Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday, September 25, 2018

BAAQMD is forecasting tomorrow’s Air Quality Index to be unhealthy due to increased levels of ground-level ozone. People with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. Ozone can aggravate asthma, cause short term breathing difficulties, and cause lung inflammation. Help reduce the amount of air […]

BPC Comments on Port of Oakland’s Draft Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan

Earlier this summer, the Port of Oakland unveiled their Draft Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan (the Plan) – a continuation of their Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan. BPC has submitted a comment letter in support of the Plan, but called for additional flexibility to allow the Port to more easily navigate unintended economic […]

BPC Sets Course on Air Quality Regulation

On July 11, the Resources & Infrastructure and Legislative & Regulatory Committees met together to discuss and strategize around BPC’s approach to air quality policy. We came out of the productive meeting with several action items: Comment Letters: On July 23, BPC sent a comment letter on to the California Air Resources Board regardings its […]

BPC Expert Briefing: Air Quality

BPC EXPERT BRIEFING Regulatory and Industry Impacts on Air Quality 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Monday, March 26 Port of Oakland Board Room Oakland, CA Please join us for Bay Planning Coalition’s first Expert Briefing on Air Quality – an afternoon of dialogue addressing the changing landscape of air quality regulation; the proposed regulatory goals and the […]

PMSA’S McLaurin says California Ports and Air Quality Agencies Must Help the Maritime Industry Achieve Zero Emission Goals

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BPC to Participate in Port of Oakland’s MAQIP Implementation Task Force

The Port of Oakland is convening a Task Force as part of their effort to update their Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan (MAQIP), a comprehensive plan designed to reduce port emissions and mitigate impacts on local air quality, to include new long-term goals through the year 2030. The Task Force, which consists of regional experts […]

CARB: Presentation posted for public workshop

Presentation posted for public workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the California warranty and maintenance regulations for on-road heavy-duty vehicles. The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) has posted the presentation and additional handouts for the Heavy Duty Vehicle (HDV) emission warranty and maintenance regulations workshop on January 12, 2018. Date:            Friday, January 12, 2018 Time:            […]

BPC Provides Comment on Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan

On December 14, BPC staff attended the Port of Oakland (the Port) Board of Commissioners Meeting and provided comment on the Port’s efforts to update their Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan (MAQIP), a comprehensive plan designed to reduce port emissions and mitigate impacts on local air quality. BPC recognizes that the Port has taken tremendous […]

Winter Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Spare the Air Alert – TODAY and tomorrow, October 27, 2017

BAAQMD is forecasting tomorrow’s Air Quality Index to be unhealthy due to increased levels of ground-level ozone. People with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. Ozone can aggravate asthma, cause short term breathing difficulties, and cause lung inflammation. Help reduce the amount of air […]