Release 98-02      

January 27, 1998


Jerry Martin
Allan Hirsch
(916) 322-2990
Media Advisory

Clean Air Act Review of South Coast Plan

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold its regular Board meeting to consider the California Clean Air Act review of the South Coast Plan and Nonvehicular Source Regulation Thursday, January 29, 1998, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the following location:

2020 L Street
Lower Level Hearing Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

The ARB will consider the South Coast Air Quality Management District's (SCAQMD) triennial update to their Air Quality Management Plan as required by the California Clean Air Act (CCAA). The SCAQMD's plan is an essential part of the State Implementation Plan for PM10, ozone, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide. Additionally, the Board will consider amendments to the Nonvehicular Source Fee Regulations, which expired on July 1, 1997, and will help relieve the costs to state and local agencies implementing the CCAA.

The Board will also consider the evaluation criteria for the Rice Straw Demonstration Project. The project allows up to 50 percent funding for technologies that can significantly increase the use of rice straw for commercial use. Further, several research proposals will be presented to the Board for consideration.

DIRECTIONS: ARB headquarters is in downtown Sacramento, six blocks east of the State Capitol. From I-80 east or west, take the 15th or 16th Street exits. Head east on X Street to 21st Street. Turn left (north) and proceed to L Street. Turn left again; the ARB building occupies the entire block between 20th and 21st Streets.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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