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  • Temecula Valley Wine Country Community Plan
  • Air Quality

    Temecula Valley Wine Country Community Plan

    Client: Riverside County Transportation & Land Management Agency

    Market Sector: General Real Estate, Entertainment, Residential, Research/Advisory

    Project Location: Temecula, CA

    ESA PCR completed the technical analyses of air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts to support the Programmatic EIR regarding the proposed Temecula Valley Wine Country Community Plan.  The Plan provides a blueprint for growth to ensure that future development activities will enhance the quality of life in the region.

    ESA PCR worked closely with the County’s planning and legal staff to define appropriate GHG significance criteria and assessment methodology and then calculated daily and annual emissions of air pollutants and GHGs.

    ESA PCR scientists and engineers later developed and refined GHG mitigation strategies to address unique sources and proposed zoning of the area resulting in a GHG Workbook.  The Workbook would serve as a guidance document to be used by applicants and County planning staff to determine consistency with proposed GHG reduction strategies and the appropriate level of environmental review necessary to implement projects proposed under the Specific Plan.

    Practices Involved:

    • Climate Change
    • Air Quality

  • Vernon Housing Element Health Risk Assessment
  • Air Quality

    Vernon Housing Element Health Risk Assessment

    Client: City of Vernon

    Market Sector: Government, Advisory, Residential

    Project Location: Vernon, CA

    ESA PCR performed a constraints analysis and detailed health risk assessment (HRA) to assist the primarily industrial City of Vernon identify candidate sites for housing for an update to the General Plan Housing Element.  Vernon’s candidate sites included six locations for single- or multi-family residential development, and two sites for potential zoning to allow for transitional housing developments.

    • ESA PCR conducted a comprehensive review of SCAQMD air quality data and aerial images, and performed field surveys to identify permitted sources within a ¼-mile of each candidate site emitting toxic air contaminants (TACs), as well as rail lines and heavy-duty truck warehousing.
    • ESA PCR evaluated the suitability of future residential uses at each of the candidate sites and provided a qualitative assessment based on their situation relative to TAC buffer distances and toxic end points for each regulated substance at facilities with regulated substances.
    • For the most suitable candidate sites, ESA PCR then performed a refined HRA to quantify exposure to stationary and mobile sources.

    Practices Involved:

    • Air Quality