In November 2016, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) finalized Amended Rule 1402. Rule 1402 implements AB2588 within the SCAQMD and requires facilities with large quantities of toxic emissions to prepare Air Toxics Inventory Reports (ATIRs), health risk assessments (HRAs), and risk reduction plans (RRPs). Along with the finalized rule, SCAQMD recently released revised facility prioritization procedures, public notification procedures, and new Voluntary Risk Reduction Plan Participation Guidelines.
SCAQMD has begun sending Notices to Prepare ATIRs, and as of April 20th, 2017, over 20 facilities have received a notice. Once a facility receives a Notice to Prepare an ATIR, it has thirty days to submit an initial response. This initial response affects the cascading requirements of the program, so it must be complete and accurate upon submittal. The following tasks associated with Rule 1402 (HRA, RRP, etc.) become increasingly more complicated. Incorrect information or calculations can result in under or over reporting of emissions, which could result in violations and fines or unnecessary compliance costs, respectively.
If you receive a letter and would additional information specific to your facility, contact Chris Waller at (800) 777-0605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.