The City of Paramount is in the process of issuing Administrative Action permits to its 16 metal-related businesses in town. Following recommendations set forth by the City Council Air Quality Sub Committee in 2018, Paramount implemented a new Administrative Action permit program to provide closer oversight of potential air quality issues generated at these facilities.
In addition to providing logistical information about their facilities and receiving yearly inspections by the City, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), and the L.A. County Fire Department, metal-related businesses must host annual informational events inviting the public to learn about their activities and build relationships with the operators. Events may include a tour of the facility or a public meeting. The ultimate goal is to create more transparency between these businesses and their neighbors.
To date, 15 businesses have been inspected in person. As the City continues to move through the permit process, several businesses are scheduled to be in attendance at two informational events:
- April 25, 6 p.m., Paramount Park Community Center
- April 27, 6 p.m., Paramount Park Community Center
“Most of these businesses have been here for a long time and the City has very little control over their operations,” said City Planning Director John Carver. “But requiring these public information events is an important step we’ve been able to take to show the City’s commitment to ensuring Paramount’s air quality remains safe for our community.”
Residents can also review the approved permit application packets for each business by visiting ParamountEnvironment.org/Administrative-Action-Permits/.