SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 1504 - CASH-OUT PROGRAM FOR NON-OWNED EMPLOYER PARKING
(Adopted May 13, 1994)

(a) Purpose

The purpose of this rule is to reduce work trips through implementation of a parking cash-out program as established in the California Health and Safety Code Section 43845 (pursuant to Chapter 554 of the Statutes of 1992).

(b) Applicability

This rule applies to all employers, except as provided for in subdivision (i). This rule will only become effective upon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) making a finding that the South Coast Air Basin has failed to attain the National Primary Ambient Air Quality Standard for Carbon Monoxide by December 31, 2000, or failed to meet an applicable progress milestone specified in the State Implementation Plan titled "Federal Attainment Plan for Carbon Monoxide." The provisions of this rule will become effective after the District receives written notification of such a finding. This rule does not relieve or restrict the current or future responsibility of employers to offer a parking cash-out program as specified in section 43845 of the Health and Safety Code.

(c) Definitions

For the purpose of this rule, the following definitions shall apply:

(d) Employer Notification

Within 30 days after receipt of a written finding by EPA of failure to attain the National Primary Ambient Air Quality Standard for Carbon Monoxide by December 31, 2000, or failure to meet an applicable progress milestone specified in the State Implementation Plan titled "Federal Attainment Plan for Carbon Monoxide," the Executive Officer will:

(e) Employer Requirements

Employers of 50 or more employees who provide a parking subsidy for employees shall offer a parking cash-out program to all employees, and shall comply with the following requirements, within 90 calendar days after receiving written notification pursuant to subdivision (d):

(f) Optional Condition of Employee Participation

Employers may include, as part of a parking cash-out program, a requirement that employee participants certify that they will comply with guidelines established by the employer designed to avoid neighborhood parking problems or to promote alternative modes of transportation, with a provision that employees not complying with the guidelines will no longer be eligible for the parking cash-out program.

(g) Out-of-Pocket Amount Determination

Employers shall determine the out-of-pocket amount based on the SCAQMD Rule 1504 Implementation Guidelines as approved on May 13, 1994.

(h) Recordkeeping

Records shall be maintained on-site, for not less than three (3) years, and made available to the District upon request, according to the following:

(i) Exemptions

The provisions of subdivision (e) and (g) of this rule shall not apply to any of the following: