H&S 39607 Air Quality Data, Monitoring and Attain. of Stds.

39607. The state board shall:
(a) Establish a program to secure data on air quality in each air
basin established by the state board.
(b) Inventory sources of air pollution within the air basins of the
state and determine the kinds and quantity of air pollutants,
including, but not limited to, the contribution of natural sources of
emissions, to the extent feasible and necessary to carry out the
purposes of this chapter. The state board shall use, to the fullest
extent, the data of local agencies and other state and federal agencies
in fulfilling this purpose.
(c) Monitor air pollutants in cooperation with districts and with
other agencies to fulfill the purpose of this division.
(d) Adopt test procedures to measure compliance with its
nonvehicular emission standards and those of districts.
(e) Establish and periodically review criteria for designating an
air basin attainment or nonattainment for any state ambient air quality
standard set forth in Section 70200 of Title 17 of the California Code
of Regulations. In developing and reviewing these criteria, the state
board shall consider instances where there is poor or limited ambient
air quality data, and shall consider highly irregular or infrequent
violations. The state board shall provide an opportunity for public
comment on the proposed criteria, and shall adopt the criteria after a
public hearing.
(f) Evaluate, in consultation with the districts and other
interested parties, air quality-related indicators which may be used to
measure or estimate progress in the attainment of state standards and
establish a list of approved indicators. On or before July 1, 1993, the
state board shall identify one or more air quality indicators to be
used by districts in assessing progress as required by subdivision (b)
of Section 40924. The state board shall continue to evaluate the
prospective application of air quality indicators and, upon a finding
that adequate air quality modeling capability exists, shall identify
one or more indicators which may be used by districts in lieu of the
annual emission reductions mandated by subdivision (a) of Section
40914. In no case shall any indicator be less stringent or less
protective, on the basis of overall health protection, than the annual
emission reduction requirement in subdivision (a) of Section 40914.
(g) Establish, not later than July 1, 1996, a uniform methodology
which may be used by districts in assessing population exposure,
including, but not limited to, reduction in exposure of districtwide
subpopulations such as children, the elderly, and persons with
respiratory disease, to ambient air pollutants at levels above the
state ambient air quality standards, for estimating reductions in
population exposure for the purposes of Sections 40913, 40924, and
41503, and for the establishment of the means by which reductions in
population exposures may be achieved. The methodology adopted pursuant
to this subdivision shall be consistent with the Clean Air Act (42
U.S.C. Sec. 7401 et seq.), and with this division, including, but not
limited to, Section 39610.
(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 713, Sec. 1.)
References at the time of publication (see page iii):
Regulations:    17, CCR, sections 70300, 70301, 70302,
70303, 70303.1, 70303.5, 70304, 70305, 70306, 94012, 94013, 94014,
94015, 94100, 94101, 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94106, 94107, 94108,
94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94113, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118,
94119, 94120, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94125, 94126, 94127, 94128,
94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94135, 94136, 94137, 94138,
94139, 94140, 94141, 94142, 94143, 94144, 94145, 94146, 94147, 94148,