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 […]

Spare the Air Alert – TODAY – Monday, August 28, 2017

BAAQMD is forecasting TODAY’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 […]

AWMA Air Toxics in California 2016 Update – Save the Date!

Air Toxics in California – 2016 Update Requirements regarding Toxic Air Contaminants (TACs) have recently become substantially more stringent for both existing facilities and new projects due to a combination of factors, including the new OEHHA Risk Assessment Guidelines that were finalized in 2015, OEHHA updates to cancer potency factors/RELs, local thresholds for maximum allowable […]