South coast air permit moratorium

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, May 29, 2009 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In January, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) notified thousands of facilities of a moratorium on certain air permits.  Many facilities can no longer claim exemptions from emission offset requirements.  As a result, permit applicants may be forced to halt projects or purchase expensive emission reduction credits (ERCs).  SCAQMD recently estimated that 3,150 permits are affected at a cost impact to Southern California businesses that may exceed $4 billion.

One of CMTA’s associate members, BlueScape Environmental, will be putting on a free Webinar on this subject for CMTA members next Thursday, June 4th from 10:00 to  10:30 a.m. Pacific Time.  There will be a review of recent developments including revisions to district rules and the results of court and legislative appeals. To learn what these developments mean to you and what you should be doing, register in advance at:  (Space is limited).

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