Meeting to Discuss BNSF Railway's Initial Draft of the Richmond
Railyard Diesel Particulate Matter Mitigation Plan
2007, Air Resources Board (ARB) staff presented to the public the draft
railyard health risk assessment (HRA) for the BNSF Railway’s Richmond
Railyard. This HRA was prepared under the 2005 Railroad Agreement
between ARB and Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and BNSF Railway (BNSF). ARB
staff reviewed public comments and incorporated appropriate changes to
finalize the HRA on November 20, 2007.
Consistent with the Agreement, BNSF then began the process to develop an
initial draft railyard mitigation plan for this facility, with ARB staff
providing consultation and technical review on the calculations of
emissions and feasibility of control measures. This is BNSF’s initial
draft railyard mitigation plan which has not been approved or endorsed
by the ARB, but provides a starting point for discussions with community
BNSF and ARB staff would now like to meet with community members and air
district staff to discuss BNSF’s initial draft railyard mitigation plan.
This process will allow the public to discuss the control measures in
the draft plan, and to identify additional control measures to further
reduce the risks identified in the HRA.
The date, time, and location are listed below:
April 23, 2009 (Thursday)
6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Senior Heritage Apartments
1555 Third Street
Richmond, CA 94801
The public meeting notice is located at the ARB website:
presentations will be posted on the day of the meeting. The draft
mitigation plan for the BNSF Richmond Railyard can be found on the ARB
have questions about these documents or upcoming public meetings, please
contact Mr. Harold Holmes, Manager, Engineering
Evaluation Section at (916) 324-8029 or via email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Eugene Yang, Staff Air Pollution
Specialist, Engineering Evaluation Section at (916) 327-1510 or via