2018 PM Plans

2018 PM2.5 Plans

The District is in the process of developing an attainment strategy that addresses the following PM2.5 standards under the federal Clean Air Act:

Status Update: For the past 3 years and building on decades of progress, the District along with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has led an extensive public process, including several public workshops and Public Advisory Workgroup meetings, to develop the attainment strategy for these PM2.5 standards. Input and comments received through the public engagement process have been integral to the development of this PM2.5 attainment strategy and has resulted in the identification of a comprehensive list of potential new measures to achieve additional emissions reductions from both stationary and mobile sources.

Significant work remains to finalize an attainment strategy that will get the Valley into attainment of the PM2.5 standards by the statutory deadlines, including finalizing the modeling, finalizing the evaluation of the feasibility of the proposed measures, and getting a better accounting of the incentive funds that are available at the local, state, and federal level. All of this work will continue to be conducted through an open public process with additional workshops to follow.

Due to the significant challenges in developing a strategy that can demonstrate attainment and the considerable amount of work that remains, the District anticipates that this attainment strategy will be finalized sometime in 2018. Once an approvable PM2.5 strategy has been finalized, it will undergo a robust public process for review and adoption into the State Implementation Plan beginning with the District’s Governing Board, then the state Air Resources Board, and finally through the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to adoption by each agency, the proposed PM2.5 strategy will be posted for at least 30-days for public review and comment.

Draft Plan

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District invites you to review and submit comments on the Draft 2018 Plan for the 1997, 2006, and 2012 PM2.5 Standards. This plan was developed in collaboration with the California Air Resources Board through a robust public process. Please submit all comments to airqualityplans@valleyair.org no later than September 30, 2018, to ensure consideration before the next draft of the plan is published.

Past Public Workshops & Meetings

July 31, 2018 Public Workshop

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District invites you to attend a public workshop co-hosted with the California Air Resources Board to present, discuss, and receive feedback on the 2018 PM2.5 Plan at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Currently Available Draft PM2.5 Plan Documents

March 8, 2018 Public Workshop

The District invites you to attend a public workshop to present, discuss, and receive feedback on the 2018 PM2.5 attainment strategy at 5:30 PM on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

November 14, 2017 Public Advisory Workgroup Meeting #5

The District will be holding a meeting of the Public Advisory Workgroup (PAW) to discuss the development of the 2017 PM2.5 Attainment Strategy.

  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • In-Person: Fresno VTC room
    VTC: Modesto and Bakersfield offices

September 26, 2017 Public Workshop

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District invites you to attend a public workshop co-hosted with the California Air Resources Board to present, discuss, and receive feedback on the 2017 PM2.5 Attainment Strategy at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

May 18, 2017 Public Workshop

The District will host a public workshop to present, discuss, and receive feedback on development of the District’s 5 Percent Plan for the 1997 PM2.5 Standard and the District’s PM10 Maintenance Plan for the 1987 PM10 Standard.

May 8, 2017 Public Workshop

The District will hold a public workshop to seek input and feedback from the public on potential measures under consideration for the 2017 PM2.5 Plan

April 12, 2017 Public Advisory Workgroup Meeting #4

The District will be holding the fourth meeting of the Public Advisory Workgroup (PAW) to provide an update on air quality modeling and continue discussions on potential measures with respect to the development of the 2017 PM2.5 Plan.

  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • In-Person: Fresno VTC room
    VTC: Modesto and Bakersfield offices

March 9, 2017 Public Workshop

The District will hold a public workshop to present, discuss, and receive comments on the development of the District’s 2017 PM2.5 Plan. You are invited to attend and participate.

February 9, 2017 Public Advisory Workgroup Meeting #3 – District control measures

The District will be holding the third meeting of the Public Advisory Workgroup (PAW) to discuss District control measures for the development of the 2017 PM2.5 Plan.

  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • In-Person: Fresno VTC room
    VTC:Modesto and Bakersfield offices

January 25, 2017 Public Advisory Workgroup Meeting #2 – Mobile Source Control Measures

The District will be holding the second meeting of the Public Advisory Workgroup (PAW) to discuss key topics associated with Mobile Source Control Measures for the development of the 2017 PM2.5 Plan.

  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • In-Person: Fresno VTC room
    VTC:Modesto and Bakersfield offices

January 11, 2017 Public Advisory Workgroup Meeting #1 – Air Quality Modeling

The District will be holding the first meeting of the Public Advisory Workgroup (PAW) to discuss key topics associated with air quality modeling for the development of the 2017 PM2.5 Plan.

  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • In-Person: Fresno VTC room
    VTC:Modesto and Bakersfield offices

December 7, 2016 Scoping Meeting to Discuss New Plan to Address Federal PM2.5 Standards

The District invites you to attend an initial public scoping meeting to present, discuss, and receive feedback on development of the District’s 2017 PM2.5 Plan to address PM2.5 air quality standards under the federal Clean Air Act.

ARB Public Workshops

District Governing Board Meeting Information

  • On December 15, 2016, the District Governing Board adopted policy positions in working with the California Air Resources Board to prepare the District’s attainment strategy for PM2.5.
  • Board Agenda Memo