, <roger.trout@edcgov.us>

Subject: 9-19-17 BOS Agenda, File #17-0406, Item #19

Dear Supervisors,

I request that you follow through on your Board action of June 20, 2017 and fund Community Planning as part of the 2017-18 budget. I further request that you support the community of Shingle Springs in its Community Planning efforts. In 2013 and 2014, many hours of volunteer time was spent in good faith working with County staff, but the community effort was placed on hold until the County made funding available. Now is the time to pick up where we left off and work with the Shingle Springs community to protect OUR quality of life in Shingle Springs with a Community Plan.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Your Town]

FWD: A picture's worth a thousand words!

posted Sep 14, 2017, 10:33 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 10:34 PM ]

FYI - Forwarded from Rural Communities United (RCU)

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Subject: A picture's worth a thousand words!
From: Rural Communities United <contactrcu@gmail.com>

Dear RCU Friends and Supporters-

A big  'thank you!' to those who participated in the August matching-donation campaign. We raised a whopping $12K in that effort with your help, but we are not there yet, and too many people are still unaware of why we are here. 

The map below shows in green the vast extent of parcels proposed for rezone under the 2015 Zoning Ordinance Update (ZOU). While some changes were innocuous, many were not, and the majority of landowners were never informed. Help spread the word of our efforts to overturn these changes and require the County to provide full disclosure to all residents and landowners impacted. 

Be sure to attend our Music on the River fundraising event, Sept 17th at Camp Lotus, and bring a friend! (see website for details)

Ellen Van Dyke for RCU


Map Linked here - green shows over 37,000 of the County's 108,000 parcels proposed for rezone



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