CDQAP air quality classes offered in Modesto, Tulare
Aug. 3, 2012 - - The California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP) is offering free classes in air quality In Modesto on Aug. 21 and Tulare on Aug. 23. This will be the only two-hour class offered in air quality by the CDQAP prior to the Sept. 30 deadline for certification. The class will provide important updates on implementing Revised Rule 4570 requirements, what to expect during inspections and regulatory compliance tips.
These classes offer “one-stop shopping” with a comprehensive overview of air-quality related environmental regulatory requirements for California dairy producers. The classes provide a straightforward, clear, up-to-date approach to the sometimes confusing world of air quality regulations. Producers completing the classes will better understand the regulatory requirements and how to comply, reducing their risk of facing unnecessary enforcement actions, fines and other penalties. Completion of an air quality class is also a necessary step for producers desiring to achieve CDQAP Environmental Certification.
To be CDQAP certified, a producer must:
• Attend environmental stewardship education classes (2 hours of air quality if the dairy is located in air district with regulations for dairies and 6 hours of water quality);
• Create and implement on-farm management plans consistent with regulatory requirements for the local area; and
• Successfully complete an on-site evaluation of the dairy to assure compliance with all environmental regulations.
Modesto Course: Tuesday, August 21 10 a.m.–12 noon Stanislaus County Ag Center 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto
Tulare Course: Thursday, August 23 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Tulare County Ag Center Classroom 4437 Laspina Street, Tulare
More information is available from the CDQAP at (209) 525-6877.