At the September 2002 Board
Meeting, the Governing Board approved 23 Environmental Justice Enhancements.
The enhancements were intended to further identify and address concerns and
serve as the basis for further outreach and problem-solving activities
regarding short- and long-term environmental justice issues.
details on the 2002-2003 Environmental Justice Program Enhancements, view the
Environmental Justice Program Enhancements
I: Further-Reduced Health Risks
I-1. Re-Adopt Rule 1410 - Hydrogen Fluoride or utilize
alternative mechanism requiring the use of modified HFs.
I-2. Provide leadership in the development
of an enhanced Model Air Quality Element to be
made available for use in
local governments' General Plans.
I-3. Continue to pursue the concept of
“Subregional Analyses” to address and mitigate significant air quality
impacts in specific areas.
I-4. Continue to develop
Significance Thresholds for subregions, as another indicator of CEQA
Localized Significance Thresholds fact sheet.
I-5. Develop a directive mechanism for
Creative Penalties to benefit communities affected by local impacts.
I-6. Pursue the development of low-cost, small
devices for outdoor residential monitoring of air contaminants.
CATEGORY II: Greater Community Access & Involvement
II-1. Pursue a requirement that AQMD CEQA
assessments include a feasible projects alternative with lowest air toxics
II-2. Develop guidance and specific training for
AQMD staff in agency protocol regarding public testimony and comment.
II-3. Conduct EJ Awareness & Guidance Training
for AQMD Management staff and other designated staff and Board members.
II-4. Improve the transparency of AQMD’s data
holdings regarding AB2588 Risk Assessments for air toxics “hot spots.”
II-5. Implement the electronic posting of
all validated Notices to Comply and Notices of Violation.
II-6. Conduct a survey to identify the website
information needs of interested community-based organizations and other
II-7. Establish community “clean air data
depositories” at sites accessible and preferred by community stakeholders.
II-8. Enhance AQMD’s public noticing and
advertising procedures to include distribution to a broader cross-section of
community media outlets.
II-9. Prepare and make available to residents a
convenient, user-friendly public guidance handbook on air quality.
II-10. Prepare an
annual summary of AQMD’s EJ program efforts and proposed enhancements for the following 12 months.
II-11. Organize and host an annual air quality
conference for physical, social science and political science teachers and
school nurses and provide enhanced materials on both regional and local air
quality research findings.
II-12. Make broader use of co-sponsorships in
AQMD’s outreach efforts, including educational events held in partnership with
local community-based groups.
II-13. On monthly lead agency projects and
documents received by AQMD, highlight projects where EJ concerns have been
raised by elected officials or interested members of the public
II-14. Develop a pilot “Neighborhood Environmental
Justice Council” program to harness the power of neighborhood cooperation
II-15. Make further efforts to translate
pertinent public notices into multiple languages, as applicable to the
cultural and ethnic populations of neighborhoods and communities.
CATEGORY III: Economic Incentives for Accelerated Mitigation
III-1. Develop a low-emission and clean-equipment
control measure for off-road intermodal equipment.
III-2. Develop an expedited CEQA analysis
process for any major project which contains commitments and milestone
schedule for implementation of “Super Mitigation”
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