Fiscal Year 2000 Integrated Strategic Plan

STRATEGIC ISSUE 1

Goal: Air

Preserve and protect the quality of Missouri’s air resources.

Outcome A

Missourians living where air meets government air quality standards

Outcome Measures
The percent of Missourians living where air meets government air quality standards (Show-Me Result)

Objective 1
Reduce emissions, concentrations and exceedances for criteria and toxic air pollutants.

Objective Measures
Decreased yearly emission totals for criteria and toxic pollutants (corrected for number of sources)

Reduction in the number of days per year the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone is exceeded at monitoring locations

Reduced annual average ambient concentration levels of criteria pollutants

Strategies
Conduct annual emission inventory surveys, perform emission verification, emissions inventory questionnaire audits, training and assistance.

Issue construction and federally enforceable state operating permits in accordance with the State Implementation Plan.

Implement a viable Clean Air Act compliance assurance and enforcement program including inspections, complaint resolution and timely and appropriate enforcement actions.

Provide construction permit and operating permit training and application assistance, especially for small businesses.

Implement the St. Louis Fifteen Percent Rate-of-Progress Plan, the Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Program and the Kansas City Ozone Contingency Measures to improve air quality in the Kansas City and St. Louis metropolitan areas.

Revise St. Louis State Implementation Plan to reduce the emissions of volatile organic compounds by an additional nine percent, if St. Louis is reclassified as a serious non-attainment area.

Implement an ambient air monitoring network to provide air quality monitoring at sites throughout the state.

Increase the number of consultations with industry regarding the economic benefit of practices that reduce air pollution.

Audit asbestos removal training courses so all workers handling asbestos receive training in the proper techniques. Proper training minimizes health risks to the public and the worker.

Implement an emissions trading program to encourage the most cost efficient methods of reducing air emissions.

Objective 2
Reduce the average quarterly concentrations of lead in ambient air.

Objective Measures
Reduced quarterly lead concentration levels near lead smelters

Reduction in the average blood lead levels in children as measured by the Missouri Department of Health

Strategy Implement and develop State Implementation Plans for lead facilities with compliance schedules and contingency measures.

Objective 3
By 2005, reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to 1990 levels.

Objective Measures
Estimated trends in tons of emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)

Estimated trends in tons of emissions of methane (CH4)

Estimated trends in tons of emissions of nitrous oxide (N20) and other greenhouse gasses

Tons of coal, barrels of petroleum, cubic feet of natural gas consumed

Strategies
Update, analyze and report energy-related and greenhouse gas emissions trends and projections data and related economic data for general public and decisions makers as part of Energy and Environmental Indicators report.

Disseminate best available state, regional and national data and general climate protection information, including data from the DNR 1995 Greenhouse Gas Source Inventory, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Trends Report, Report of Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Options, and Greenhouse Gas Fact Sheets.

Provide technical and financial assistance to facilitate policy actions that can benefit the state economy and environment to resolve long-term problem of global climate change. Any strategies that promote greater efficiency in the use of fossil fuels, or displacement of fossil fuels by renewable or alternative resources will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Objective 4
Improve Missouri’s ambient visibility in sensitive areas.

Objective Measures
Increase in the number of days with visibility range greater than fifty miles at Hercules Glade and Mingo National Wilderness Areas

Strategy
Issue preconstruction permits under New Source Review and Prevention of Significant Deterioration programs.

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