Advocates for reducing the impact of environmental regulations that harm CIAQC members.

Since 1989, the Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition has assisted the construction industry and regulatory agencies in the development of environmental regulatory strategies that minimize impact on their members. SCCA is a proud founding member of CIAQC.

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How CIAQC is working for SCCA members

  • Works closely with California Air Resources Board (CARB) to demonstrate numerous implementation problems and fatal flaws with the Off-Road Regulation, including safety issues with retrofits, the state of the economy and inability of industry to afford equipment turnover, and the lack of available emission reduction technologies required for regulatory compliance. Plus, CIAQC provides essential technical information to AGC as it examines the legal basis for the Off-Road Regulation.

  • Demonstrates the infeasibility of the SOON Program (additional NOx emission reduction program for off-road equipment) in the San Joaquin Valley.

  • Provides input to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) on proposed indirect source rule that will require new and redevelopment projects to reduce emissions during construction and project build out.

  • Participates in an advisory group created by SCAQMD to develop greenhouse gas emission thresholds for development projects applicable to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

  • Provides comments to the County of San Bernardino on the proposed Diesel Exhaust Emission Ordinance to minimize no-work days due to projected daily air quality levels.

  • Continues aggressive industry outreach and education programs to provide members with information about air quality requirements and strengthen CIAQC’s position as a leader in influencing air quality policy.


Big wins for CIAQC

  • Worked with (SCAQMD) for a fugitive dust rule (Rule 403) that is both flexible and effective.

  • Worked with CARB and SCAQMD to improve the Carl Moyer incentive program to fund approximately 70% of the costs to repower more than 1,000 heavy-duty diesel engines.

  • Provided extensive technical input and industry perspectives to CARB on the Off-Road Diesel Regulation that resulted in provisions that would be absent today without its involvement. These include a fleet averaging compliance option, credit for engine replacements performed prior to the regulation, small fleet definition increase from 1,500 to 2,500 hp that provides more time (2015), and PM only requirements. In addition, CIAQC convinced CARB to establish a technical review of the regulation in 2009 and 2013.

  • Raised awareness of safety issues related to diesel particulate retrofits.

  • Worked to get a statewide portable equipment registration program (PERP) implemented that replaced district by district permits and lowered fees.

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