Mitigation Strategy Fact Sheets

Setbacks

Mitigation Strategy Fact Sheets

ADVISORY RECOMMENDATIONS*

Freeways and High Traffic Roads

  • Avoid locating sensitive land uses within 500 feet of a freeway, urban roads within 100,000 vehicles/day, or rural roads with 50,000 vehicles/day.

Distribution Centers

  • Do not site sensitive land uses within 1,000 feet of a distribution center with 100 trucks per day or 40 trucks with operating transport refrigeration units.
  • Avoid locating residences and sensitive land uses near entry and exit ports.

Rail Yards

  • Avoid siting sensitive land uses within 1,000 feet of a service and maintenance rail yard.
  • Within one mile of a rail yard location, consider mitigation strategies, like plating vegetative buffers

Ports

  • Avoid siting sensitive land sues downwind of ports in heavily impacted zones.
  • Consult local districts of MDEQ on status of pending analysis of health risks

Refineries

  • Avoid siting sensitive land uses downwind of petroleum refineries.
  • Consult local districts and local agencies for appropriate separation

Chrome Platers

  • Avoid siting sensitive land uses within 1,000 feet of a chrome plater.

Dry Cleaners using Perchloroethylene

  • Avoid siting sensitive land uses within 300 feet of any dry cleaning operation. For operations with two or more machines, provide 500 feet.
  • Do not site sensitive land uses in a building with dry cleaning operations.

Gasoline Dispensing Facilities

  • Avoid siting sensitive land uses within 300 feet of large gas stations (facilities with 3/6 million gallons per year or greater).
  • A 50 foot separation is recommended for typical gas dispensing facilities

1. Table adapted from: The California Environmental Protection Agency. 2005. Air Quality and Land Use Handbook. Available: https://www.arb.ca.gov/ch/handbook.pdf