Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP)

The Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP or Plan) is a regional blueprint for achieving air quality standards and healthful air.  The most recent 2016 AQMP represents a comprehensive analysis of emissions, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, regional growth projections, and the impact of existing control measures.  The plan seeks to achieve multiple goals in partnership with other entities promoting reductions in criteria pollutant, greenhouse gases, and toxic risk, as well as efficiencies in energy use, transportation, and goods movement.  The most effective way to reduce air pollution impacts on the health of our nearly 17 million residents, including those in disproportionally impacted and environmental justice communities that are concentrated along our transportation corridors and goods movement facilities, is to reduce emissions from mobile sources, the principal contributor to our air quality challenges.  For that reason, the SCAQMD worked closely engaged with the California Air Resources (CARB) and the U.S. EPA who have primary responsibility for these sources.  The Plan recognized the critical importance of working with other agencies to develop new regulations, as well as secure funding and other incentives that encourage the accelerated transition of vehicles, buildings, and industrial facilities to cleaner technologies in a manner that benefits not only air quality, but also local businesses and the regional economy.  These “win-win” scenarios will be key to implementation of this Plan with broad support from a wide range of stakeholders.  The 2016 AQMP also includes transportation control measures developed by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) from the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy.

The 2016 AQMP includes the integrated strategies and measures needed to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  SCAQMD recently approved on March 3, 2017 the 2016 AQMP that demonstrates attainment of the 1-hr and 8-hr ozone NAAQS as well as the latest 24-hr and annual PM2.5 standards. 

Previous AQMPs included the 2012 AQMP for the 24-hr PM2.5 standard along with early action measures to meet the 8-hr ozone standard.  The 2012 AQMP and other previous Plans can be found under Plan Archive

  • 2016 AQMP White Papers
  • 2016 AQMP Advisory Group