Gateway Cities COG Air Quality Action Plan

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The Gateway Cities Clean Air Program was created to provide financial incentive to help reduce air pollution in Southern California . We consider it to have been a very successful six year pilot program which began in 2002 and ended in 2008. The program was managed by the Gateway Cities Council of Governments with funding from the Port of Long Beach , Port of Los Angeles , California Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, and United States Environmental Protection Agency. Through the Clean Air Program, participating truck owners received $24.5 million in grants to replace 643 highly polluting older model heavy-duty diesel trucks with newer and cleaner, lower-emitting trucks.

The 643 replacement trucks funded through the program are making major contributions towards improved air quality and human health in the South Coast Air Basin. Perhaps the most valuable benefit – reduced human exposure to emissions of harmful diesel particulate matter – is especially being realized throughout the Gateway Cities sub-region, including within and around the ports and along key goods movement corridors.

Heritage ParkWe appreciate the effort of all of the participants in this program including our funding partners, truck dealers and program participants. Without everyone working together in this collective effort the Gateway Cities Clean Air Program would not have been as successful as it was.

AIR QUALITY ACTION PLAN SUMMARY

The Gateway Cities Council of Governments (GCCOG) was tasked with preparing an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) to address the issue of improving the air quality in the I-710 Corridor.  The purpose of this AQAP is to address these community concerns which included the following:

  1. Develop a work plan to improve air quality in the corridor.
  2. Implement a corridor level work plan to improve air quality.
  3. Implement local alternative fuels/electrification and/or hydrogen  policies and programs to reduce diesel emissions.
  4. Pursue opportunities for incremental improvements.
  5. Implement Port-specific strategies.

In response to these community concerns and requests the Gateway Cities Council of Governments has initiated the Gateway Cities Council of Governments Air Quality Action Plan Phase 1:

Phase 1 of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) is a unique planning effort.  The GCCOG will engage major stakeholders from corridor cities, the environmental community, and air quality regulatory agencies to secure ideas, concerns, comments and directions for the AQAP.

Once the Gateway Cities Council of Governments Air Quality Action Plan
Phase 1 initial analyses are completed, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments will proceed with the subsequent steps and strategies developed from this initial work.

Reports

Gateway Cities Air Quality And Health Risk Assessment Final Report June 03 2013
11.4 MiB
Gateway Cities Air Quality Action Plan Final Report June 3 2013
4.5 MiB
Early Action Plan Final Report May 2012
1.1 MiB
Development Of The Air Quality Action Plan For The I710 Corridor May 27 2007
16.2 MiB

Newsletters and Brochures

AQAP Newsletter Issue 2 November 11 2011 English
2.9 MiB
AQAP Newsletter  Issue 2 November 11 2011 Spanish
2.6 MiB
AQAP Newsletter Issue 1 October 2011 English
2.2 MiB
AQAP Newsletter Issue 1 October 2011 Spanish
1.3 MiB

Workshops and Webinars

New Measures Workshop Final Agenda 10-10-2012
161.8 KiB
Air Quality Technical Webinar Summary September 25, 2012
193.3 KiB
Air Quality Technical Webinar  09 25 12
Air Quality Technical Webinar 09 25 12
Date: September 25, 2012
6.1 MiB
Air Quality Technical Webinar 09 18 12
Air Quality Technical Webinar 09 18 12
Date: September 18, 2012
124.3 KiB
Air Quality Technical Webinar Agenda 09 18 12
124.3 KiB