Since the winter of 2009, the AQD has asked that oil and gas operators develop short-term emission reduction plans that can be implemented with one-day notice from an impending elevated ozone forecast. Starting with the winter of 2013, the AQD promoted the expansion of short-term emission reduction measures on ozone action days by all stakeholders, including governmental agencies/entities and the public.
Ozone Contingency Plans
Ozone Contingency Plans (OCPs) identify activities that can reduce emissions and can be implemented upon one-day notice from the AQD of an impending Ozone Action Day (OAD). Examples of ways to reduce emissions on OADs include:
- Deferring non-essential construction and maintenance activities
- Delaying the refueling of trucks and equipment
- Eliminating truck idling when possible
This page provides ozone contingency plan participants with information and forms to implement these contingency plans.