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City of Paramount Releases Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for Renewable Fuels Project in Town

 The City of Paramount has released a Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) that analyzed the environmental impacts of converting the Paramount refinery (located at 14700 Downey Ave.) into a renewable fuels production facility, eliminating the refining of crude oil. Under World Energy, LLC, Boston based AltAir currently operates the site. The conversion project will […]

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Paramount Selects Firm for Air Monitoring Services

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) temporarily resumed its air quality monitoring in July 2021after a brief hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. The monitoring resumed at select industrial and school sites throughout Paramount while the City searched for a contractor to permanently fulfill the role. With expertise and guidance from the SCAQMD, the […]

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City Council Celebrates Clean Air Day in Paramount

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 […]

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Paramount Adding Five Electric Vehicles to City Fleet

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 […]

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Paramount’s Street Lights Converting to LED

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  The project is replacing 2,950 outdated high-pressure sodium bulb fixtures throughout town.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 […]

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City Council Adopts Paramount’s First Climate Action Plan

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 […]

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SCAQMD Temporarily Resumes Hexavalent Chromium Monitoring in Paramount

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 […]

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New Innovative Permit Requirements for Metal-Related Businesses

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 […]

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