Risk Management Actions - workshops and meetings
California’s air toxics program was created in the 1980’s through the passage of the Toxics Identification and Control Program (Assembly Bill (AB) 1807) and the Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Information and Assessment Act (AB 2588) for the purpose of reducing air toxic emissions and related health impacts to Californians. Over the last 25 years, California has successfully reduced emissions and related health impacts from exposures to air toxics by approximately 75 percent. During this same period, the economy grew by 83 percent and the number of residents and vehicles increased by approximately 9 million and 8 million, respectively. Several programs at both the State and local Air Pollution Control Districts and Air Quality Management Districts (Districts), along with investments by industry in cleaner operations and technology, and input by the public and environmental community, are the reasons for this success. Continuing the advancement of our toxics program, on March 6, 2015, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) finalized new health risk assessment methodology for use in California’s Air Toxics Program. More information on OEHHA’s updated health risk assessment methodology can be found at the bottom of this page under Frequently Asked Questions or at the OEHHA website.
CARB's Risk Management Activities
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association developed the Risk Management Guidance for Stationary Sources of Air Toxics (RMG document). This document can be used by California’s 35 Districts for incorporating the new risk assessment methodology into their stationary source permitting and AB 2588 Air Toxics Hot Spots Programs. The draft of the RMG document was presented at workshops in Diamond Bar and Sacramento in June 2015 and underwent public comment before being approved at the CARB Board meeting on July 23, 2015.
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Current activities: None. Please check back again.
Past Activities: See below.
Date: July 23, 2015
The Risk Management Guidance for Stationary Sources of Air Toxics was presented to the Board on July 23, 2015.
Public Workshops and Meetings
Dates: June 16 and 18, 2015
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Locations: South Coast Air Quality Management District/Auditorium and Cal EPA Headquarters Building - Sacramento
General plan for incorporating the new OEHHA risk assessment methodology
The general plan was discussed at the CARB Board meeting on July 24, 2014. The Board presentation is available here.
CARB released an updated version of HARP on March 6, 2015. This version incorporates the information presented in the Air Toxics Hot Spots Program Risk Assessment Guidelines, Guidance Manual for Preparation of Health Risk Assessments, February 2015, developed by OEHHA. HARP was developed by CARB, in conjunction with OEHHA and the local air districts.