Air Permitting & Annual Reporting
In 1987 the Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Information and Assessment Act (AB 2588) was enacted. It requires stationary sources to report the types and quantities of certain substances routinely released into the air. The goals of AB2588 are to collect emission data, to identify facilities having localized impacts, to ascertain health risks, to notify nearby residents of significant risks, and to reduce those significant risks to acceptable levels.
In addition, its Guideline provides direction and criteria to facilities on how to compile and submit air toxics emission data required by AB 2588. On November 16, 2006, an amended was proposed to incorporate diesel PM into the “Hot Spots” Program. The Board approved the proposed amendments and the regulation becomes legally effective on September 26, 2007.