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 The project is replacing 2,950 outdated high-pressure sodium bulb fixtures throughout town.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
AQMD Governing Board Adopts Warehouse Rule to Reduce Air Pollution
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 […]
South Coast AQMD Temporarily Suspends Hexavalent Chromium Monitoring in Paramount
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.
Statement from World Energy on AltAir Paramount Legal Settlement with the California Air Resources Board
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 […]
Paramount Takes Home Platinum and Gold at 2020 ILG Beacon Awards
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.
City Council Proclaims Official California Clean Air Day in Paramount
The City of Paramount is proud to proclaim October 7, 2020 as Clean Air Day! The proclamation was issued as a Resolution of the City Council on September 15th.
SCAQMD Modifies Air Monitoring Operations During COVID-19
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has announced modifications to its air monitoring operations during COVID-19.