Clean Air -- California's Successes and Future Challenges
This page last reviewed September 19, 2008.
In 1996, the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board, in partnership with the California Air Pollution Officers Association (CAPCOA), reached out to our stake holders to learn their views of the present condition of the air pollution control programs in California. One of the top five key themes heard from stake holders throughout these forums was: "You have a good story to tell -- but you need to do a better job of telling it." We developed this presentation for air quality management personnel to reach out to their stake holders and tell our story.
"Clean Air -- California's Successes and Future Challenges" provides
a basic presentation about air quality in California with a range of background and reference information.
This presentation is easily modified, enabling users to meet a variety of speaking opportunities, within their
own communities. The subjects covered include the history of air pollution and California's air pollution control programs;
the current framework for California's air pollution control programs; improvements made over the past 30
years in California's air quality; new standards and challenges including programs needed to meet California's
air quality goals; and actions each of us can take as individuals to help meet our continuing clean
Since each audience is different, some initial planning is required to determine
the audience and your time delivery needs. The material best suits audiences with some familiarity with air
pollution programs. But, with some simplification of terminology, it can be used with general audiences
such as parent-teacher associations, new board members and employees, church groups and service clubs, and
other community organizations. This presentation can be directed to individuals, managers and employees of
large and small businesses, those familiar with air pollution programs or regulations, and to those who just
want to know more. Please feel free to modify this presentation based on your audiences' needs and/or level
of understanding of air pollution terminology.
The delivery time, if all materials included are used, is approximately
45 minutes, including time for questions. The presentation is organized in subject areas which can be expanded
upon or deleted, depending on the time available.
Two sample 20 minute talks are provided, showing slide choices for a general audience and a technical audience. Click Here to view the sample talks. Each slide topic and approximate speaking time is listed with general or technical/regulated audience designations, "G" and "T," respectively.
This site contains speaking notes, slides, references and a downloadable presentation available in Power Point. The information contained in this presentation is also summarized in a 12 minute video, "Clearing California Skies," developed by the Air Resources Board. This video can be used to supplement your presentation. Videos can be obtained by contacting the ARB Public Information Office at (916) 322-2990 or by viewing on-line at http://www.arb.ca.gov/videos/clskies.htm.
The presentation text is not designed to be read word for word, but focuses on key concepts and phrases suggested for use with each slide. For many slides, suggested language is provided, some require additional information on your area's or local air program's accomplishments and challenges. To obtain information on local and state programs call or write the appropriate
Reference materials available include information on air pollution history,
general air quality, Air Resources Board programs, the Smog Check Program at the Bureau of Automotive
Repair, air quality data, and information on personal choices.
Download the Presentation The presentation was produced using the Windows 95 Operating System with Microsoft Power Point 97. Two files are available. The " 50thfinal.ppt" file contains the presentation slides, including all the power point graphic slides and the associated speaking notes. "Presentation_Slides.ppt " contains only slides for projection -- no notes are included.
Two Sample 20-Minute Presentations
|Slide 1:||Opening Remarks||1 min||1 min|
|History of California's Air Pollution and Programs|
|Slide 2:||Air Pollution and Control is not new.||1.5 min||1.5 min|
|Slide 3:||Historical Air Pollution Events||.75 min||.75 min|
|Slide 4:||Los Angeles 1943 Historical Event||.75 min||.5 min|
|Slide 5:||Governor Warren Signs the Air Pollution Control Act||.5 min||.5 min|
|Slide 6:||Arie Haagen-Smit Discovers Ozone||
.5 to 5 min -
for longer talk.
.5 min -
|Slide 7:||Significant Legislative Events||.5 to 3 min||.5 min|
|Slide 8:||Population and Growth Overwhelm Controls||.5 min||.5 min|
|Slide 9:||Federal Clean Air Act, California Clean Air Act||1 min||1 min|
|Current Framework Of California's Air Pollution Control Programs|
|Slide 10:||State Implementation Plan Process and Responsibilities||2 min||2 min|
|Slide 11:||SIP Planning Process||.5 min||.5 min|
|Slide 12:||Programs Developed to Meet SIP Goals||0 min||3 min|
|30 Years Of Success In California's Air Quality Program|
|Slide 13:||Cleanest Air in 30 Years||2 min||2 min|
|Future Challenges and Air Programs Needed to Meet CA's Air Quality Goals|
|Slide 14:||Emission Reductions Needed to Meet 1994 SIP||1 min||2 min|
|Slide 15:||1994 Ozone SIP Commitments||0 min||2 min|
|Slide 16:||ARB Mobile Source Reductions||0 min||2 min|
|What Each Individual Can Do To Meet Our Future Air Pollution Challenge|
|Slide 17:||Our Personnal Contribution - What Can I Do?||1-5 min||1-5 min|
|Slide 18:||Comparison Between Average Vehicles and Gross Polluters||1 min||1 min|
|Slide 19:||Stay the Course! Personal Choices are a Part of the Challenge and the Solution for Clean Air!||1 min||1 min|