Clean air plans are
the essential blueprints for action by the AQMD. The AQMD is required to update
its plans on a regular basis. Updates may take the form of a new plan or an
amendment. Plans range in scope from the regional Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP)
to plans dealing with specific pollutants in specific geographic locales.
Included as part of a plan are documents that analyze its impact (i.e.,
socioeconomic and environmental analyses). The list below shows the categories
of plans and documents produced by the AQMD.
Every three years, AQMD
prepares an AQMP for the air quality improvement. Each iteration of the plan is
an update of the previous plan and has a 20-year horizon.
On December 31, 2010, EPA designated the Los Angeles County portion of
the Basin as nonattainment for the 2008 Lead NAAQS. The federal CAA requires
lead nonattainment areas to prepare a SIP outlining the strategies, planning
and pollution control activities that demonstrate attainment of the lead
State Implementation Plan for Los Angeles County
The Coachella Valley, located in the Salton Sea Air Basin and under AQMD's
jurisdiction, has been designated as a serious non-attainment area for PM10. The
Coachella Valley PM10 SIP (CVSIP) establishes additional controls needed to
demonstrate expeditious attainment of the PM10 standards.
Valley PM10 Plans
The Air Toxics Control Plan is a planning document
designed to examine the overall direction of the AQMD's air toxics control
program. It includes strategies that aim to reduce toxic emissions and risk
from both mobile and stationary sources.