Bay Area Project

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About This Project
Geographic focus: San Francisco Bay Area

Main activity: Bay Area Air Quality Management District policies and programs
The Bay Area Project encourages the application of sound science, transparency, and consistency in policy making and the deployment of proven, commercially available technologies for equitable and cost effective solutions. Project members are represented at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) proceedings; rulemaking and public workshops, board of directors’ meetings, and committee meetings.
Project Details

Project Manager: Frances Keeler, CCEEB
Meeting Location: San Francisco, CA

Project Issues
  • AB 617 implementation
  • BAAQMD Clean Air Plan and Climate Change Protection Plan
  • Air Toxics and Health Risk Assessments (HRAs)
  • Budget, fees and cost recovery
  • New Source Review (NSR) and permitting
  • District rules and regualtions
  • Mobile and community monitoring, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) measurement and monitoring
PROJECT UPDATES

PM2.5 Symposia

The BAAQMD is seeking to regulate PM2.5 and potentially ultrafines through permitting, but has been vague on details and its strategy. The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) has held a series of symposia on PM2.5 and health impacts. The most recent meeting was November 9, 2020. CCEEB continues to track SAC meetings closely and provide comments on its approach.

Most of the Advisory Council Members’ terms end this year and CCEEB is seeking input on nominations to fill vacant seats. Please let us know if you have recommendations.

Budget and Fees

The BAAQMD is revisiting new and revised fee schedules for FYE 2021. The Budget and Finance Committee adopted a new AB 617 fee for Title V facilities in May 2020. The Committee is now considering economic and District-specific metrics to determine whether to proceed with revised fee schedules.

 

BAP Planning Meeting

The BAP Planning Session will take place on December 14, 2020 via Webex. We will determine project priorities for 2021.

 

2021 Project Meeting Dates

Monday, January 11

Monday, February 8

Monday, March 8

Monday, April 12

Monday, May 10

Monday, June 14

Monday, August 9

Monday, September 13

Monday, October 11

Monday, November 15

Monday, December 13

†Denotes Meetings with Jack Broadbent and Executive Management