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Regulatory Update November 13, 2013 Mohsen Nazemi, P.E. Deputy Executive Officer South Coast Air Quality Management District.

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1 Regulatory Update November 13, 2013 Mohsen Nazemi, P.E. Deputy Executive Officer South Coast Air Quality Management District

2 2013 Highlights - Rules  Fracking & Other Operations Notification and Reporting (R ), April  Amendments for wood burning / fireplaces and open burning (R- 445 and 444), May  Petroleum Refinery Coking (R- 1114), May  Beach Burning Fire Rings (R- 444), July  Power Plant Fees for use of SCAQMD Offset Exemptions (R ), September  Amendments to Emission Standards for Lead Battery Recycling (R ), for Board consideration in December

3 2013 Highlights - Other  SCAB attained federal PM10 Standards  Town Hall Meetings Exide Lead Acid Battery Recycling Allenco Oil Production  Odor Complaints Sunshine Canyon Landfill Salton Sea RDX / Ridgeline Energy Inc. (Commercial Wastewater) Sriracha Chili plant  Participated as a Member of : Governor’s Task Force on Electric Grid Reliability w/o SONGS Cal/EPA – Cal/OSHA Inter-Agency Refinery Task Force

4 2013 On-going Activities  2015 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) early development work  Clean Communities Plan work San Bernardino and Boyle Heights  Wood Burning Programs “Check Before You Burn” “Healthy Hearth”  Complaint Response (on-line option available)  Inter-Agency Task Forces/Working Groups  Mitigation Projects re Sentinel Power Plant  Funding programs (1B, fireplace, etc.)

5 What to Expect in 2014  2015/2016 AQMP development work  Report on MATES IV Study (Spring)  Proposed Rules: RECLAIM NOx Shave Offsets for Power Plants & Innovative Projects Rendering plants & Metal processing facilities  Rail transport and use of Canadian Tar Sand Oil at refineries  CAPCOA Greenhouse Gas Offset Exchange (Rx) launch (January)  New OEHHA Health Risk Assessment Guidelines


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