Air Quality Management Plan Advisory Group - 2016 AQMP

Advisory Group information including history and mission

Synopsis Of History

There have been advisory groups associated with the development of past air quality management plans. The Advisory Group for the 2012 AQMP was formed to assist in the development of the 2012 AQMP.  At the end of the 2012 AQMP process the stakeholders requested to initiate the 2016 AQMP shortly after the adoption of the 2012 AQMP.  Furthermore, to implement the staff commitment to further improve the AQMP process, staff initiated the AQMP Advisory Group meetings for the 2016 AQMP beginning January 2013.

The Draft 2016 AQMP was released to the public for review and comments on June 30, 2016.  Please visit the 2016 AQMP webpage to view and download the draft chapters.

Advisory Group Mission:

To review the overall aspects of a draft air quality management plan and to make recommendations concerning emission inventories, modeling, control measures, and socioeconomic impacts, including: 

  • Review and provide comments on (a) studies relevant to advancing scientific and technical knowledge in support of AQMP preparation; (b) emissions inventory development and modeling approaches; (c) the development of new and revised control measures, including on-and off-road mobile sources; (d) socioeconomic data and evaluations.  

  • Foster coordinated approaches toward overall attainment strategies.  

  • Assist in resolving key technical issues. 


The number of members may vary but will be approximately forty, drawn from a cross-section of the community representing major businesses, small businesses, local government agencies.  In addition, three persons from the Scientific, Technical, and Modeling Peer Review Advisory Group shall serve on this group.  The Governing Board shall receive recommendations for appointments to serve.  The current approved AQMP Advisory Group Members (PDF, 104k) will advise during the development of the 2016 AQMP.  The membership was originally approved (PDF, 130k) by the South Coast AQMD Governing Board at it's February 7, 2014 meeting.  


The Governing Board’s Stationary Source Committee shall be the Board’s liaison for this Advisory Group.  The Advisory Group shall provide its recommendations regarding the AQMP as they are developed and final comments will be provided to the Executive Officer at least sixty days in advance of the proposed date of release to the public of a draft air quality management plan.


2016 AQMP White Papers:

The 2016 AQMP will require some challenging policy decisions regarding the control options that will bring our Basin into attainment of federal air quality standards. To help facilitate policy discussions of control strategy options, a series of White Papers on key topics have been developed. For draft versions of the 2016 AQMP White Papers, meetings, agendas, and presentations please click here.


 2016 AQMP Advisory Group Calendar and Agendas*

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Control Strategy Symposium:

On June 10 and 11, 2015, the South Coast AQMD hosted a Control Strategy Symposium at its Diamond Bar headquarters in order to provide an open forum on emission reduction strategies, in areas such as light- and medium-duty vehicles, off-road equipment, goods movement, area sources, point sources, and indirect source review.  For an overview, agendas, presentations, and biographies of the speakers please click here.

South Coast AQMD Socioeconomic Assessments:

On October 4, 2013, the Governing Board approved a contract with Abt Associates Inc. to review the South Coast AQMD socioeconomic assessment for Air Quality Management Plans and individual rules with the goal of providing recommendations that could enhance South Coast AQMD's  analysis and be implemented to support the 2016 AQMP.

ARCHIVE EVENT:  AB32 Scoping Plan Update Workshop Link to external website. - June 26, 2013, 9:30 am   

Advisory Group Contact Person: 
Dr. Philip Fine (909) 396-2239. 


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Philip Fine
(909) 396-2239
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