The Program is designed to help households replace an uncertified wood stove or insert used as the primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient device. This voucher can go towards the purchase and installation of a new, EPA-certified woodstove, wood insert, gas or an electric device.
Example Eligible IAQ Activities:
Heat source replacement
Enhanced voucher for low-income residents deemed eligible by this map
Low-income residents outside of these areas are eligible if they provide and can provide income level documentation
Standard voucher for all other residents that replace their wood stove with an EPA certified appliance.
Potential bonus for replacing a system with a 2020 certified appliance.
The mission of the Lake County Air Quality Management District (LCAQMD) is to maintain healthful ambient air quality for the residents and visitors of the Lake County Air Basin. The Air Basin is a federally and state-recognized geographical area that is the same as the county boundary. The District is a regional agency, created by the state, that regulates stationary sources of air pollution within the Lake County Air Basin. These sources include industrial developments such as The Geysers Geothermal Power Generation as well as commercial businesses with air emissions such as mining operations and gasoline stations. The District also regulates open burning and is delegated a variety of other programs such as state Air Toxic Control Measures (ATCMs) and federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPSs). The main purpose of the LCAQMD is to enforce local, state, and federal air quality laws, rules and regulations in order to meet the Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQSs), and protect the public from air toxins through local regulation, state ARB ATCM and federal EPA NESHAP specific control regulations.