South Coast Air Quality Management District is drafting the 2012 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP), which will incorporate the “latest scientific and technological information and planning assumptions,” including the 2012 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy and updated emission inventory methodologies for various source categories. As a blueprint for how the region will meet federal air-quality requirements, the update has a 20-year horizon and will have broad and specific impact on business and the economy going forward. It is clear that business needs to be at this table to ensure cost-effective emission reduction goals are set –and that the regulations and requirements toward achieving those goals are economically sound with pragmatic compliance approaches for all of our businesses. The business community and government partners are encouraged to review the Draft Stationary Source Control Measures and Draft Mobile Source Control Measures in advance of the release of the complete draft AQMP. The Notice of Preparation of a Draft Program EIR for the 2012 AQMP is also included for your review.
Concurrent with the development of the 2012 AQMP, the AQMD, the Air Resources Board, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District engaged in a joint effort to take a coordinated and integrated look at strategies needed to meet California’s multiple air quality and climate goals. A public review draft of the resulting Vision for Clean Air: A Framework for Air Quality and Climate Planning is now available.
OCBC will continue to work with its coalition partners and its small study group in reviewing the AQMP draft and to develop a thoughtful response. In the meantime, the AMQD will be providing public workshops at a variety of locations, click here for the Outreach Calendar. For more information contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs.