Land Use Alert: SCAQMD Proposes New Rule to Reduce Construction and Operational NOx Emissions From New and Redevelopment Projects

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is considering adopting Proposed Rule 2301 (PR 2301), which if

adopted as presently proposed, would require developers of many new development and redevelopment projects in the South Coast Air Basin (the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino), generating relatively modest amounts of nitrogen oxide (NOx), to obtain discretionary approval from SCAQMD before the projects may move forward. The Governing Board of the SCAQMD could hold public hearings to decide on adoption of PR 2301 as early as March. PR 2301 could be adopted as early as summer 2009 with implementation by January 1, 2010. A copy of PR 2301 may be downloaded off the SCAQMD website.(

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