Presentation on theme: "Regulatory Update November 13, 2013 Mohsen Nazemi, P.E. Deputy Executive Officer South Coast Air Quality Management District."— Presentation transcript:
Regulatory Update November 13, 2013 Mohsen Nazemi, P.E. Deputy Executive Officer South Coast Air Quality Management District
2013 Highlights - Rules Fracking & Other Operations Notification and Reporting (R-1148.2), 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- 1304.1), September Amendments to Emission Standards for Lead Battery Recycling (R- 1420.1), for Board consideration in December
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
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.)
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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