Particulate Matter (PM) Pollution

State and Local PM Control Measure Initiatives

See EPA summaries and reports on several state and local PM control measures, in addition to the following state air agency sites, for examples of effective particulate matter (PM) control measures.

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California SB 656 program: In the implementation of Senate Bill 656 (SB 656, Sher, 2003), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved a list of control measures that can be employed by air districts to reduce PM10 and PM2.5 for stationary, area-wide, and mobile sources.

CARB "Goods Movement" emissions reduction plan: Because of rapid growth in international trade, CARB concludes that goods movement is now the dominant contributor to transportation emissions in California. Categories of transportation emissions addressed in the plan include: Ships, Commercial Harbor Craft, Cargo Handling Equipment, Trucks, Locomotives, Operational Efficiencies, Land Use Decision-Making, Project and Community Specific Mitigation, and Port Programs to Reduce Emissions.

San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) was established in 1955 as the first regional air pollution control agency in the country. Their Air Quality Management Plans include PM control measures.

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD): SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties; among the smoggiest regions of the U.S.