Re-Adoption of Proposed Rule 1315 - Federal New Source Review Tracking System, and Proposed Amendments to Rule 1309.2

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Re-Adoption of Proposed Rule 1315 - Federal New Source Review Tracking System, and Proposed Amendments to Rule 1309.2
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The project is to be considered involves the re-adoption of proposed Rule 1315 and adoption of proposed amendments to Rule 1309.2. Rule 1315 would codify existing procedures for establishing equivalency with federal offset requirements for the use of internal offsets by operators of various projects subject to Rule 1309.1 - Priority reserve, Rule 1309.2 - Offset Budge, (which is pending approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency), and Rule 1304 - Exemptions, and would specify the types of reductions that may be deposited in the SCAQMD's internal offset account, including newly tracked reductions. Rule 1309.2 establishes an offset budge pre-funded by surplus shutdowns from non-major polluting facilities and requires mitigation fees for access to the offset budget. The proposed amendments to Rule 1309.2 would preclude fossil fuel-fired thermal power plants from accessing credits from the Rule 1309.2 Offset Budget other than certain facilities that generate electricity for their own use, update the mitigation fees based on current market prices of emission reduction credits, and clarify the public notice requirements. The analysis in the Initial Study (IS) shows that access to, and use of, emission offsets from the SCAQMD's internal offset accounts could generate potentially significant direct adverse air quality impacts from new or modified facilities using the emission offsets. In addition, significant adverse indirect environmental impacts from siting, constructing, and operating these facilities could occur. Potential direct and indirect impacts from the proposed project will be evaluated in the Draft Program Environmental Assessment.

Contact Information

Michael Krause
Agency Name
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
Entire District
State Highways

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, Cal Fire, California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), Santa Monica Bay Restoration, State Water Resources Control Board, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Air Quality Rules)
Local Actions
Air Quality Rules
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire

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