Release 03-16      

June 25, 2003


Jerry Martin
Gennet Paauwe
(916) 322-2990
Media Advisory

State Air Board to Consider San Joaquin Valley Particulate Plan

-- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will consider the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s particulate matter air quality plan, and statewide control measures also incorporated in that plan, tomorrow:

Thursday, June 26
9:00 a.m.

San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
1990 East Gettysburg Avenue
Fresno, California

The proposed air quality plan, approved last week by the air district, addresses the San Joaquin Valley’s federal non-attainment status for particulate matter smaller than 10 microns in diameter, known as PM10. The plan outlines state and local strategies to cut Valley particulate matter emissions in order to meet health-based air quality standards set forth in federal law.

A webcast of the hearing will be available from

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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