Indirect Source Rule Task Force
The NAIOP SoCal Indirect Source Rule (ISR) Task Force was established to review rules under development by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) that would impose new regulations on warehouse owners and operations.
Due to the substantial impact these regulations would have an NAIOP SoCal members, the Task Force was established as part of our advocacy work. The Task force will meet on a regular basis to receive updates on the development of the rule and provide input on NAIOP SoCal’s position and comment to AQMD on this issue.
If you have interest in joining the Task Force, please contact Becky Ezell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 550-0309.
Oppose New Taxes and Regulations on Warehouses: Action Needed
On May 7, 2021, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Board of Governors will consider adopting onerous new regulations and taxes (ISR) targeting over 3,000 Southern California warehouses.
The regulation proposed by SCAQMD would require warehouse operators with more than 100,000 square feet of indoor space to reduce emissions by limiting the number of trucks that can come to their building and pay a “mitigation fee.”
Initially, this rule will cost warehouse operators nearly a dollar per square foot, every single year, with NO SUNSET DATE. Annual increases are expected thereafter with no limit on this new endless tax. Warehouse operators would be required to track and report all truck trips and the rule imposes costly, duplicative requirements on top of California Air Resources Board's already stringent rules.
We are asking NAIOP members, as well as warehouse operators, to communicate directly to SCAQMD Board members to oppose this tax. NAIOP SoCal has launched a new digital platform that allows you to customize a message and communicate directly to all 13 members of the SCAQMD Board of Governors. We encourage you to voice your concerns repeatedly during the 8 weeks prior to the May 7 vote. Please click the link below to take action:
Take Action Now to Oppose the Tax on Warehouses
We also encourage you to reach out to your locally elected city council and mayor – many of whom have no idea of this proposed tax on businesses in their communities.
Please be sure to customize your message on the impact the new tax would have on your business, jobs and consumers. Thank you for taking action in opposition to this illegal tax.