Bay Area Project

About This Project
Geographic focus: San Francisco Bay Area
Main activity: Bay Area Air Quality Management District policies and programs

The Bay Area Project encourages the application of sound science, transparency, and consistency in policymaking and the development of cost-effective solutions to air quality in the Bay Area. CCEEB represents project members at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (BAAQMD) proceedings, rulemaking and public workshops, Board of Directors’ meetings, and committee meetings. These include the Rule 11-18 Implementation Committee and the Budget Advisory Group.

Project Details

Project Manager: Christine Wolfe, CCEEB
Meeting Location: San Francisco, CA

Project Issues
  • AB 617 implementation
    • West Oakland and Richmond-San Pablo Communities
    • Selection of future year communities
    • Harmonizing BAAQMD emissions reporting with statewide program
    • Community-led air monitoring
  • Mobile and community monitoring; greenhouse gas measurement and monitoring
  • BAAQMD Clean Air Plan and Climate Change Protection Plan
  • Climate pollutant rule development, Regulation 13
  • Significant Methane Releases, Rule 13-1
  • Rule 11-18, Air Toxics and Health Risk Assessments
  • Transparency in the budget, fees and cost recovery
  • Participation in the Budget Advisory Committee
  • New Source Review and permitting
  • District rules and regulations; process issues
  • Legislative authority for indirect source rules
  • BAAQMD-related legislation and litigation
  • PERP issues
  • District response to concerns regarding land use, cumulative burdens, and permitting
  • PM planning efforts; Advisory Council symposia; possible classification of PM as an air toxic
  • Public Safety Power Shutoffs, the increased use of emergency generators, and impacts on attainment, permit conditions, and rule requirements