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newsrel -- CARB establishes next generation of emission controls needed to improve state’s air quality

Posted: 23 Mar 2017 17:05:40
Please consider the following news release from the California
Air Resources Board:


RIVERSIDE- Today the California Air Resources Board approved two
critical efforts to provide cleaner air for all Californians.  

In the first action, the Board approved the State Strategy for
the State Implementation Plan (State SIP Strategy), which
describes CARB’s commitment for further reducing vehicle
emissions needed to meet federal air quality standards over the
next 15 years. The Board also approved the South Coast Air
Quality Management District’s comprehensive air quality plan.

The Board also directed staff to report annually on progress on
implementation of the SIP Strategy including recommendations on
additional funding as well as direction to expedite
implementation where possible. 

“Today’s action builds upon California’s efforts over the last 50
years and sets the stage for a range of actions into the next
decade,” said California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D.
Nichols.  “We look forward to continuing California’s air quality
leadership, working with our federal and local partners to
provide the pathway to cleaner air, along with a vibrant

The State SIP Strategy maps out a comprehensive suite of actions
to deploy the next generation of clean vehicles, equipment and
fuels.  These include a portfolio of new engine standards for
cars and trucks, and the durability and inspection requirements
to ensure these vehicles remain clean over their lifetime. The
strategy also includes enhanced deployment of zero emission
technologies, cleaner burning fuels, and innovative pilot and
incentive programs to accelerate the deployment of this cleaner

In parallel to actions at the state level, CARB will continue to
call for strong federal action to develop more stringent engine
standards for cars, trucks, ships, aircraft and locomotives. 

These advanced technologies will help transform and clean up
California’s transportation system, providing important public
health benefits, especially in the South Coast and the San
Joaquin Valley, the two regions of the state with the greatest
air quality challenges.  The cleaner technologies will also
deliver significant reductions in greenhouse gas and toxic diesel
particulate matter emissions that are essential to meeting
California’s climate, air quality and risk reduction goals.  

The South Coast’s Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) is a
comprehensive roadmap for meeting ozone and fine particulate
matter (PM2.5) standards in both the South Coast region and the
Coachella Valley.  In conjunction with state actions to reduce
mobile source emissions, the South Coast AQMP includes a broad
spectrum of measures to transition residential and commercial
homes and buildings to cleaner energy sources, from
electrification and fuel cells to solar power.  

The District’s plan also contains important action to achieve
further reductions of pollutants from large industrial facilities
such as refineries and power plants.  Attaining federal air
quality standards will provide significant public health
protection for the 17 million residents who live in the region,
estimated by the District to total $173 billion in cumulative
health benefits between today and 2031.


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