Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Demonstration and Emissions Statement Certification for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone Standard

Summary

SCH Number
2020060118
Lead Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Demonstration and Emissions Statement Certification for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/5/2020
Project Applicant
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Present Land Use
NA

Document Description
The proposed project is comprised of: 1) the identification, analysis and demonstration of the current South Coast AQMD rules which meet or exceed federal RACT requirements; 2) a commitment to conduct a future rulemaking to amend South Coast AQMD Rule 1115 – Motor Vehicle Assembly Line Coating Operations, to meet RACT; 3) a determination that South Coast AQMD Rule 301 – Permitting and Associated Fees, adequately meets the emissions statement requirements for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone Standard; and 4) a submittal of the RACT Demonstration and Emissions Statement Certification for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone Standard into the state implementation plan (SIP).

Contact Information
Ryan Banuelos
South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Phone : (909) 396-3479
Fax : (909) 396-3324
rbanuelos@aqmd.gov

Location

Counties
Los Angeles Orange Riverside San Bernardino
Other Location Info
The project is located within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) jurisdiction which includes the four-county South Coast Air Basin (all of Orange County and the non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties), and the Riverside County portions of the Salton Sea Air Basin (SSAB) and Mojave Desert Air Basin (MDAB).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061(b)(3); Section 15308
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), South Coast AQMD, as Lead Agency, has reviewed the RACT Demonstration and Emissions Statement Certification for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone Standard pursuant to: 1) CEQA Guidelines Section 15002(k) – General Concepts, the three-step process for deciding which document to prepare for a project subject to CEQA; and 2) CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 – Review for Exemption, procedures for determining if a project is exempt from CEQA. Since the proposed project is administrative in nature and would not cause any physical changes that would adversely affect any environmental topic area, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed project may have a significant adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) – Common Sense Exemption. In addition, the proposed project is considered an action to protect or enhance the environment pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15308 – Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment. Further, there is no substantial evidence indicating that any of the exceptions to the categorical exemption apply to the proposed project pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 – Exceptions.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
RACT- NOE (OPR)   PDF 129 K

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