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 […]

SB 1387 May Affect Local Representation Throughout California

Sacramento’s Attempted So Cal Overreach Could Extend Beyond Southern California By Jack Bean, Executive Director of the Industrial Association of Contra Costa County Thursday, August 18th, 2016 Things have been going pretty well lately in the East Bay. Since last year the total number of jobs here increased by almost 27,000 and unemployment is below the […]

BPC Opposes Senate Bill 1387 in Letter to Bay Area Delegation

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) sent a formal letter to all Bay Area Assemblymembers voicing our opposition to Senate Bill 1387 (SB 1387). The bill, introduced by Senators De León, Allen, and Lara, compromises local control of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). If it passes, it would pose a threat […]

Spare the Air Alert for Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Spare the Air Alert has been issued for today, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, throughout the Bay Area. 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 […]

June 3, 2016 Spare the Air Day

Friday, June 3, 2016 is a Spare the Air day 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 pollution […]