|The South Coast Air Quality Management District Governing Board approved the
this 1997 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) at a public hearing on November 15, 1996.
The AQMD had solicited feedback and input from all members of the
greater South Coast community on this revision to the region's
clean air plan. To further encourage comment, the Governing Board
hosted a number of regional workshops throughout the Basin, as well
as at District headquarters in Diamond Bar.
This AQMP puts greater focus on a pollutant found to be newly important
in the South Coast region: fine particulate matter (PM10). Recent
findings by nationally recognized health experts show that PM10 may
be responsible for significant adverse health effects for Southern Californians,
including premature death and disabling respiratory impairments. This
1997 AQMP represents the first plan addressing Clean Air Act requirements
to demonstrate attainment of federal PM10 ambient air quality
A comprehensive Plan such as this is built on the contributions of many.
In addition to those individuals and groups, the advisory support of the
PM10 Task Force is acknowledged as a vital component in this
Plan's strategy development effort. This Task Force first met in June 1995
as a gathering of agency, government, industry, academia, and organizational
representatives. Over many months, participants held critical discussions
and reviewed findings of the latest technical and scientific studies available
on particulate pollution. Their efforts are reflected in the completeness
of the attainment strategies presented here.
This Plan also reflects the combined technical and policy inputs
of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the state Air Resources
Board (ARB), and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).
Air quality monitoring records of recent years have proven the effectiveness
of our Basin's ongoing pollution control efforts. The collaborative spirit
that was present as this Plan has been in development will help us
achieve the proper balance of our need for clean air with our need for
a strong economy, and assure that residents and visitors alike will breathe
healthful air by the year 2010.
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I) Health Effects
II) Current Air Quality
III) Base and Future Year Emission Inventories
IV-A) Stationary and Mobile Source Control Measures
IV-B ) Advanced Transportation Control Measures
V) Modeling and Attainment Demonstrations
V) Section 3A
Environmental Impact Report
Socio-Economics Report of the 1997 AQMP (M.S. Word 6.0