The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held a working group meeting on March 24, 2017 to discuss proposed updates to the NOx RECLAIM Program. RECLAIM was established to allow facilities more flexibility and financial incentives to reduce NOx emissions. The meeting discussed further NOx reductions for the RECLAIM program in response to the 2016 Air Quality Management Plan Control Measure CMB-05, which sets a target emission reduction for NOx of 5 tons per day. The working group discussed different methods for accomplishing this NOx reduction and the SCAQMD hopes to achieve this emission reduction by the year 2031. The working group meeting also discussed options and timing for sunsetting the RECLAIM program to the traditional command-and-control regulatory structure where all equipment will be regulated individually by AQMD. Subsequent working group meetings are expected to be held monthly.

For more information regarding compliance with the proposed RECLAIM program updates, please contact our Irvine office at (949) 567-9880 or visit the District's website.