On May 7, 2021, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Governing Board adopted Rule 2305, the Warehouse Indirect Source Rule (ISR), requiring warehouses larger than 100,000 square feet to reduce their air pollution emissions or facilitate reductions in the communities where they are located.
Heavy-duty trucks and other cargo equipment that are interconnected with warehouses produce greenhouse gas emissions. The Warehouse ISR intends to decrease those emission levels by 10-15% to align with upcoming federal clean air standards.
Paramount Vice Mayor Vilma Cuellar Stallings, who also serves as a SCAQMD Governing Board Member, expressed the City’s support of the rule at their latest Board meeting. There are two warehouses in the City that may be required to phase-in Rule 2305 over the next three years.
“It is imperative that we do our part to meet clean air standards and protect our community,” said Vice Mayor Cuellar Stallings. “As warehouse activities have a direct impact on our residents, I am very pleased that the South Coast AQMD Governing Board is moving forward with Rule 2305.”
To ensure compliance, warehouses must earn a specified number of points by completing actions from a menu of options, including acquiring Near-Zero Emissions and Zero-Emissions on-road vehicles, solar panels, and charging and fueling infrastructure. Warehouses also have the option to pay a mitigation fee to fund clean air projects in neighboring communities.