Working Group Objective
The objective of the working group was to solicit
comments and suggestions regarding the draft control measure and to develop an
approach for its inclusion in the final draft 2007 AQMP that addresses our
public and private stakeholder concerns.
The working group is currently not active.
Working Group Meeting Schedule for 2007 AQMP
EGM-01 – Control Measure
New development projects produce new sources of air pollution from new
vehicle trips, use of consumer products, landscape maintenance, new stationary
source processes such as fuel combustion, as well as emissions generated during
construction activities. Each day millions of vehicles travel the roads in the
South Coast Air Basin and the length of vehicle trips is expected to increase as
outlying areas continue to be developed. In addition, older residential,
commercial and industrial areas may undergo major redevelopment involving
construction activities, with emissions comparable to new development projects.
Redevelopment projects may also generate additional vehicular traffic compared
to the projects they replace because redevelopment projects often involve
increasing population density compared to the previous use. Redevelopment
includes demolishing existing buildings, increasing overall floor area or
building additional capacity on an existing property.
The purpose of this control measure is to mitigate emission growth from new
development and redevelopment projects. This initiative is designed to reduce
emissions related to new residential, commercial, industrial and institutional
development, including redevelopment.