Coachella Valley Extreme Area Plan for 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard


SCH Number
Public Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Coachella Valley Extreme Area Plan for 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Coachella Valley was reclassified from Severe-15 to Extreme nonattainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (standard) with an attainment date of June 15, 2024. To address the requirement by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to submit a revised State Implementation Plan by February 14, 2021, South Coast AQMD has developed the Coachella Valley Extreme Area Plan to demonstrate how attainment of 1997 8-hour ozone standard will be achieved as expeditiously as possible and by June 15, 2024.

Contact Information
Kendra Reif
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Lead/Public Agency
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Phone : (909) 396-2492

South Coast Air Quality Management District
Project Applicant


Cathedral City Coachella Indian Wells Indio Indio Hills La Quinta Palm Springs Rancho Mirage
Los Angeles Orange Riverside San Bernardino
Southern California
Other Location Info
The proposed project is located in the Coachella Valley portion, excluding tribal lands, of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) jurisdiction. The Coachella Valley consists of the Riverside County portion of the Salton Sea Air Basin.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) – Common Sense Exemption, CEQA Guidelines Section 15308 – Actions by Regulatory Agen
Reasons for Exemption
Since the proposed project relies on the continued implementation of existing regulations and programs by the South Coast AQMD and CARB to reduce emissions without proposing new requirements that would involve physical changes, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed project may have a significant adverse effect on the environment.


Notice of Exemption
CV SIP NOE for OPR and Web   PDF 76 K

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