AB 617 Update: West Oakland Community Action Plan Approved
The Action Plan sets milestones for years 2025 and 2030, and reductions target Port of Oakland activities and road dust from surface streets. However, the Action Plan’s implementation strategy also includes regulatory actions beginning in 2020 from CARB and the BAAQMD for other businesses. CARB has committed to further develop requirements in 2020 for lower-emitting trucks, buses, and cargo handling equipment. According to the Action Plan’s strategy, the BAAQMD will implement new and modified requirements in the coming years, including:
- A new Regulation 13, Rule 4 (Rule 13-4) (Sewage Treatment and Anaerobic Digestion) in 2021;
- More stringent volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for Rule 8-5 (Organic Liquid Storage Tanks) in 2020;
- Development of new regulations on VOC emissions from auto-body coating operations beginning in 2023; and
- Amendments to Rule 6-4 (Metal Recycling and Shredding) and Rule 12-13 (Founding and Forging) for PM10 and PM2.5 beginning in 2024.
An Action Plan has not yet been developed for the other AB 617 community within the BAAQMD, the Richmond-San Pablo area.
For more information, view the West Oakland Community Action Plan on the District’s website.