Representing the asphalt pavement industry in California
California Asphalt Pavement Association

CalAPA Environmental Committee

 

The asphalt pavement industry has a strong track record of conducting its operations in an environmentally sensitive and sustainable way. The CalAPA Environmental Committee is composed of members who are actively engaged in regulations and compliance issues as they relate to environmental laws in California, including laws and rules covering air quality, water quality aspects of asphalt plant operations, equipment operation and pavement placement. The committee meets six times per year, and other times as needed, and helps develop educational information for the membership on environmental topics as well as advises in the development of association policies and positions on environmental-related matters. In recent years the committee has been actively involved in engaging regulatory agencies to help them understand the practical impact of proposed regulations on the asphalt pavement industry. This involvement has allowed CalAPA to be a valuable resource in helping to shape regulatory language that impacts the industry. The committee has been particularly active with Proposition 65 compliance, California Air Resource Board (CARB) and local air district regulations and compliance, and water quality issues related to construction and storm-water runoff mitigation. The committee invites CalAPA members to participate in committee activities

 

Helpful resources

 

AIR QUALITY:

 

A searchable database by the California Air Resources Board of all air district rules: Click HERE.

 

California Air Resources Board In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation website. Click HERE.

 

California Air Resources Board On-Road Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles (in-use) Regulation website. Click HERE.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Portable Equipment Guidance Policy. Click HERE.

 

San Diego Air Pollution Control District portable equipment draft policy guidance. Click HERE.

 

WATER QUALITY:

 

State Water Resources Control Board Storm-water web page. Click HERE.

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

 

Caltrans environmental handbooks (Volume 1 has many useful topics, and Volume 4 is also helpful). Click HERE.

 

 

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