South Coast Air Project

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

The South Coast Air Project works directly with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to continuously improve the region’s air quality and public health. 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.

CCEEB represents project members at numerous SCAQMD proceedings and in stakeholder groups, 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 issue groups.

Project Details

Project Manager: Janet Whittick, CCEEB

Meeting Location: Diamond Bar, CA

Project Issues
  • Air Quality Management Plan and State Implementation Plan
  • Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) phase out & Regulation XX
  • Post-RECLAIM New Source Review
  • Best Available Control Technology and Best Available Retrofit Control Technology determinations
  • AB 617 implementation; incentive program funding; reporting regulations; District/CAPCOA/CARB reporting harmonization
  • Net Emissions Analysis Tool data interpretation and messaging
  • Air toxics
  • EQUATE, AB 2588 / CTR Source Testing
  • Governing Board leadership, District staffing and staff training
  • Permitting and permit streamlining
  • Rule 1109.1, NOx Emission Reduction for Refinery Equipment and Related Operations
  • Rule 1180, community and fenceline monitoring
  • Rule 1403, asbestos emissions for demolition/renovation
  • Clean Air Act issues
  • SCAQMD-related legislation and litigation
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • Facility Based Mobile Source Measures (i.e. indirect source rules and enforceable measures)
  • RECLAIM landing rules (currently nine rules in development, with 11 more forecasted)
  • Public Safety Power Shutoffs, the increased use of emergency generators, and impacts on attainment, permit conditions, and rule requirements