February 28, 2019
In December 2018, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted the newly established “Regulation for the Reporting of Criteria Air Pollutants and Toxic Air Contaminants” (or CTR Regulation). However, prior to finalizing the regulation, the Board directed CARB staff to consider modifications to the CTR applicability criteria to require reporting from additional facilities which may pose community-level, cumulative, and other air quality and health impacts, and to better meet the public health and air-quality reporting objectives of AB 617 and AB 197.
Beyond satisfying the objectives of AB 617 and AB 197, these enhancements to the CTR applicability criteria will support CARB in progress towards its overall clean air mission.
To discuss the updates to the applicability requirements and other modifications to the CTR regulation, CARB staff is hosting a series of workshops from March 5th through March 14th, to share the draft “15-day” revisions.
Workshop Notices and Schedule
CARB has posted the workshop notice (dates, times, locations) on its Criteria Emissions and Toxic Reporting Web site which also provides additional detail regarding the updates. Prior to the workshops, CARB will also post the staff workshop presentation and the updated CTR Regulation text, showing the proposed 15 day updates.
Workshops will be held as follows:
- March 5th – Sacramento
- March 6th – Oakland
- March 11th – San Diego
- March 12th – Los Angeles
- March 14th – Fresno (with video conference access in Modesto and Bakersfield)
Potential Facilities Subject to Reporting
CARB staff performed an initial assessment of facilities that would potentially be subject to the emissions data reporting requirements under the proposed Criteria and Toxics Reporting (CTR) Regulation. The preliminary draft list includes facilities subject to reporting due to their greenhouse gas, criteria pollutant, or toxic air contaminant emissions. The list does not include facilities that may be subject to additional applicability criteria that are being developed as part of the current rule making process.
What this means to you
In December 2018, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted the newly established “Regulation for the Reporting of Criteria Air Pollutants and Toxic Air Contaminants” and is conducting workshops in March regarding program updates. CARB has also created a file of facilities potentially subject to reporting based on greenhouse gas, criteria pollutant or toxic air contaminant.
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