Projects meeting the conditions of Section 3804 shall have performed an Air Quality Assessment, to evaluate the concentration of PM 2.5 from Local Roadway Traffic Sources at the site. All locations at the site where residential buildings or construction may occur shall be evaluated. The Department shall develop guidance, pursuant to Section 3809, setting forth what types of analyses shall be conducted. The project sponsor shall follow the Department’s guidance, unless an alternative proposal is approved in writing by the Director.
At the completion of the Air Quality Assessment required by Section 3806(a), an Air Quality Report shall be submitted to the Director. The Air Quality Report shall contain the following information:
The names, addresses and professional expertise of the persons who conducted the Air Quality Assessment;
An explanation of the methodology used in the Air Quality Assessment; and
The results of the Air Quality Assessment.
Review by the Director. The Director shall determine whether the Air Quality Report required by this Article was conducted as required by this Article, and whether the Air Quality Report is complete. If the Air Quality Report was not conducted as required by this Article or does not comply with the requirements of this Section, the Director shall notify the project sponsor in writing within 30 days of receipt of the Air Quality Report, indicating the reasons the report is unacceptable. A copy of the notification shall be sent to the Director of building Inspection.
Finding of No Dangerous PM 2.5 Concentration. If the Air Quality Report indicates that the concentration level of PM 2.5 from Local Roadway Traffic Sources at the site is less than 0.2 ug/m3, the Director shall provide the project sponsor with written notification that the project has complied with the requirements of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 281-08, File No. 080934, 12/5/2008)