Agricultural organizations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties area are joining together to provide a series of SB700 Permit Workshops. These workshops are free and will provide assistance to any agricultural operator in determining if Title V federal permits and/or local permits are required for their operation.

Experts from the National Resources Conservation Service, South Coast Air Quality Management District and agricultural organizations will be available to answer questions and assist you with this process.

The location and times are as follows:

Location, Time, Date

Riverside Farm Bureau 10 a.m. Jan. 11, 2005, 21160 Box Springs Road, Suite 102, Moreno Valley, CA (951) 684-6732.

Chino Fairgrounds 10 a‥ Jan. 12, 2005, 5410 Edison Avenue, Chino, CA (909) 628-5282.

Coachella Valley Water District 10 a.m. Jan. 13, 2005, 85-995 Avenue 52, Coachella, CA (760) 398-2651.

Come prepared by bring information below to the workshop.

  • For fuel burning equipment:

Unit type (boiler, heater, IC engine, orchard heater);

Fuel type for each fuel burning equipment;

Annual fuel usage in therms per year (natural gas only — see assumptions below) or gallons per year (all other fuels).

If annual fuel usage is not available, then:

Engine brake HP or boiler/heater rating in MMBTU per HR (e.g. for 500,000 Btu/hr boiler, enter 0.5);

Estimated annual operating hours for each fuel burning equipment.

  • Gasoline storage and dispensing:

    Type of tank (above ground or below ground);

    Total annual throughput (gallons/year).

  • Confined animal feed (CAF) operations:

For dairies, is the facility a flush lane dairy with the waste going to an animal waste lagoon or storage pond?

Number of animals or birds per facility:

Cows (milking/dry), heifer (4-6 months, 7-14 months, 15-24 months), calf, cattle feedlot, laying hens, broiler chickens, turkeys, etc.

You can also find similar information that will be presented at the workshops on the South Coast Air Quality Management Web site at http://www.aqmd.gov/titlev/ag.html. You can download a calculator that will assist you in determining if your operation requires permits in addition to forms that need to completed and submitted to start the permitting process.