Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP)

2016 Air Quality Management Plan Development

The 2016 Air Quality Management Plan (2016 AQMP or Plan) is a regional blueprint for achieving air quality standards and healthful air.  The 2016 AQMP represents a new approach, focusing on available, proven, and cost effective alternatives to traditional strategies, while seeking to achieve multiple goals in partnership with other entities promoting reductions in 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 has been and will continue to be closely engaged with the California Air Resources (CARB) and the U.S. EPA who have primary responsibility for these sources.  The Plan recognizes the critical importance of working with other agencies to develop 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 are key to implementation of this Plan with broad support from a wide range of stakeholders.  The upcoming 2016 AQMP includes integrated strategies and measures to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAQQS).

The following is a comprehensive list of all the NAAQS and the California Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS), attainment designation for the South Coast Air Basin, and attainment date.

Previous Air Quality Management Plan

The 2012 Air Quality Management Plan was adopted by the SCAQMD Governing Board on December 7, 2012.  It incorporates the latest scientific and technological information and planning assumptions, including the 2012 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy and updated emission inventory methodologies for various source categories.  The 2012 AQMP included the new and changing federal requirements, implementation of new technology measures, and the continued development of economically sound, flexible compliance approaches. Control measure IND-01 was approved for adoption and inclusion in the Final 2012 AQMP at the February 1, 2013 Governing Board meeting.  A Supplement to the 2012 AQMP was prepared to demonstrate attainment of the 24-hour PM2.5 standard by 2015.  The Governing Board approved the Supplement on February 5, 2015, and submitted to CARB / U.S.EPA for approval as part of the California SIP.

Final 2015 Supplement to the 2012 AQMP - February 2015 (PDF, 1MB)
      Governing Board Resolution - February 5, 2015 (PDF, 648kb)

Final 2012 Air Quality Management Plan (February 2013)

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