(A new Air Filtration System)…It will be going to the Calipatria Unified School District.
Tuesday the Board of Supervisors, sitting as the Air Pollution Control District, approved a funding agreement between the APCD and the School District for the new Air Filtration System, at a cost of no more than $244,964.89. The funds come from the California Air Resources Board. CARB has a Supplemental Environmental Project policy which provides alternatives to violators of State regulatory requirements in lieu of paying financial penalties to CARB directly. Funds will be provided through a combination of violator fees and the Clean Air Fund Balance. The project will install high efficiency air filtration systems at the Grace Smith School in order to satisfy the penalty requirements enacted upon the violator by the Air District. The school resides in an area impacted by high levels of PM 2.5, an ultrafine toxic particulate matter, created mostly from vehicle emissions.