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November 11, 2009 > Public hearing on proposed CEQA threshold amendments

Public hearing on proposed CEQA threshold amendments

Submitted By Sigalle Michael

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the regional agency chartered with protecting air quality in the Bay Area, will initiate a public hearing to consider testimony for the proposed amendments to the Air District's CEQA Thresholds of Significance. The public hearing will start on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 and continue on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, when the Board of Directors will consider adopting the proposed amendments.

The hearings will be held in the 7th Floor Boardroom at Air District headquarters, 939 Ellis Street, San Francisco, at 9:45a.m., or soon after as the matter may be heard.

The District's Thresholds of Significance are developed to assist local jurisdictions and agencies to comply with CEQA requirements regarding potentially adverse impacts to air quality. The primary purpose of the thresholds is to provide a means of identifying proposed local plans and development projects that may have a significant, adverse effect on air quality and public health. Proposed changes to the Thresholds of Significance include thresholds for construction, operational-related and plan-level emissions of criteria air pollutants and ozone precursors, greenhouse gases, toxic air contaminants and odors.

Proposed thresholds are available on the District's web site at or by request from Lilia Martinez at (415) 749-4664.

Comments or questions on the proposed thresholds should be directed to Greg Tholen at (415) 749-4954 or by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009.

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