It’s widely known that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) issues numerous violations and associated fees each year, but knowing which rules SCAQMD inspectors target is more difficult. We have it for you. Using data obtained from the SCAQMD enforcement database, Alta Environmental analyzed the latest trends in SCAQMD enforcement and summarized the SCAQMD data into a Powerpoint Presentation.
The presentation provides detailed information on the frequency in which rules are cited in violations, the total settlement amount for each rule, and the average cost per citation for each rule. In addition, the analysis provides an in depth look into which industries receive the most violations and which industries pay the most in total settlements.
Highlights of the analysis include:
In 2016, violations of Rule 403 – Fugitive Dust resulted in over half of the total settlement amount of the year. What does this mean to you? It means that if you operate a facility or are involved in a project that may produce fugitive dust emissions, you need to dedicate extra resources to adhering to the requirements of Rule 403 in order to avoid citations and fees. Many of the Rules included in the presentation apply to most if not all permitted facilities within SCAQMD. It is important to know which rules are targeted by SCAQMD so that facility and environmental managers know where to spend valuable compliance-related resources and labor. Without a targeted approach, compliance costs can soar or vital requirements can be missed.
Alta Consultants have extensive experience with SCAQMD rules, inspections, and settlements. Contact Chris Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 608-3010 for further information on the analysis within the presentation, SCAQMD enforcement actions, or any of your environmental needs.