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Neighborhood Assessment Program Work Plan

6. Risk Reduction Strategies

Objective: Address, in the near-term, any significant high-exposure or high-risk situations that may be identified in the course of the NAP-related monitoring and modeling activities. Evaluate long-term approaches that ARB, local air districts, and other public agencies can employ to address neighborhood-scale impact issues.
Tasks:

  1. Near-term Risk Reduction: As appropriate for any high-exposure/high-risk situations encountered during the monitoring and modeling efforts, work with the appropriate local, state, and federal agencies and affected stakeholders to identify and prioritize sources (stationary and mobile), evaluate applicable regulations, assess compliance status, and explore exposure/risk reduction options.
  2. Regulatory Framework: In consultation with the stakeholder working group (task 6c), review the existing legal framework under which ARB, local air districts, and other public agencies can address neighborhood-scale impact issues in their regulatory and advisory programs. Consider the need for modifications to the existing framework, as supported by data analyses, regulatory paradigms, and the public participation process.
  3. Long-term Risk Reduction Strategies: Establish a stakeholder working group that will evaluate and recommend strategies to reduce emissions for minimizing the risk posed by multiple air pollution sources at the neighborhood-scale. The strategies would include mitigation approaches and mechanisms to incorporate cumulative assessments into the future decision-making process as well as make recommendations on policy options for future consideration. The group's purview would cover strategies feasible within the existing legal and regulatory framework and changes needed to the existing framework. Membership will include representatives from environmental and community groups, industry, local air districts, and other agencies/institutions having a role at the local level.

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