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:
- 1997 PM2.5 Standard (24-hour 65 μg/m³ and annual 15 μg/m³)
- 2006 PM2.5 Standard (24-hour 35 μg/m³)
- 2012 PM2.5 Standard (annual 12 μg/m³)
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.