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 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 The project is replacing 2,950 outdated high-pressure sodium bulb fixtures throughout town.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 […]
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 […]
The City has engaged in extensive public outreach and developed constructive partnerships with experts to address air quality for the future.
Both the Carson Tesoro refinery and Paramount’s hexavalent chromium air quality concerns pose environmental challenges, which are respective to their situations and goals.
SCAQMD reviewed a list of 194 business entities that had been assembled from several sources and not all of which were metal-related. Of this number, it was determined that there are 85 metal-related businesses in Paramount. In total, 17 of these businesses require SCAQMD permitting for metal-related work.
In response to recent air quality issues, the City of Paramount requested that SCAQMD conduct a comprehensive HRA due to their expertise. Although SCAQMD thanked the City for their continued support in the hexavalent chromium issue, the District declined to conduct an HRA.
The second meeting of the Air Quality Sub Committee will be on Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00PM at Progress Park Plaza, 15500 Downey Avenue. Materials for this meeting include the Meeting Agenda and two PowerPoint Presentations.
On January 24, the City Council unanimously voted to extend the moratorium on all metal-related businesses within Paramount for an additional six months.