2003 State and Federal Strategy for the California SIP

This page updated March 07, 2011.

The South Coast and San Joaquin Valley elements of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) are currently being revised. Additional emission reductions are needed in both areas to meet the existing federal air quality standards by 2010. On October 23, 2003, the Board revised and adopted the 2003 State and Federal Strategy for the California SIP to identify a series of new State commitments to achieve the next increment of progress toward the federal standards.  It also describes feasible approaches to reduce emissions from sources under the jurisdiction of the federal government.  The commitments have been incorporated into the revised SIPs for the South Coast and San Joaquin Valley, and will be included as needed in SIP revisions for other parts of California expected over the next several years.

The Strategy proposes 19 defined measures that ARB staff would develop, plus the BAR's planned improvements to the Smog Check program and the continuation of DPR's existing SIP commitment to reduce volatile emissions from pesticides. The ARB measures cover on-road vehicles, off-road equipment, marine vessels/ports, fuels and refueling, and consumer products. Lower emission standards for new engines and consumer products are complemented by measures to clean up the existing fleet of mobile sources.  Other measures would reduce gasoline vapor emissions from storage tanks, service stations, and fuel tanker trucks.  Tighter limits on fuel properties are also proposed.  The Strategy also identifies initial concepts on additional long-term approaches to further reduce emissions beyond the benefits of the defined measures.

The Final State and Federal Strategy includes two documents:  the August 25, 2003 version of the Proposed Strategy, and Board Resolution 03-22 adopting the Strategy, including changes made at the October 23, 2003 hearing and responses to environmental issues.

On January 9, 2004, ARB submitted the Final Strategy to U.S. EPA for approval as a SIP revision.


Statewide SIP submittal letter to U.S. EPA  (January 9, 2004)

MSWord 97 -- 185 KB     PDF -- 100 KB

Board Resolution 03-22 adopting the Statewide Strategy  (October 23, 2003)

MSWord 97 -- 297 KB     PDF -- 238 KB

Proposed 2003 State and Federal Strategy of the California State Implementation Plan
(released August 25, 2003)
Cover, Executive Summary
and Section I:  Overview of Commitments
  MSWord 97 -- 1.33 MB PDF -- 733 KB
Section II:  Mobile Sources   MSWord 97 -- 932 KB PDF -- 990 KB
Section III:  Consumer Products, Vapor Recovery, and Pesticides   MSWord 97 -- 142 KB PDF -- 177 KB
Section IV:  Long-Term Strategy   MSWord 97 -- 121 KB PDF -- 178 KB
Section V:  Potential Impacts   MSWord 97 -- 600 KB PDF -- 390 KB


If you have general questions on the State and Federal Strategy for the California SIP, please contact Kurt Karperos, Chief, Air Quality and Transportation Planning Branch, at (916) 445-5610 or kkarpero@arb.ca.gov .  If you have mobile source-related questions, please contact Renee Marshall, Manager, Planning and Regulatory Development Section, at (916) 327-7214 or rmarshal@arb.ca.gov.  For general questions on South Coast planning issues, contact Lucille van Ommering, at (916) 323-0296 or lvannome@arb.ca.gov.  For general questions on San Joaquin Valley particulate matter planning issues, contact Jeff Lindberg at (916) 322-2832 or jlindber@arb.ca.gov.


If you would like to receive electronic notices from ARB about development of new SIP measures for the South Coast, San Joaquin Valley, and other areas of the State, please go to http://www.arb.ca.gov//listserv/listserv_ind.php?listname=sip.

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