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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will be holding its second working group meeting on April 13th, 2017 to discuss Proposed Rule 1466 – Control of Toxic Air Contaminant Emissions from Soil. The objective of the proposed rule will be to minimize toxic particulate re-entrainment and exposure to nearby receptors during soil clean-up activities.

Proposed Rule 1466 will apply during earth-moving activities at designated clean-up sites or sites near sensitive receptors. The toxic air contaminants (TAC) of concern include arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, mercury, and nickel. Proposed elements of the rule will include notification to the Executive Officer, signage, and performance standards similar to existing SCAQMD Rule 403. Additional housekeeping and truck loading requirements are also being discussed. The proposed rule is scheduled for public hearing in July 2017.

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