▄ Air Quality Data
▄ Appendix I
▄ Climate Change
▄ Health Issues
▄ JAC Success
▄ La Paz Agreement
▄ Ozone Action Day
▄ Priority Issues
▄ Strategic Plan
▄ Your World
JAC Priority Issues
1.0. Mobile Sources:
1.1. Enforce vehicle importation regulations.
1.2. Strengthen Vehicle I / M Programs.
1.3. Promote Dedicated Commuter Lanes (D.C.L.) to expedite crossing at international bridges.
1.4. Require the distribution of seasonally appropriate gasoline such as the same low-RVP gasoline
during summer & oxygenated gasoline during the winter.
1.5. Improve and promote the transit system.
1.6. Improve vehicle traffic flow.
1.7. (New) Reduce the vehicle wait time at the international Ports of Entry.
2.0. Industrial / Commercial / Service Sector -- Area / Point Sources:
2.1. Recommend to the industrial, commercial, and service sectors, as well as government, the implementation
of voluntary programs, beyond compliance with rules and regulations, for the reduction of total
combustion emissions, suspended particles and VOC's.
2.2. Regulate the use of fuels and promote cleaner technologies in the fabrication of brick.
2.3. Strengthen reforestation programs.
2.4. (New) Establish Planning strategies on the operation of the Brickmakers sector.
2.5. (New) Install infrastructure which permits the use of used tires as an alternate fuel.
3.1. Conduct epidemiological studies to assess the health impacts from current exposures to
air pollutants in general.
3.2. Develop health education programs to achieve changes in personal habits regarding care of
the environment, with special emphasis on air quality.
3.3. Institute an Epidemiological Surveillance Program Associated with Air Pollution.
4.0. Air Quality Planning
4.1. Procure resources to expand and update a basin-wide emissions inventory (EI).
4.2. Update and improve a basin-wide VOC emissions inventory (EI).
5.1. Identify and promote Pollution Prevention / Reduction incentive programs
that can be used in conjunction with public and industry outreach
efforts to achieve voluntary compliance and emissions reductions.
6.1. Contribute to the updating of the
State of Chihuahua Ecological Law to coincide with reforms of the
General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection
6.2. Contribute to the updating of Regulations for Cd. Juarez regarding Ecology
and Environment for the municipality of Cd. Juarez
6.3. Promote reforms to regulations specifically for air pollution prevention and control.
6.4. Recommend reforms and standards regarding volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
6.5. (new) Participate in the integration of the Upcoming Binational environmental Programs.
6.6. (new) Update the NOM-086 to include Cd. Juarez as a Critical Zone (non-attainment area)
7.0. Economic Incentives
7.1. Promote the Voluntary Environmental Audit Program; Follow-up on the resulting
agreements and certify "clean industries."
7.2. Promote economic mechanisms of a fiscal, financial & market-based character (e.g.
low interest rate loans, Basin-wide Emissions Reduction Credits Trading, etc.)
to provide incentives for the prevention and control
of air pollution in each country according to its rules and regulations.
7.3. Establish guidelines to promote and implement a basin-wide Clean Air Investment Fund.
8.0. Applied Research and Special Studies
8.1. Promote research projects to characterize the nature of particulate
matter (PM) in the PM2.5 and PM10 fractions within the airshed.
Determine its ambient concentrations; size and mass distribution;
spatial and temporal distribution; and chemical composition (organic
8.2. Develop studies for the determination of VOC emissions factors.
8.3. Coordinate monitoring and research activities
within the airshed. Establish a regional clearing house.
8.4. Undertake a study of the socio-economic and cultural factors which may determine
compliance and non-compliance with air quality rules and regulations.
9.1. Identify potential sources of funding of priority projects