Presentation: St. Louis Air Quality Management Pilot

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St. Louis (IL/MO) Air Quality
Management Plan Pilot Project
December 13, 2007
Briefing for East West Gateway
Air Quality Advisory Committee
Briefing Agenda
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Intro/Background
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AQMP – Missouri Perspective
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AQMP – Illinois Perspective
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Wrap Up
– Rhea Jones, USEPA OAQPS
– Dave Lamb, MDNR
– Rob Kaleel, IEPA
– Amy Algoe-Eakins, USEPA R7
Comprehensive Air Quality
Management Plan-St. Louis
(Illinois/Missouri) Pilot
East-West Gateway Air Quality Advisory
Committee Meeting
Rhea Jones and
Tom Rosendahl
US EPA
OAQPS
December 13, 2007
Background
CAAAC AQM subcommittee recommendations:
 Improve environmental and
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health data
Improve the priority setting
process
Improve accountability by
monitoring progress and
evaluating results
Take climate change into
account
Support transportation and land
use scenario planning
Integrate air quality planning
into land use, transportation
and community development
plans
 Analyze existing laws to encourage
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pollution prevention, energy
efficiency and renewable energy
Expand the use of episodic control
measures
Overcome potential barriers to clean
energy/air quality integration
Include incentives for voluntary and
innovative land use, energy, and
transportation technologies or
approaches
Develop programs that reduce public
demand for polluting activities
Establish an inter-agency liaison
group with EPA and other Federal
agencies
What is a Comprehensive Air Quality
Management Plan (AQMP)?
 Set of pollution reduction strategies for an area
demonstrating
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Attainment/maintenance of NAAQS
Risk reductions from HAPs
Improvements in visibility and ecosystems
Integration with land use, transportation, energy and
climate
 The AQMP will be . . .
 Multi-pollutant based
 Developed at the discretion of the state
 Parts would be used to address CAA mandates
(e.g., SIPs)
What is our process?
 Partners: NY, NC and Illinois/Missouri for St.
Louis
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Attainment/maintenance of all NAAQS
Sector-based reductions
Risk reductions of HAPs
Include visibility, ecosystems and climate change
 Assisting on technical and policy issues
 Comparing outcomes with the traditional
approach
AQMP Pilot Project Areas:
Illinois and St. Louis MO, New York, and North Carolina
8-hour Ozone and PM2.5 Nonattainmant Areas*
Designated Nonattainment
PM2.5 only#
Both 8-hour Ozone and PM2.5#
8-hour Ozone Only
Selected Areas
*Current designations as of 6/18/07
#For PM2.5, the designated partial county areas are shown as actual boundaries designated
AQMP Process Goals
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Develop a multipollutant planning framework that is
reproducible/transferable to other states and areas
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addresses ongoing attainment/maintenance of all NAAQS pollutants in a “one
atmosphere” approach
Reduces risks from air toxics and better address urban environmental justice
concerns
Achieve a planning process that is more cost-effective, less resourceintensive, provides industry greater certainty, saves money, and
provides consistency
Integrate planning for transportation, energy, land use and climate into
the air quality planning process
Process achieves environmental benefits equal to or greater than
conventional planning efforts
Use the best multi-pollutant tools and approaches - improve mix of
control measures for multiple pollutants
Provide the opportunity to test creative and non-conventional ideas and
emission reduction strategies
Overall, prepare us better for the future of air quality
What is the timing?
 June 2007-December 2009: Design and conduct
pilot studies
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September 2007: Begin working with the pilot areas and
Regions
January 2008: Scope of project and work plan prepared
by pilot areas
2008-2009: Development of AQMPs with pilot areas.
Share progress, information and guidance with other
S/L/Ts;
December 2009: Final Air Quality Management Plan due
from the pilot areas
 April 2013: 24-hour PM2.5 SIPs due; Submit any
ozone requirements early
St. Louis, Missouri Air Quality
Management Plan
December 13, 2007
David Lamb
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Air Pollution Control Program
Current St. Louis Air Quality Problems
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Bi-state nonattainment area for:
– 8-hour Ozone
– PM2.5 (Annual Standard)
Lead (Jefferson County, Missouri)
Toxics Exposure (identified in previous
air quality monitoring studies)
– including diesel particulates, arsenic,
benzene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde
Current Process
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State Implementation Plan Development
for Each Pollutant Individually
– Technical Analysis
– Rulemaking(s)
– Public Hearing/Commission Adoption
– Submittal to EPA
– Limited Coordination for Other Pollutants
New AQMP Process
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Develop a comprehensive plan that will address
all pollutants simultaneously based on a set of
priorities developed by the community and its
stakeholders (including the State agencies)
Leverage on-going toxics monitoring projects
along with “new modeling tools” developed by
EPA and the states to address exposure
Use the AQMP for the purpose of communicating
air quality issues with groups that are not
typically involved in the planning process
Potential Benefits from
St. Louis AQMP
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Increased certainty for the regulated
community with respect to ever-changing
regulatory actions
Broader discussions and planning for “all” air
quality related concerns (NAAQS compliance,
toxics exposure, energy efficiency, growth,
etc.)
Dedicate staff resources to fulfilling more
than one regulatory purpose at the same
time (e.g. ozone, PM, and toxics – together)
St. Louis Air Quality
Management Plan
December 13, 2007
Rob Kaleel
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Metro-East Air Quality Problems
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Currently, Nonattainment area for:
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Recommended Nonattainment for:
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Toxics Exposure
– 8-hour Ozone
– PM2.5 (Annual Standard)
– PM2.5 (24-hour Standard)
– Stationary sources incl. steel (coke ovens),
refinery, ethanol plants
– Mobile incl. diesel particulates, benzene,
formaldehyde, acetaldehyde
Organizational Structure
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Rulemaking
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Technical
– Illinois EPA develops regulatory proposals
– Illinois Pollution Control Board adopts rules
– Modeling
– Monitoring
– Emissions and Controls
– Division of Mobile Source Programs
Stakeholders
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Illinois Department of Transportation
East-West Gateway Coordinating Council
Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group
Chemical Industry Council
Regulated Industry
Stakeholders (cont’d.)
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American Bottom Conservancy
American Lung Association
Sierra Club
WHAT WE’RE DOING
Illinois Mercury Rule (Multi-pollutant option)
n CAIR (Clean Air Set-Aside)
n NOx RACT
n SO2 RACT
n Consumer Products
n Aerosol Coatings
n AIM
n RFG - Metro-East
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WHAT WE’RE DOING (cont’d)
Governor’s Climate Change Initiative
n Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative
n Alternate Fuel Rebate Program
n Clean School Bus
n Anti-idling Legislation
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Goals for St. Louis AQMP
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Consolidation of SIP development efforts for
multiple pollutants (PM2.5, ozone, toxics)
Better coordination with local agencies and
stakeholders
Potential Problems
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Limited staff resources
AQMP goals: Long-term (land use and
transportation planning, energy
efficiency, climate change) versus Shortterm (NAAQS attainment)
Coordination with wider range of
participants than normal SIP process
Wrap Up & Questions
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Amy Algoe-Eakin, USEPA R7
Next Steps for IL/MO Team
Next Steps for EWG AQAC