Governing Board Meeting Agenda: November 3, 2017

A meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will be held at 9:00 a.m., in the Auditorium of the SCAQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California.

The agenda and documents in the agenda packet will be made available upon request in appropriate alternative formats to assist persons with a disability. Disability-related accommodations will also be made available to allow participation in the Board meeting.  Any accommodations must be requested as soon as practicable. Requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible.  Please telephone the Clerk of the Boards Office at (909) 396-2500 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

All documents (i) constituting non-exempt public records, (ii) relating to an item on the agenda, and (iii) having been distributed to at least a majority of the Governing Board after the agenda is posted, are available prior to the meeting for public review at the South Coast Air Quality Management District Clerk of the Boards Office, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

 

 

Call To Order

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Opening Comments:
    William A. Burke, Ed.D., Chair
    Other Board Members
    Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items 1 through 21)

Note: Consent Calendar items held for discussion will be moved to Item No. 22.

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  • 2. Set Public Hearings December 1, 2017 to Consider Adoption of and/or Amendments to SCAQMD Rules and Regulations

    Wayne Nastri (909) 396-3131
    A. Determine That Proposed Rule 1180 – Refinery Fenceline and Community Air Monitoring is Exempt from CEQA and Adopt Rule 1180
    Philip Fine (909) 396-2239

    Proposed Rule 1180 establishes fenceline and community air monitoring requirements for petroleum refineries. The proposed rule will require petroleum refineries to install and operate continuous fenceline air monitoring systems to measure a comprehensive list of criteria pollutants and toxic air contaminants. The proposal will require the submittal and approval of a plan that provides detailed information about the fenceline air monitoring systems such as siting, wind data collection, maintenance procedures, measures in case of failures, auditing, and data reporting methods. Further, the proposed rule will set-forth requirements for the plan review process, notifications and recordkeeping. The rule also establishes a fee schedule, to be paid by the petroleum refineries, for the cost of designing, developing, installing, operating and maintaining refinery-related community air monitoring systems.  This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that the proposed adoption of Rule 1180 - Refinery Fenceline and Community Air Monitoring is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; 2) Adopting Rule 1180 – Refinery Fenceline and Community Air Monitoring; and 3) Approving Rule 1180 Refinery Fenceline Air Monitoring Plan Guidelines. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 15 and October 20, 2017)
     
    B. Certify Final Environmental Assessment and Amend Rule 1420 – Emissions Standard for Lead
    Susan Nakamura (909) 396-3105

    Rule 1420 was adopted in September 1992 with the purpose of reducing lead emissions from non-vehicular sources. On October 15, 2008, the U.S. EPA lowered the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for lead from 1.5 µg/m3 to 0.15 µg/m3 averaged over a rolling 3-month period to protect public health and the environment.  PAR 1420 – Emissions Standard for Lead, will further protect public health from exposure to lead from facilities not covered under recently adopted Rules 1420.1 and 1420.2, and to help ensure continued attainment of the lead NAAQS.  The proposal will include an initial ambient air lead concentration limit of 0.150 µg/m3 averaged over any consecutive 30 days, which will be lowered to a final limit of 0.100 µg/m3 consistent with Rules 1420.1 and 1420.2.  The proposed rule also establishes requirements for enclosures, revisions to the point source lead emission limits, periodic source testing, conditional ambient air monitoring, and enhanced housekeeping.  This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amended Rule 1420 – Emissions Standard for Lead; and 2) Amending Rule 1420 – Emissions Standard for Lead. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 15, 2017)
     
    C. Certify Final Subsequent Environmental Assessment and Amend Rule 1466 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants
    Susan Nakamura (909) 396-3105 

    Rule 1466, adopted July 7, 2017, minimizes fugitive dust emissions of certain toxic air contaminants from earth-moving activities from sites that U.S. E.P.A., California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Regional Water Quality Control Board, State Water Resources Control Board, or the SCAQMD have determined that the soil contains certain toxic air contaminants.  During the adoption of Rule 1466, the adoption Resolution directed staff to expand the list of applicable toxic air contaminants to include pesticides, herbicides, other metals, persistent bioaccumulative toxics, and semi-volatile organic compounds.  PAR 1466 proposes to expand the list of applicable toxic air contaminants consistent with the adoption Resolution and expands the applicability to other government designated sites.  Other amendments to PAR 1466 are provided to clarify provisions.  This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Subsequent Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amended Rule 1466 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants; and 2) Amending Rule 1466 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants.  (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, October 20, 2017)
  • Budget/Fiscal Impact

    3. Transfer and Appropriate Funds, Authorize Contracts, RFQs and Purchase Orders, and Execute Contracts for Advanced Monitoring During MATES V

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    In 2018, SCAQMD will conduct the Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study V (MATES V) to evaluate air toxics health risks in the South Coast Air District. To complement and augment the MATES V study, staff proposes a suite of advanced air monitoring techniques, including aerial and mobile measurements of air toxics. These efforts will generate detailed air toxics maps, near real-time data on emissions and better assessment of community air toxic exposure, especially in environmental justice communities. These actions are to: 1) transfer up to $3,671,010 from the Rule 1118 Mitigation Fund (54) to the General Fund (01) for the MATES V enhanced monitoring program; 2) appropriate funding to the Science & Technology Advancement and the Planning, Rule Development, and Area Sources budgets over FYs 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 on an as-needed basis; 3) authorize contracts for advanced air toxics measurements; 4) authorize purchase orders for remote sensing measurement equipment and low-cost sensors; and 5) authorize RFQs and purchase orders for a mobile platform for the remote sensing equipment and for automated gas chromatography equipment and services.  Additional expenditures include adding temporary staff services to support additional workload, contract costs for community organizations, mileage and supplies for community meetings, and administrative expenses to support this enhanced monitoring component of MATES V. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 13, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 4. Recognize Revenue, Issue Program Announcement for Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Replacement Projects, Execute Agreement and Reimburse General Fund for Administrative Costs

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    In August 2017, U.S. EPA notified SCAQMD that an award had been approved under a Fiscal Year 2017 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) solicitation in the amount of $1,050,000 for the replacement of heavy-duty diesel trucks with CNG trucks as well as the transfer of the replaced diesel trucks to Washington State to replace older dirtier diesel trucks, which would then be scrapped.  These actions are to recognize revenue up to $1,050,000 from the U.S. EPA DERA award into the Advanced Technology, Outreach and Education Fund (17), issue a Program Announcement to solicit proposals for on-road heavy-duty diesel drayage truck replacement projects at a cost not to exceed $1,000,000, and execute an agreement with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to implement the replacement projects in Washington State at a total cost not to exceed $25,000 from the Advanced Technology, Outreach and Education Fund (17).  This action is to also reimburse the General Fund for administrative costs up to $25,000 from the Advanced Technology, Outreach and Education Fund (17).  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 20, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 5. Amend Contract to Develop and Demonstrate Catenary Zero Emissions Goods Movement System

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    In April 2013, the Board awarded a contract to Siemens Industry Inc. to develop and demonstrate a zero emission goods movement system using overhead catenary technology.  Unexpected subsurface obstructions on Alameda Street in Carson caused delays and added cost for Siemens to redesign the system, including adding previously unbudgeted safety barriers required by the City of Carson around above-ground foundations.  This action is to amend the contract with Siemens to cofund safety barriers, adding additional funds not to exceed $430,000 from the Clean Fuels Fund (31).  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 20, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
     
  • 6. Amend Contract for Replacement of Diesel School Buses with Electric Buses

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    The Board previously awarded contracts to replace three diesel school buses with electric buses in the amount of $825,000, consisting of $156,000 using U.S. EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funds recognized in the Lower-Emission School Bus Replacement & Retrofit Program Fund (33) and $669,000 from the Lower-Emission School Bus Program.  The Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) has successfully completed replacement of two buses and expressed interest in cofunding one additional bus replacement.  In June 2017, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) informed staff they would be unable to cost-share their replacement bus using FY 2017-18 budget funds, but they are still committed to electric school bus replacements.  To meet the U.S. EPA deadline, staff is proposing to reallocate the funds originally awarded to LAUSD to CJUSD.  This action is to amend a contract with CJUSD to replace a total of three diesel school buses with electric buses, adding $275,000 to the previous $550,000 award for a total of $825,000 from the Lower-Emission School Bus Replacement & Retrofit Program Fund (33).  (Reviewed:  Technology Committee, October 20, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
     
  • 7. Execute Contracts for FY 2016-17 “Year 19” Carl Moyer Program, SOON Provision and AB 134 Carl Moyer Funding, and Transfer Funds for Carl Moyer Program and Voucher Incentive Program

    Fred Minassian 909-396-2641
    In July 2017, Program Announcements for the “Year 19” Carl Moyer Program and SOON Provision closed.  These actions are to execute contracts for the “Year 19” Carl Moyer Program and SOON Provision in an amount not to exceed $27,354,682, comprised of $23,961,202 from SB 1107 Fund (32), $3,251,080 from AB 923 Fund (80) and $142,400 in accrued interest from Carl Moyer Program Fund (32).  These actions are to also conditionally approve contracts for the Carl Moyer Program and SOON Provision in an amount not to exceed $51,701,413 with funds to be allocated as approved under Assembly Bill 134 and transfer up to $51,701,413 as a temporary loan, as needed, from AB 923 Fund (80) into Carl Moyer Program Fund (32).  The Carl Moyer and SOON Provision funds will be used for on- and off-road and marine projects.  Finally, this action is to transfer $2 million from Carl Moyer Program AB 923 Fund (80) to Voucher Incentive Program Fund (59) to continue funding truck replacement projects on a first-come, first-served basis.  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 20, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 8. Amend Contract for Tier 4 Passenger Locomotives

    Fred Minassian 909-396-2641
    Under the “Year 16” Carl Moyer Program Announcement released on March 7, 2014, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) submitted a proposal requesting $58.85 million to cofund the replacement of 17 and the purchase of 3 new Tier 4 locomotives.  On September 4, 2015, the Board awarded $22.85 million to SCRRA from the Carl Moyer Program AB 923 Fund (80), with a commitment to consider the remaining $36 million over four phases.  The first addition of $9 million was approved by the Board on December 2, 2016.  The SCAQMD’s cost-share of this $129 million project is only for the replacement component of the project.  This action is to amend SCRRA’s contract, adding an additional $9 million for a revised total of $40.85 million from the Carl Moyer Program AB 923 Fund (80).  The remaining $18 million requested by SCRRA will be considered over two phases in future Board requests. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 20, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
     
  • 9. Amend Contract for Targeted Outreach for “The Right to Breathe” Video Utilizing YouTube Videos and Banner Ads

    Sam Atwood 909-396-3687
    This action is to amend an existing contract with Google for an amount up to $276,275 to continue the outreach effort for “The Right to Breathe” video. Funding for this effort will come from a credit from Google to SCAQMD in the amount of $276,275.  (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 13, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 10. Transfer Funds for Enhanced Particulate Monitoring Program

    Jason Low 909-396-2269
    This action is to transfer up to $180,000 into Science and Technology Advancement’s FY 2017-18 Budget between Major Objects to realign expenditures for the FY 2017-18 Enhanced Particulate Monitoring Program. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 13, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 11. Revise Procurement Policy and Procedure

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    This action is to revise SCAQMD’s Procurement Policy and Procedure to clarify awarding Local Business preference points. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 13, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • Action Item/No Fiscal Impact

     

    12. Annual Report on 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    SCAQMD sponsors an IRS-approved 457 deferred compensation program for its employees.  The Annual Report addresses the Board’s responsibility for monitoring the activities of the Deferred Compensation Plan Committee and ensuring the Committee carries out its fiduciary duties and responsibilities under the Committee Charter. This action is to file the annual report. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 13, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 13. Establish Board Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2018

    Wayne Nastri (909) 396-3131
    The proposed Board Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2018 is submitted for Board consideration.  The Administrative Committee meeting schedule (second Friday of the month), as well as the other standing committee meetings, is included for information only. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 13, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
     
  • Items 14 through 21 - Information Only/Receive and File

    14. Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Report

    Derrick Alatorre 909-396-3122
    This report highlights the September 2017 outreach activities of the Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Office, which include: Environmental Justice Update, Community Events/Public Meetings, Business Assistance, Media Relations, and Outreach to Business, Federal, State, and Local Government. (No Committee Review)
  • 15. Hearing Board Report

    Julie Prussack 909-396-2822
    This reports the actions taken by the Hearing Board during the period of September 1 through September 30, 2017. (No Committee Review)
  • 16. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report

    Kurt Wiese 909-396-3460
    This reports the monthly penalties from September 1 through September 30, 2017, and legal actions filed by the General Counsel’s Office from September 1 through September 30, 2017.  An Index of District Rules is attached with the penalty report. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, October 20, 2017)
     
  • 17. Lead Agency Projects and Environmental Documents Received by SCAQMD

    Susan Nakamura 909-396-3105
    This report provides, for the Board's consideration, a listing of CEQA documents received by the SCAQMD between September 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017, and those projects for which the SCAQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA.  (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, 
    October 20, 2017)
     
  • 18. Rule and Control Measure Forecast

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    This report highlights SCAQMD rulemaking activities and public workshops potentially scheduled for the year 2017 and portions of 2018.  (No Committee Review)
  • 19. Report of RFPs/RFQQs Scheduled for Release in November

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    This report summarizes the RFPs/RFQQs for budgeted services over $75,000 scheduled to be released for advertisement for the month of November. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 13, 2017)
  • 20. Status Report on Major Ongoing and Upcoming Projects for Information Management

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    Information Management is responsible for data systems management services in support of all SCAQMD operations.  This action is to provide the monthly status report on major automation contracts and planned projects.  (Reviewed:  Administrative Committee, October 13, 2017)
  • 21. Audit Reports of AB 2766 Fee Revenue Recipients for Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2014 and 2015

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    Health and Safety Code 44244.1 requires any agency that receives fee revenues subvened from the Department of Motor Vehicles to be audited once every two years.  This audit of SCAQMD’s share, MSRC’s share, and local governments’ share of such subvened funds, performed by independent Certified Public Accountants, has been completed.  (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 13, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • BOARD CALENDAR

    23. Administrative Committee

    Wayne Nastri (909) 396-3131
    Chair: Burke
    (Receive & File)
  • 24. Legislative Committee

    Derrick Alatorre 909-396-3122
    Chair: Mitchell

    Receive and file; and take the following action as recommended:


    Agenda Item                                                 Recommendation

    H.R. 3682 (Lowenthal) Blue Whales             Not Support
    and Blue Skies Act

     

  • 25. Mobile Source Committee

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    Chair: Parker
    (Receive & File)
  • 26. Stationary Source Committee

    Laki Tisopulos 909-396-3123
    Chair: Benoit
    (
    Receive & File)
  • 27. Technology Committee

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    Chair: Buscaino
    (Receive & File)
  • 28. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report

    Denise Garzaro 909-396-2500
    Board Rep: Mitchell
    (Receive & File)                          
  • Staff Presentation/Board Discussion

    29. Status Report on Permit Backlog Reduction Effort (Presentation in lieu of Board Letter)

    Laki Tisopulos 909-396-3123
    Staff will provide an update on the permit application backlog reduction and automation efforts to date. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, 
    October 20, 2017)
     
  • PUBLIC HEARING

    30. Certify Final Environmental Assessment and Adopt Proposed Rule 415 - Odors from Rendering Facilities

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    PR 415 is designed to reduce odors from facilities conducting inedible rendering operations.  PR 415 is the result of a long-standing issue that was identified by the Working Group for the Clean Communities Plan in the pilot study area of Boyle Heights, a community near the city of Vernon rendering facilities.  PR 415 includes implementation of Best Management Practices, use of either permanent total enclosures or a closed system for process areas that have high potential for odors, as well as other measures to control odors from rendering operations.  This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Rule 415 - Odors from Rendering Facilities; and 2) Adopting Rule 415 – Odors from Rendering Facilities  (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, February 20, 2015 and September 15, 2017)
     

    CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES

    (No Written Material)
    Under the approval authority of the Executive Officer, the District will enter into sponsorship agreements with California Electric Transportation Coalition (Contract No. C18092) and with Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc. (Contract No. C18099), as well as a contract modification with the Port of Long Beach (Contract No. 143581). California Electric Transportation Coalition and the Port of Long Beach are potential sources of income for Governing Board Member Joseph Lyou, which qualify for the remote interest exception of Section 1090 of the California Government Code. Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc. has entered into a contractual relationship with Dr. Lyou’s non-profit employer, which also qualifies for the remote interest exception of Section 1090 of the Code. Dr. Lyou abstained from any participation in the making of these agreements and contract modification.

Public Comment Period

(Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items, Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.3)


Board Member Travel

(No Written Material) Board member travel reports have been filed with the Clerk of the Boards, and copies are available upon request.


Closed Session

Kurt Wiese (909) 396-3460
(No Written Material)

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

It is necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code sections 54956.9(a) and 54956.9(d)(1) to confer with its counsel regarding pending litigation which has been initiated formally and to which the SCAQMD is a party. The actions are:

  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Aerocraft Heat Treating Co., Inc. and Anaplex Corp., SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 6066-1 (Order for Abatement);
  • SCAQMD v. Anaplex, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC608322 (Paramount Hexavalent Chromium);
  • Arizona v. Bahr, United States Supreme Court Case No. 16-1369 (Contingency Measures);
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. dba Sunshine Canyon Landfill, Hearing Board Case No. 3448-14;
  • Communities for a Better Environment v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case  No. BS161399 (RECLAIM);
  • Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District,  Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS169841; Safe Fuel and Energy Resources California, et al. v. South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles Superior Court Case  No. BS169923 (Tesoro);
  • People of the State of California, ex rel. SCAQMD v. Exide Technologies, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC533528;
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Exide Technologies, Inc., SCAQMD Hearing Board Case  No. 3151-29 (Order for Abatement);
  • In re: Exide Technologies, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Case  No. 13-11482 (KJC) (Bankruptcy Case);
  • Fast Lane Transportation, Inc. et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Contra Costa County Superior Court Case No. MSN14-0300 (formerly South Coast Air Quality Management District v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS 143381) (SCIG);
  • Ferguson v. Coachella Valley Association of Governments, Riverside County Transportation Commission and South Coast Air Quality Management District, Riverside Superior Court Case No. PSC 1705629 (CV Link);
  • SCAQMD v. EPA, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 15-1115 (consolidated with 15-1123, Sierra Club, et al. v. EPA) (Out-of-Area RFP);
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District v. Top Shelf Consulting LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC676606; and
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Torrance Refining Company, LLC, SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 6060-5 (Order for Abatement).

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – INITIATING LITIGATION

It is also necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a) and 54956.9(d)(4) to consider initiation of litigation (two cases).

CONFERENCE WITH NEGOTIATORS

It is also necessary to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 to confer regarding upcoming labor negotiations with:

  • designated representatives regarding represented employee salaries and benefits or other mandatory subjects within the scope of representation [Negotiator: A. John Olvera; Represented Employees: Teamsters Local 911 and SCAQMD Professional Employees Association]; and to confer with:
  • labor negotiators regarding unrepresented employees [Agency Designated Representative: A. John Olvera; Unrepresented Employees: Designated Deputies and Management and Confidential employees].


ADJOURNMENT

***PUBLIC COMMENTS***

Members of the public are afforded an opportunity to speak on any listed item before or during consideration of that item. Please notify the Clerk of the Board, (909) 396-2500, if you wish to do so. All agendas are posted at SCAQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. At the end of the agenda, an opportunity is also provided for the public to speak on any subject within the SCAQMD's authority. Speakers may be limited to three (3) minutes each.

Note that on items listed on the Consent Calendar and the balance of the agenda any motion, including action, can be taken (consideration is not limited to listed recommended actions). Additional matters can be added and action taken by two-thirds vote, or in the case of an emergency, by a majority vote. Matters raised under Public Comments may not be acted upon at that meeting other than as provided above.

Written comments will be accepted by the Board and made part of the record, provided 25 copies are presented to the Clerk of the Board. Electronic submittals to Clerk of the Boards of 10 pages or less including attachment, in MS WORD, plain or HTML format will also be accepted by the Board and made part of the record if received no later than 5:00 p.m., on the Tuesday prior to the Board meeting.

ACRONYMS

 AQ-SPEC = Air Quality Sensor Performance Evaluation Center
 AQIP = Air Quality Investment Program
 AQMP= Air Quality Management Plan
 AVR = Average Vehicle Ridership
 BACT = Best Available Control Technology
 Cal/EPA = California Environmental Protection Agency
 CARB = California Air Resources Board
 CEMS = Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems
 CEC= California Energy Commission
 CEQA = California Environmental Quality Act
 CE-CERT = College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and  Technology
 CNG = Compressed Natural Gas
 CO = Carbon Monoxide
 CTG = Control Techniques Guideline
 DOE = Department of Energy
 EV = Electric Vehicle
 FY = Fiscal Year
 GHG = Greenhouse Gas
 HRA = Health Risk Assessment
 LEV = Low Emission Vehicle
 LNG = Liquefied Natural Gas
 MATES = Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study
 MOU = Memorandum of Understanding
 MSERCs = Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits
 MSRC = Mobile Source (Air Pollution Reduction) Review Committee
 NATTS = National AIr Toxics Trends Station
 NESHAPS = National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
 NGV = Natural Gas Vehicle
 NOX = Oxides of Nitrogen
 NSPS = New Source Performance Standards
 NSR = New Source Review
 OEHHA = Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
 PAMS = Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations
 PAR = Proposed Amended Rule
 PEV = Plug-In Electric Vehicle
 PHEV = Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
 PM10 = Particulate Matter ≤ 10 microns
 PM2.5 = Particulate Matter < 2.5 microns
 PR= Proposed Rule
 RECLAIM=Regional Clean Air Incentives Market
 RFP = Request for Proposals
 RFQ = Request for Quotations
 SCAG = Southern California Association of Governments
 SIP = State Implementation Plan
 SOX = Oxides of Sulfur
 SOON = Surplus Off-Road Opt-in for NOX
 SULEV = Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
 TCM = Transportation Control Measure
 ULEV = Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
 U.S. EPA = United States Environmental Protection Agency
 VOC = Volatile Organic Compound
 ZEV = Zero Emission Vehicle