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California Air Pollution Control Laws

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE (Misc. Divisions).

Division 26 Air Resources

Part 5 Vehicular Air Pollution Control

Chapter 9 Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program

Article 1 Definitions

Article 2 Program Introduction

Article 3 Eligible Projects and Applicants

Article 4 General Eligibility Criteria

Article 5 Cost-Effectiveness Criteria

Article 6 Infrastructure Demonstration Project

Article 7 Advanced Technology Development

Article 8 Program Administration: General

Article 9 Program Administration: Application Evaluation and Program Outreach

Article 10 Monitoring

Article 11 Reporting

Article 12 Disposition of Funds

Article 13 Heavy-Duty Fleet Modernization Projects

Article 14 Funds

[Added Stats 1999 ch 923 § 2, effective October 10, 1999.]


Note- Stats 1999 ch 923 provides:

SECTION 1. The Legislature hereby finds and declares as follows:
(a) The state and federal governments have adopted ambient air quality standards to protect public health, and it is in the public interest that those standards be achieved as expeditiously as possible.
(b) California air quality agencies have adopted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) for attaining the federal ambient air quality standards for ozone, which commits the state to substantially reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen from mobile sources through the year 2010. The critical sources of those emissions to address are onroad heavy-duty vehicles, offroad nonrecreational equipment and vehicles, locomotives, diesel marine vessels, stationary agricultural engines, and other high-emitting diesel engines.
(c) Plans are also being adopted to meet air quality goals for inhalable particulates that are also produced by these sources.
(d) Air quality plans include intermediate milestone objectives and measures to ensure regular progress in reducing emissions. Steady progress in reducing oxides of nitrogen and particulate emissions is essential for meeting air quality goals.
(e) Emission reductions from onroad heavy-duty vehicles, offroad nonrecreational equipment and vehicles, locomotives, diesel marine vessels, and stationary agricultural engines of the magnitude needed to achieve California SIP commitments and public health goals can only be achieved with a combination of appropriate state, national, and international emissions standards, and special programs targeting California nonattainment areas that must achieve emission reductions beyond those attainable through new emissions standards and normal turnover rates of vehicles, equipment, and vessels.
(f) Several advanced low-NOX technologies have become available for retrofits, repowers, and new equipment purchases. These technologies, however, are limited in applicability and suitability and do not justify regulatory requirements. In addition to reducing NO X emissions, the new technologies may reduce particulate emissions, providing additional public health benefits.
(g) Incentive-based programs with voluntary participation to introduce newer engines, electric motors and drives, and advanced technologies are the best way to supplement new engine emissions standards and to reduce emissions from onroad heavy-duty vehicles, offroad nonrecreational equipment and vehicles, locomotives, diesel marine vessels, and stationary agricultural engines to the extent needed to meet air quality goals while still protecting the economic competitiveness of California's industry and agriculture.
(h) The Legislature further finds and declares that because of the extraordinary leadership and dedication shown by the late Dr. Carl Moyer in conceiving and developing the program embodied in this act, it is appropriate to recognize his vision and contributions to the public interest by dedicating the program to his memory.
(i) The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program created by subdivision (a) of Section 44280 of the Health and Safety Code and the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Trust Fund establish an incentive program that will substantially reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen and fine particulate in California. It is the intent of the Legislature that the program be a multiyear program that will be a key component of California's plan to comply with federal Clean Air Act requirements.

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