The Recommended Protocol for Evaluating the Location of Sensitive Land Uses Adjacent to Major Roadways (Roadway Protocol) provides guidance to jurisdiction planners on assessing and disclosing potential cancer risk of sensitive receptors exposed to diesel particulate matter from major roadways.
The SacMetro AQMD Board approved the Roadway Protocol on October 23, 2008.
The current Roadway Protocol reflects year 2011 emissions and traffic data from EMFAC2007.
The SacMetro AQMD is working with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to develop local guidance and best practices for implementing EPA's Recommendations for Constructing Roadside Vegetation Barriers to Improve Near-Road Air Quality.
A workshop was held to provide information on the EPA document and receive feeedback from local agencies that manage roadside vegetation. (October 25, 2016 workshop notice)
Download the workshop presentation.
The SacMetro AQMD staff are requesting review and comment on the Draft Landscaping Guidance released February 24, 2017.
Comments on the Draft are due March 24, 2017.
Comments should be submitted to Rachel Dubose at firstname.lastname@example.org.