In August 2008, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Governing Board adopted the Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP). The CCAP directed the District Air Pollution Control Officer to develop guidance to assist Lead Agencies, project proponents, permit applicants, and interested parties in assessing and reducing the impacts of project specific greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on global climate change.
On December 17, 2009, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) adopted the guidance: Guidance for Valley Land-use Agencies in Addressing GHG Emission Impacts for New Projects under CEQA and the policy: District Policy – Addressing GHG Emission Impacts for Stationary Source Projects Under CEQA When Serving as the Lead Agency.
The guidance does not limit a lead agency’s authority in establishing its own process and guidance for determining significance of project related impacts on global climate change. For detailed information on the District’s Climate Change Action Plan and GHG Emission Reduction Measures, please select from the links below.