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South Coast Air Project

Project Description

Geographic focus: South Coast Air Basin
Main activity: South Coast Air Quality Management District policies and programs

The South Coast Air Project deals with air quality and public health issues at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The District enforces some of the most stringent air pollution control regulations in the world, making real progress towards reducing harmful emissions in the second most populated urban area in the United States. The goal of the project is to work directly with the SCAQMD to continuously improve the region’s air quality and public health. Project members are represented at numerous proceedings and in stakeholder groups of the District, including the Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) Advisory Committee, Budget Advisory Committee, Home Rule Advisory Committee, Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) Working Group, Permit Streamlining Task Force, AQ-Spec Advisory Committee, Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study (MATES) advisory group, and other priority issues.

Project Issues

  • Air Quality Management Plan and State Implementation Plan (SIP)
  • Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) phase out & Regulation XX
  • Best Available Control Technology (BACT) and Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT)
  • Governing Board leadership, District staffing and staff training
  • Rule 1402 and AB 2588, air toxics
  • Startup/Shutdown/Malfunction Policy
  • Permitting, permit streamlining
  • Rule 1180, community and fenceline monitoring, and AQ-SPEC
  • Clean Air Act issues
  • SCAQMD-related legislation and litigation

Project Details

Project Manager:
Bill Quinn, CCEEB

Location:
Diamond Bar, CA

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