Open Space & Conservation Element OSC-9: Air Quality

Only areas below are considered part of the General Plan.

Air Quality
Better indoor and outdoor air quality for Menifee and the air basin will improve the quality of life of residents, workers, and visitors. Improved air quality can also make the city a more desirable place to be and support long-term prosperity. Local air quality improvements can be achieved by minimizing pollution and particulate matter and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2006, the Governor of California signed Assembly Bill (AB) 32. The act requires that California cap its GHG emissions at 1990 levels by 2020. This legislation requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to establish a program for statewide GHG emissions reporting, as well as monitor and enforce of that program. CARB is also required to adopt rules and regulations to achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective GHG emission reductions. As a result, many communities identify strategies to minimize the effects of climate change and reduce GHG emissions.

  • OSC-9: Reduced impacts to air quality at the local level by minimizing pollution and particulate matter.
  • OCS-9.1: Meet state and federal clean air standards by minimizing particulate matter emissions from construction activities.
  • OCS-9.2: Buffer sensitive land uses, such as residences, schools, care facilities, and recreation areas from major air pollutant emission sources, including freeways, manufacturing, hazardous materials storage, wastewater treatment, and similar uses.
  • OCS-9.3: Comply with regional, state, and federal standards and programs for control of all airborne pollutants and noxious odors, regardless of source.
  • OCS-9.4: Support the Riverside County Regional Air Quality Task Force, the Southern California Association of Government's Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Air Quality Management Plan to reduce air pollution at the regional level.
  • OCS-9.5: Comply with the mandatory requirements of Title 24 Part 1one of the California Building Standards Code (CALGreen) and Title 24 Part 6 Building and Energy Efficiency Standards.