Demonstrating its commitment to a greener and more sustainable city, the Paramount City Council unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming October 6, 2021 as California Clean Air Day in Paramount. California Clean Air Day was started by the Coalition for Clean Air to unite communities across the State through their commitment to protect public health, improve […]
In light of Paramount’s recently adopted Climate Action Plan (CAP), the City has sprung into action by updating its fleet with a new electric vehicle. In early August, the Planning Department’s gasoline-powered car, used for building inspections, was replaced with an electric vehicle. An additional four EVs are anticipated to arrive in early 2022 and […]
Paramount has partnered with SoCal Edison to upgrade street lights in the City through the utility’s LED program. The project is replacing 2,950 outdated high-pressure sodium bulb fixtures throughout town. This conversion project is at no cost to the City and will lower energy use, produce brighter streets, and increase public safety. With the City’s Climate […]
At the July 6, 2021 City Council meeting, Paramount’s first-ever Climate Action Plan (CAP) was adopted by a unanimous vote. In concurrence with goals set by the State, the City’s CAP is tailored to address unique climate needs as a community and ensure that Paramount reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40% below 1990 levels […]
Following South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) suspension of its air quality monitoring efforts in Paramount, the City has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for contract services related to monitoring levels of hexavalent chromium, an airborne industrial metal that is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While the search for a vendor […]
The City of Paramount has reported that all 16 metal-related businesses in town are set to receive Administrative Action permits. This new permit program establishes stricter oversight and was developed to address any future potential air quality issues in the City. This program is a first of its kind in California and places the following […]
On May 7, 2021, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Governing Board adopted Rule 2305, the Warehouse Indirect Source Rule (ISR), requiring warehouses larger than 100,000 square feet to reduce their air pollution emissions or facilitate reductions in the communities where they are located. Heavy-duty trucks and other cargo equipment that are interconnected […]
The City of Paramount has been informed that, due to COVID-19, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has temporarily suspended monitoring of hexavalent chromium.
World Energy recently issued a formal statement regarding AltAir Paramount’s pending legal settlement with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for violations of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation dating back to 2017. World Energy acquired AltAir Paramount in March of 2018. Click here to view the statement from World Energy. CARB has also […]
The City of Paramount has been named a 2020 recipient of two Beacon Awards from the Institute for Local Government (ILG), a Platinum Level for Sustainability Best Practices for its ongoing environmental efforts and a Gold Level Spotlight for achieving an 18% reduction in community greenhouse gas emissions.