Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach, Simmons & Dunn

October 7, 2019

Results of Hearing Board’s First Proceeding Regarding the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Public Fleet Rule

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (District) is one the few local air quality districts with authority to regulate mobile sources.  One manifestation of this authority is District Rule 1196 (Public Fleet Rule), which requires public agencies to make all new additions of heavy-duty fleet vehicles by purchase or lease of vehicles with certain fuel types.  The Public Fleet Rule applies to public agencies with 15 or more heavy-duty vehicles (i.e., vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds or greater). … Read More Written by Michael E. Vergara and Alyson E. Ackerman