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GOVERNING BOARD AGENDA
MEETING, November 4, 2011


A meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will be held at 9:00 a.m., in the Auditorium at AQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California. Most agenda items and attachments are described in a “Board Letter” which may be accessed by clicking the appropriate link below. Unless otherwise noted, all agenda items are in .pdf format.

The agenda and documents in the agenda packet will be made available upon request in appropriate alternative formats to assist persons with a disability. Disability-related accommodations will also be made available to allow participation in the Board meeting. Any accommodations must be requested as soon as practicable. Requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible. Please telephone the Clerk of the Boards Office at (909) 396-2500 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

All documents (i) constituting non-exempt public records, (ii) relating to an item on the agenda, and (iii) having been distributed to at least a majority of the Governing Board after the agenda is posted, are available prior to the meeting for public review at the South Coast Air Quality Management District Clerk of the Board’s Office, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

CALL TO ORDER

Pledge of Allegiance

Opening Comments:

  • William A. Burke, Ed.D., Chair
  • Other Board Members
  • Barry R. Wallerstein, D. Env., Executive Officer

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CONSENT CALENDAR (Items 1 through 23)

Note: Consent Calendar items held for discussion will be moved to Item No. 24.

  1. Approve Minutes of October 7, 2011 Board Meeting (PDF, 185kb)
    McDaniel (909)396-2500
    Mail graphic (smcdaniel@aqmd.gov)

    Budget/Fiscal Impact

  2. Amend Existing Contracts for Legislative Representation in Washington, D.C. (PDF, 20kb)
    Abarca (909) 396-3242
    Mail graphic (oabarca@aqmd.gov)
    The current contracts for legislative and regulatory representation in Washington D.C. will expire on January 14, 2012 for Kadesh & Associates, LLC and on December 31, 2011 for B&D Consulting. Staff recommends that they continue to represent AQMD in Washington, D.C. to further AQMD policy positions at the federal level. The current contracts have an option for two one-year extensions. This action is to approve the second one-year extension of the existing contracts for legislative and regulatory consulting services in Washington, D.C. for Calendar Year 2012. Total contract amounts for Kadesh & Associates and for B&D Consulting is proposed to be the current contract amounts plus a Consumer Price Index increase. (Reviewed: Legislative Committee, October 14, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  3. Appropriate Funds for Distribution of “The Right to Breathe” (PDF, 81kb)
    Atwood (909) 396-3687
    Mail graphic (satwood@aqmd.gov)
    AQMD’s signature film “The Right to Breathe” is complete and a distribution plan has been prepared. This action is to authorize funding in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for distribution of the signature film. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 14, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  4. Execute Contract for Expert Technical Consulting Services in Support of Pending Litigation (PDF, 29kb)
    Feldman (909) 396-3455
    Mail graphic (nfeldman@aqmd.gov)
    This action is to execute a contract with retired AQMD employee Robert Carson, a former Air Quality Inspector III, to provide expert technical consulting services in support of pending enforcement litigation. This action also approves specific findings under Health and Safety Code Section 40426.7, which the Board is required to make before contracting with former AQMD employees within 12 months of their retirement. The total cost of the contract will not exceed $7,000.00. Sufficient funds are available in Legal's FY 2011-12 Budget to cover the cost of these actions. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 14, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  5. Approve Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Projects under “Year 2” Proposition 1B-Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (PDF, 292kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    On March 4, 2011, the Board approved the release of a Program Announcement to solicit projects in the category of “heavy-duty diesel trucks” for the FY 2008-09 “Year 2” Proposition 1B–Goods Movement Program. AQMD received an overwhelming response to this solicitation resulting in a long list of eligible projects and high demand for the grant funds. This action is to approve heavy-duty diesel truck projects from Table 1, contingent upon CARB’s final-ranking approval in an amount not to exceed $37,989,115, from the “Year 2” program funds, in addition to any “Year 1” returned funds from truck projects that will be finalized by the end of this year, and any accrued interest until all the funds for heavy-duty diesel trucks from the Proposition 1B-Goods Movement Program Fund (81) are exhausted. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 21, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  6. Amend Existing Contracts for Optimization and Demonstration of Exhaust Emission Control Technologies for Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks (PDF, 17kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    The Board previously awarded two contracts to Johnson Matthey, Inc., to optimize and demonstrate selective catalytic regenerating and selective catalytic continuously regenerating technologies on on-road heavy-duty diesel trucks under the U.S. EPA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding Program. In July 2011, the U.S. EPA conducted a review of the demonstration program, and requested that staff amend the contracts with Johnson Matthey, Inc., to provide at least two years to monitor the performance of the technologies. This action is to amend existing contracts with Johnson Matthey, Inc. to extend contracts periods to December 31, 2014 at no cost. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 21, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  7. Execute Contract to Demonstrate Natural Gas-Powered Police Vehicle (PDF, 22kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    In response to interest in dedicated natural gas-powered police vehicles, the Board approved a program to demonstrate two dedicated CNG Ford Crown Victorias, one with the City of Redlands, and one with the City of South Pasadena. Additional interest has been expressed to demonstrate a dedicated natural gas-powered police vehicle in police and sheriff departments throughout the South Coast Region. This action is to execute a contract with A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems to lease and convert a 2011 model year Ford Crown Victoria to operate on CNG, and implement the demonstration program, at a cost not to exceed $65,000 from the Clean Fuels Fund (31). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 21, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  8. Execute Contracts for Technical Assistance for Advanced, Low- and Zero-Emission Mobile and Stationary Source Pollution Control Technologies under Clean Fuels, Carl Moyer and Proposition 1B Programs (PDF, 70kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    On July 8, 2011, the Board approved the release of an RFP to solicit proposals to provide technical assistance and public outreach support for advanced, low- and zero-emission mobile and stationary source pollution control technologies for the Clean Fuels Program and incentive programs. Fifteen proposals were received in response to the solicitation. This action is to execute eleven contracts with technical experts to provide consultation services at a total cost not to exceed $540,000 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31). This action is also to execute one contract at a cost not to exceed $150,000 from the Carl Moyer Program Fund (32), one contract at a cost not to exceed $100,000 from the Voucher Incentive Program Fund (59), and five contracts at a cost not to exceed $650,000 from the Proposition 1B Goods Movement Program Fund (81). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 21, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  9. Establish Fund, Recognize Revenue, Execute Contracts for Zero Emissions Goods Movement Demonstration Projects and Release Request for Information (PDF, 43kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    Staff is recommending three projects consistent with the development and demonstration of zero emissions goods movement technologies. These projects include the demonstration of Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM) technology to move cargo containers and the development of two discrete hybrid electric drive systems for heavy-duty vehicles. This action is to recognize up to $4,000,000 from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach into a special fund for the development of goods movement technologies and execute contracts with General Atomics for the demonstration of an LSM container movement system at a total cost not to exceed $7,140,000 and Volvo for the development of a plug-in hybrid electric Class 8 vehicle at a cost not to exceed $1,200,000. The remaining truck project is with Capstone Turbine Corporation for the development of a microturbine series hybrid Class 7 vehicle at a cost not to exceed $360,000 from the Clean Fuels Fund (31). Finally, this action is to release a Request for Information for zero and near-zero emission locomotives technologies. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 21, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  10. Appropriate Funds for PAMS Program from U.S. EPA Section 105 and Authorize Purchases and Release of RFQ (PDF, 962kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    U.S. EPA has allocated Section 105 funding for the 20th Year PAMS Program. Section 105 revenue for this program has been included in the FY 2011-12 Budget. This action is to: (1) appropriate funds to the FY 2011-12 Budget for the 20th year PAMS Program; and (2) authorize purchases and the release of an RFQ. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 14, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  11. Issue Program Announcement for SOON Provision and Execute Contracts for Truck Retrofit Projects (PDF, 657kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    This action is to approve the release of a Program Announcement to provide funding assistance for additional NOx emission reductions from off-road vehicles and equipment subject to the SOON provision of the CARB In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle regulation, and to provide the authority to reissue the Program Announcement if the Program Announcement is undersubscribed. On September 9, 2011, the Board awarded contracts to 13 fleets totaling $1,000,000 to retrofit 200 heavy-duty diesel trucks with diesel particulate filters. Two of the fleets cannot proceed with the retrofit project due to lack of financial resources. To meet the U.S. EPA deadline, staff proposes utilizing the funds for other diesel truck retrofit projects. This action is to execute contracts to retrofit heavy-duty diesel trucks with DPFs at a total cost not to exceed $60,000. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 21, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  12. Authorize Purchase of Ingres Relational Database Management System Software Support (PDF, 19kb)
    Marlia (909) 396-3148
    Mail graphic (cmarlia@aqmd.gov)
    The Ingres Relational Database Management System is used for the implementation of the Central Information Repository database. This database is used by most enterprise-level software applications at the AQMD and currently supports a suite of client/server and web-based applications known collectively as the Clean Air Support System (CLASS). The CLASS applications are used to support all of the AQMD core activities. Maintenance support for this software expires November 29, 2011. This action is to obtain approval for the purchase of Ingres Database software maintenance support for an additional year. Funds in the amount of $121,371 for this expense are included in the FY 2011-12 Budget. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 14, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  13. Issue RFP for Redesign of AQMD Website and Implementation of Web Content Management System (PDF, 585kb)
    Marlia (909) 396-3148
    Mail graphic (cmarlia@aqmd.gov)
    AQMD’s website has evolved over time and, while it contains a great deal of meaningful information, specific content can be difficult to find using current site navigation. The site design was last updated in 2008. This action is to issue an RFP to solicit bids from qualified firms to redesign AQMD’s website (www.aqmd.gov) and to implement a Content Management System for subsequent maintenance of the website by AQMD employees. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 14, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  14. Recognize Sponsorship Funds into General Fund from Clean Fuels Conference Fund and from Other Sponsors for Air Quality and Transportation Conferences (PDF, 18kb)
    O’Kelly (909) 396-2828
    Mail graphic (mokelly@aqmd.gov)
    To further our clean air agenda, the Board has previously approved holding air quality and transportation conferences, which are coordinated by consultants and hosted by AQMD. This action is to account for, and recognize, sponsorship funds into the General Fund from the Clean Fuels Conference Fund and from other sponsors to offset costs associated with these conferences. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 14, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  15. Approve Alternative Fuel Infrastructure and Event Center Transportation Program Contract Awards under FY 2010-11 AB 2766 Discretionary Fund Work Program (PDF, 68kb)
    Winterbottom
    As part of their FY 2010-11 AB 2766 Discretionary Fund Work Program, MSRC issued Program Announcements for Alternative Fuel Infrastructure and Event Center Transportation Programs. The MSRC awarded a contract to Bear Valley Unified School District to install a new CNG station, and a contract to Southern California Regional Rail Authority to provide special MetroLink service to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, under these Programs. At this time, MSRC seeks Board approval of the contract awards under the FY 2010-11 AB 2766 Discretionary Fund Work Program. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, October 20, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  16. Establish Board Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2012 (PDF, 21kb)
    Wallerstein (909) 396-3131
    Mail graphic (bwallerstein@aqmd.gov)
    The proposed Board Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2012 (includes January 2013) is submitted for Board consideration. The Administrative Committee meeting schedule (second Friday of the month) is included for information only. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 14, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

    Items 17 through 23 -- Information Only/Receive and File


  17. Legislative & Public Affairs Report (PDF, 48kb)
    Abarca (909) 396-3242
    Mail graphic (oabarca@aqmd.gov)
    This report highlights the September 2011 outreach activities of Legislative & Public Affairs, which include Environmental Justice Update, Community Events/Public Meetings, Business Assistance, and Outreach to Business and Federal, State and Local Government. (No Committee Review)

  18. Hearing Board Report (PDF, 172kb)
    Camarena (909) 396-2500
    Mail graphic (ecamarena@aqmd.gov)
    This reports the action taken by the Hearing Board during the period of September 1 through September 30, 2011. (No Committee Review)

  19. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report (PDF, 17kb)
    Wiese (909) 396-3460
    Mail graphic (kwiese@aqmd.gov)
    This reports the legal actions filed by the District Prosecutor during September 1 through September 30, 2011. (No Committee Review)

  20. Lead Agency Projects and Environmental Documents Received by AQMD (PDF, 875kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    This report provides, for the Board's consideration, a listing of CEQA documents received by the AQMD between September 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011, and those projects for which the AQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, October 21, 2011)

  21. Rule and Control Measure Forecast (PDF, 127kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    This report highlights AQMD rulemaking activity and public workshops potentially scheduled for the year 2011 and portions of 2012. (No Committee Review)

  22. Report of RFPs and RFQs Scheduled for Release in November (PDF, 36kb)
    O’Kelly (909) 396-2828
    Mail graphic (mokelly@aqmd.gov)
    This report summarizes the RFPs and RFQs for budgeted services over $75,000 scheduled to be released for advertisement for the month of November. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 14, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  23. Status Report on Major Projects for Information Management Scheduled to Start During First Six Months of FY 2011-12 (PDF, 45kb)
    Marlia (909) 396-3148
    Mail graphic (cmarlia@aqmd.gov)
    Information Management is responsible for data systems management services in support of all AQMD operations. This action is to provide the monthly status report on major automation contracts and projects to be initiated by Information Management during the first six months of FY 2011-12. (No Committee Review)

  24. Items Deferred from Consent Calendar


    BOARD CALENDAR

    Note: The Stationary Source Committee meeting was cancelled; the next meeting is scheduled for November 18, 2011.  

  25. Administrative Committee (PDF, 115kb)
    Wallerstein (909) 396-3131
    Mail graphic (bwallerstein@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Burke
    (Receive & File)

  26. Legislative Committee (PDF, 870kb)
    Abarca (909) 396-3242
    Mail graphic (oabarca@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Carney 
    Receive and file; and adopt the following action as recommended:
    Agenda Item Recommended Action
    2012 Federal and State Legislative Goals and Objectives Approve
    Amend the contracts with Kadesh & Associates, LLC and B & D Consulting for legislative consulting services in Washington, D.C. for Calendar Year 2012
    Approve


  27. Mobile Source Committee (PDF, 53kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Loveridge 
    (Receive & File)

  28. Technology Committee (PDF, 50kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Gonzales 
    (Receive & File)

  29. Hogo (909) 396-3184
    Mail graphic (hhogo@aqmd.gov)
    Board Liaison: Antonovich
    (Receive & File)

  30. McDaniel (909) 396-2500
    Mail graphic (smcdaniel@aqmd.gov)
    Board Rep: Loveridge
    (Receive & File)

    Staff Presentation/Board Discussion

  31. Approve Revised Memorandum of Understanding with Jiangsu Provincial Environmental Protection Department, People's Republic of China (PDF, 111kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    The AQMD has received from the People’s Republic of China some additional changes to the Memorandum of Understanding which was approved by the Board at its October 7, 2011 meeting. The changes are consistent with the original agreement approved by the Board. This action is to approve the revised Memorandum of Understanding regarding an ongoing cooperative information exchange program between AQMD and the Jiangsu Provincial Environmental Protection Department. (No Committee Review)

  32. Approve Proposal for Sponsorship of Weather Reports to Promote Wintertime “Check Before You Burn” Program (PDF, 92kb)
    Atwood (909) 396-3687
    Mail graphic (satwood@aqmd.gov)
    Last winter, AQMD launched a voluntary residential Check Before You Burn Program and partnered with KTLA Channel 5 to help raise public awareness about the program. Beginning November 2011, the Program becomes mandatory. AQMD’s Media Office again this year solicited proposals from local TV affiliates for partnerships featuring air quality and Check Before You Burn reports during morning weather reports. Four proposals were received. This action is to approve a contract with KTLA Channel 5 to feature air quality and Check Before You Burn reports on its morning weather segments from November 2011 through February 2012 and to appropriate $45,000 from the Undesignated Fund Balance and transfer to the Executive Office’s FY 2011-12 Budget, Services and Supplies Major Object, Professional and Special Services Account to cover costs for this contract. (No Committee Review)


    PUBLIC HEARINGS


  33. Amend Rule 463 – Organic Liquid Storage (PDF, 1.1mb)
    Tisopulos (909) 396-3123
    Mail graphic (ltisopulos@aqmd.gov)
    The proposed amendment will address a request from industry to allow alternative test methods to demonstrate compliance with vapor pressure standards, update the vapor tightness definition to align with Rule 1178 – Further Reductions of VOC Emissions From Storage Tanks at Petroleum Facilities and reflect a detection limit of 500 ppmv rather than 1000 ppmv, and incorporate additional administrative changes to clarify regulatory purpose, remove outdated language, and streamline reporting and notification requirements. This action is to adopt the resolution: 1) Certifying the Notice of Exemption for Proposed Amended Rule 463; and 2) Amending Rule 463. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 23, 2011)

  34. Clean Fuels Program Draft Plan Update (PDF, 491kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    In March 2007, the Board requested that staff bring the Clean Fuels Program Plan Update before the Board as a separate item to solicit more direct input before requesting final approval each year in early spring. This action is to receive and file the calendar year 2012 Clean Fuels Program Draft Plan Update. Staff proposes continued support for a wide portfolio of technologies, but with particular emphasis in this Draft Plan on heavy-duty all electric fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and hybrid technologies with all electric range for zero and near-zero emission goods movement applications, including the infrastructure for such technologies. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 21, 2011)

    PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD – (Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items, Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.3)

    BOARD MEMBER TRAVEL – (No Written Material)
    Board member travel reports have been filed with the Clerk of the Boards, and copies are available upon request.

    CLOSED SESSION – (No Written Material)
    Wiese (909) 396-3460
    Mail graphic (kwiese@aqmd.gov)
    It is necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a) to confer with its counsel regarding pending litigation which has been initiated formally and to which the District is a party. The actions are:


    NRDC, et al. v. SCAQMD, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS110792;

    California Communities Against Toxics, et al. v. U.S. EPA, et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 11-71127;

    Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Case No. 09-01151, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 09-17765;

    Southern California Gas Company v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122004;

    W. M. Barr & Company, Inc. v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS127359;

    Association of Irritated Residents v. EPA, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case Nos. 09-71383 and 09-71404; and

    Flashberg, et al. v. Dublin, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC463159.

    It is also necessary for the Board to recess to closed session under Government Code section 54956.9(c) to consider initiation of litigation (two cases).

    In addition, it is also necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6 to confer regarding upcoming labor negotiations with:

• designated representatives regarding represented employee salaries and benefits or other mandatory subjects within the scope of representation [Negotiator: William Johnson; Represented Employees: Teamsters Local 911 & SCAQMD Professional Employees Association].

ADJOURNMENT

***PUBLIC COMMENTS***

Members of the public are afforded an opportunity to speak on any listed item before or during consideration of that item. Please notify the Clerk of the Board, (909) 396-2500, if you wish to do so. All agendas are posted at AQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. At the end of the agenda, an opportunity is also provided for the public to speak on any subject within the AQMD's authority. Speakers may be limited to three (3) minutes each.

Note that on items listed on the Consent Calendar and the balance of the agenda any motion, including action, can be taken (consideration is not limited to listed recommended actions). Additional matters can be added and action taken by two-thirds vote, or in the case of an emergency, by a majority vote. Matters raised under Public Comments may not be acted upon at that meeting other than as provided above.

Written comments will be accepted by the Board and made part of the record, provided 25 copies are presented to the Clerk of the Board. Electronic submittals to cob@aqmd.gov of 10 pages or less including attachment, in MS WORD, plain or HTML format will also be accepted by the Board and made part of the record if received no later than 5:00 p.m., on the Tuesday prior to the Board meeting.


ACRONYMS

AQIP = Air Quality Investment Program
AVR = Average Vehicle Ridership
BACT = Best Available Control Technology
Cal/EPA = California Environmental Protection Agency
CARB = California Air Resources Board
CEMS = Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems
CEQA = California Environmental Quality Act
CE-CERT = College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology
CNG = Compressed Natural Gas
CO = Carbon Monoxide
CPI = Consumer Price Index
CTG = Control Techniques Guideline
DERA= Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
EV = Electric Vehicle
FY = Fiscal Year
GHG = Greenhouse Gas
HRA = Health Risk Assessment
IAIC = Interagency AQMP Implementation Committee
IGA = Intergovernmental Affairs
LEV = Low Emission Vehicle
LNG = Liquefied Natural Gas
MATES = Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study
MOU = Memorandum of Understanding
MSERCs = Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits
MSRC = Mobile Source (Air Pollution Reduction) Review Committee
NESHAPS = National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NGV = Natural Gas Vehicle
NOx = Oxides of Nitrogen
NSPS = New Source Performance Standards
NSR = New Source Review
PAMS = Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations
PAR = Proposed Amended Rule
PM10 = Particulate Matter 10 microns
PM2.5 = Particulate Matter < 2.5 microns
PR = Proposed Rule
RFP = Request for Proposals
RFQ = Request for Quotations
RTC = RECLAIM Trading Credit
SCAG = Southern California Association of Governments
SIP = State Implementation Plan
SOx = Oxides of Sulfur
SULEV = Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
TCM = Transportation Control Measure
ULEV = Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
U.S. EPA = United States Environmental Protection Agency
VMT = Vehicle Miles Traveled
VOC = Volatile Organic Compound
ZEV = Zero Emission Vehicle