Because the hexavalent chromium levels have been declining slowly and are now within the typical levels, the City recently learned that SCAQMD will be reducing the size and frequency of sampling for its monitoring network in Paramount to focus on other areas that have higher potential for air toxics exposure.
AB 617 requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop a monitoring plan for the state and then select, based on the plan, the highest priority locations to deploy community air monitoring systems.
In March 2018, SCAQMD began a new project to take real-time measurements of the air quality within the City of Paramount.
The City, with the help of the Air Quality Sub Committee, came to the conclusion that its most powerful tool for improving air quality in the longterm was its zoning code.
On April 28, the City of Paramount held its First Annual Community Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting Event.
Beginning in February 2018, Carlton Forge Works contracted with a third-party surface cleaning service to augment its housekeeping activities within the facility and on adjacent streets.
To celebrate Arbor Day this year, the City will be adding dozens of new trees to the landscape on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
The Paramount Planning Commission hosted its second Study Session on April 18, 2018 to review the Air Quality Sub Committee’s proposed changes to the City’s zoning code.
On April 18, the Planning Commission will continue to discuss the City Council Air Quality Sub Committee’s recommendations for amending the City’s manufacturing zone regulations.
The City of Paramount held its first annual “Sustainable Paramount” Eco-Fair at the Civic Center on March 24, 2018.