Rule Advisories

View Air District rule advisories; these guidance documents help the regulated community maintain compliance with air pollution rules and regulations.

Agriculture Related

Air Toxic Control Measure - ATCM

Asbestos Demolition and Renovation

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20157/1/2015Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Fee Increase   
2015
Date:
7/1/2015
Document:
20146/25/2014Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Fee Increase   
2014
Date:
6/25/2014
Document:
20134/24/2013New Credit and Debit Card Procedures for Asbestos Demo and Reno Operations   
2013
Date:
4/24/2013
20122/28/2012Removal of Asbestos Cement (Transite) Siding and Roofing Products   
2012
Date:
2/28/2012
19932/4/1993Applicability Determiniation - Sheetrock Joint Compund   
1993
Date:
2/4/1993
Document:
20066/21/2006Asbestos Control Requirements for Pipe Bursting and Pipe Reaming   
2006
Date:
6/21/2006

Bulk Terminals and Bulk Plants

Climate Change

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20112/9/2011Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Semiconductors   
2011
Date:
2/9/2011
Document:

Coatings

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20122/3/2012Regulation 8-32 Formaldehyde Emissions Estimates and Reporting Requirements for Wood Products Coatings   
20119/1/2011Regulation 8-3: Architectural Coatings, Upcoming Compliance Deadline for New VOC Limits   
20103/15/2010New and revised requirements for wood products coatings    
2010
Date:
3/15/2010
20094/8/2009Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Coating Operations   
2009
Date:
4/8/2009
20094/8/2009Rule Changes for Mobile Refinishing Operation   
2009
Date:
4/8/2009
Document:
20096/15/2009New Monitoring and Record Keeping Requirements for commercial Digital Printers   
2009
Date:
6/15/2009
20096/15/2009Registration and Reporting Requirements for Graphic Arts Printing and Coating Facilities   
20097/27/2009Manufacturers and Suppliers of Graphic Arts Printing and Coating Operations   
2009
Date:
7/27/2009
20112/15/2011New Architectural Coating Requirements   
2011
Date:
2/15/2011
Document:
20102/25/2010New Requirement Prohibiting Possession of Non-compliant Coatings   
2010
Date:
2/25/2010
20118/1/2011New Requirement Prohibiting Use of Atomized Spray Techniques to Apply Resins to Open Molds   
201011/3/2010New Requirements for Polyester Resin Operations, Reg 8-50   
2010
Date:
11/3/2010

Combustion Equipment

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20122/6/2012Boiler Certification Requirement Reminder   
2012
Date:
2/6/2012
Document:
201112/23/2011Reg. 9-8: New Emission Limits for Stationary IC Engines   
2011
Date:
12/23/2011
20117/7/2011New Air Pollution Emission Limits and Requirements for Boiler Owner/Operators   
2011
Date:
7/7/2011
20117/7/2011New Air Pollution Emission Limits and Certification Requirements for Boiler Manufacturers   
20117/7/2011Updated Frequently Asked Questions: Boilers and the Air District's Regulation 9, Rule 7   
20111/20/2011Air Pollution Emission Limits and Requirements for Boiler Owner/Operators   
2011
Date:
1/20/2011
20111/20/2011Air Pollution Emission Limits and Requirements for Boiler Manufacturers   
2011
Date:
1/20/2011
20111/20/2011Frequently Asked Questions: Boilers and the Air District's Regulation 9, Rule 7   
2011
Date:
1/20/2011
20086/10/2008New Regulation 9, Rule 8, Nitrogen Oxide and Carbon Monoxide Emission Limits for Stationary Internal Combustion Engines   
20081/17/2008New Regulation 9, Rule 6, Emission Limits for Natural Gas-Fired Water Heaters and Boliers   

Dry Cleaner

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20102/25/2010Third Notice- Facilities subject to Phase-Out of Perchloroethylene (PERC) Dry Cleaning Operations   
20105/4/2010Phase-out of Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Machines- Cantonese   
2010
Date:
5/4/2010
20105/4/2010Phase-out of Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Machines- English   
2010
Date:
5/4/2010
20105/4/2010Phase-out of Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Machines- Korean   
2010
Date:
5/4/2010
20105/4/2010Phase-out of Percholorethylene Dry Cleaning Machines- Spanish   
2010
Date:
5/4/2010
20096/1/2009New Requirements for Perchloroethylene and Synthetic Solvent Dry Cleaning Operations   
20087/1/2008New State Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) Requirements for Emissions of Perchloroethylene (PERC) from Dry Cleaning Operations    
200912/16/2009New Requirements for Perchloroethylene (PERC) and Synthetic Solvent Dry Cleaning Operations   

Flares

Gasoline Dispensing Facilities(GDF)/Service Stations

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20143/14/2014Temporary Exemption for Low Throughput ASTs from July 1, 2014 Phase I EVR upgrade Deadline   
20136/4/2013Aboveground Storage Tanks Phase I EVR Upgrade Deadline   
2013
Date:
6/4/2013
20133/18/2013Attn: GDF Testing Contractors: Updated Procedures for Notification and Submission of GDF Source Tests   
20133/8/2013Standing Loss Control Requirements for Aboveground Storage Tanks   
2013
Date:
3/8/2013
20123/30/2012Enforcement Program for Upgrading Gas Stations with Liquid Condensate Trap to Meet Enhanced Vapor Recovery Phase II and In-Station Diagnostics April 1, 2012 Deadline   
20108/31/2010In-Station Diagnostics (ISD) September 1, 2010 Deadline Compliance Agreement Program   
2010
Date:
8/31/2010
20105/28/2010California Air Resources Board: VST Nozzle Daily Check   
2010
Date:
5/28/2010
Document:
20105/24/2010September 1, 2010 Deadline to Install In-Station Diagnostic (ISD)   
2010
Date:
5/24/2010
20093/20/2009Enforcement Program for Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) Phase II April 1, 2009 Deadline   
20086/26/2008Operators of Retail Underground Gasoline Tanks - Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) Phase II Deadline April 1, 2009    
20086/26/2008 Operators of Non-Retail Underground Gasoline Tanks - Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) Phase II Deadline April 1, 2009    
20064/3/2006Gasoline Bulk Fuel Delivery Drivers - Phase I “Out of Order” Tags on Bulk Fueling Delivery Points   
20064/3/2006Operators of Underground Gasoline Tanks - Phase I “Out of Order” Tags on Bulk Fueling Delivery Points   
20058/17/2005ORVR Deadlines   
2005
Date:
8/17/2005
Document:
ORVR Deadlines   
20053/30/2005Phase I EVR Policy   
2005
Date:
3/30/2005
Document:
Phase I EVR Policy   
20053/16/2005EVR Phase I Deadline   
2005
Date:
3/16/2005
Document:
EVR Phase I Deadline   
20048/30/2004EVR Deadline   
2004
Date:
8/30/2004
Document:
EVR Deadline   
20045/17/2004GDF Check Valves   
2004
Date:
5/17/2004
Document:
GDF Check Valves   
20045/5/2004GDF Drain Valves   
2004
Date:
5/5/2004
Document:
GDF Drain Valves   
20041/20/2004Gilbarco VaporVac Testing   
2004
Date:
1/20/2004
Document:
Gilbarco VaporVac Testing   
200312/11/2003EVR Phase II   
2003
Date:
12/11/2003
Document:
EVR Phase II   
20032/26/2003Annual Testing Requirements   
2003
Date:
2/26/2003
Document:
Annual Testing Requirements   

Marine Terminal Operators/Marine Vessels

Metal Facilities

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20141/13/2014Guidance to Prepare Regulation 12-13 Emissions Minimization Plan   
2014
Date:
1/13/2014
20141/13/2014Regulation 12-13, Foundry and Forging Operation Emission Minimization Plan Template   
2014
Date:
1/13/2014
20143/27/2014Regulation 6-4 Metal Shredding and Recycling Operations Emissions Minimization Plan Template   
20143/27/2014Guidance to Prepare Regulation 6-4 Emissions Minimization Plan   
2014
Date:
3/27/2014
20136/17/2013Foundry and Forging, Regulation 12-13, Operation and Maintenance Requirements   
2013
Date:
6/17/2013
20138/27/2013Foundry and Forging , Regulation 12-13, Operations Recordkeeping Requirements   
2013
Date:
8/27/2013
20138/27/2013Regulation 6, Rule 4, Metal Recycling and Shredding Recordkeeping Requirements   
2013
Date:
8/27/2013

Open Burning

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20157/1/2015Open Burning Fees Update   
2015
Date:
7/1/2015
Document:
Open Burning Fees Update   
20146/10/2014Open Burning Fees Update   
2014
Date:
6/10/2014
Document:
Open Burning Fees Update   
20138/19/2013New Online Payment Options for Open Burning Fees   
2013
Date:
8/19/2013
Document:
20137/18/2013New Open Burn Fees for Prescribed, Marsh and Stubble Burns   
2013
Date:
7/18/2013
20137/9/2013New Open Burn Operation Fees   
2013
Date:
7/9/2013
Document:
New Open Burn Operation Fees   
20062/9/2006New Procedures for Spring Marsh Burning   
2006
Date:
2/9/2006
Document:
20055/9/2005Prohibition on Burning Chemically Treated Wooden Grapestakes   
2005
Date:
5/9/2005
20068/24/2006Approval Procedures for Fall 2006 Marsh Burn Season    
2006
Date:
8/24/2006
20099/28/2009Spring 2010 Marsh Burn Season   
2009
Date:
9/28/2009
Document:
Spring 2010 Marsh Burn Season   

Portable Equipment

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20131/23/20132013 Fleet Emission Requirements and Reporting   
2013
Date:
1/23/2013
Document:
200912/23/2009Tier 0 Engines   
2009
Date:
12/23/2009
Document:
Tier 0 Engines   

Reportable Compliance Activities (RCA)

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20051/14/2005 CEM - Revision to Span Gas Protocol    
2005
Date:
1/14/2005
Document:
20066/30/2006Reportable Compliance Activity (RCA) Policies (previously referred to as "Episodes")   
200412/3/2004Breakdown Excess Emission Calculations   
2004
Date:
12/3/2004
Document:

Restaurants

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20131/24/2013Requirements for Restaurants with Under-Fired Charbroilers   
2013
Date:
1/24/2013
20098/3/2009Certification Requirements for Emission Control Devices   
2009
Date:
8/3/2009
20098/3/2009Requirements for Restaurants with New Under Fired Charbroilers   
2009
Date:
8/3/2009
200811/26/2008New Requirements for Restaurants with Chain-Driven Charbroilers    
2008
Date:
11/26/2008

Solid Waste Disposal Sites

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20133/11/2013Operating Practices for Solid Waste Disposal Facilities   
2013
Date:
3/11/2013
20132/1/2013Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Annual Report   
2013
Date:
2/1/2013
Document:
20099/30/2009Limited exemptions   
2009
Date:
9/30/2009
Document:
Limited exemptions   

Vacuum Truck Operations

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20148/5/2014Vacuum Truck Compliance Update   
2014
Date:
8/5/2014
Document:
Vacuum Truck Compliance Update   

Wood Smoke

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
201210/2/2012Regulation 6, Rule 3: Wood-Burning Devices, Frequently Asked Questions   
2012
Date:
10/2/2012
201111/11/2011Sellers, Manufacturers, Installers of New and Used Wood-Burning Devices   
2011
Date:
11/11/2011
20118/17/2011Building and Planning Departments: Approved Wood-Burning Devices for Installation   
2011
Date:
8/17/2011
20117/11/2011Solid Fuel Labeling Requirement    
2011
Date:
7/11/2011
Document:
Solid Fuel Labeling Requirement    
20091/8/2009Attention hearth sellers, manufacturers and installers of new and used hearth products and wood stoves: new Air District requirements for wood-burning device sales and installations    
20091/12/2009Attention firewood suppliers and retailers: new Air District requirements for firewood sales    
20099/22/2008Regulation 6, Rule 3, Woodsmoke advisory alerting all Bay Area Planning and Building Departments that building permits shall not be issued to new construction or remodels with a conventional fireplace after January 1, 2009   
20098/7/2009Regulation 6, Rule 3, Exemption Guidance Document for the Wood Burning Rule    
2009
Date:
8/7/2009
20089/22/2008Regulation 6, Rule 3, Woodsmoke advisory alerting all Bay Area Planning and Building Departments that building permits shall not be issued to new construction or remodels with a conventional fireplace after January 1, 2009   

Other Operations

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
201412/9/2014Commuter Benefits Registration Reminder   
2014
Date:
12/9/2014
Document:
20146/12/2014Commuter Benefits, Regulation 14, Rule 1, Field Employee Clarification   
2014
Date:
6/12/2014
20143/3/2014Regulation 12-13 Emissions Minimization Plan Guidance Document   
2014
Date:
3/3/2014
20143/3/2014Regulation 12-13 Emissions Monitoring Plan Template   
2014
Date:
3/3/2014
Document:
201310/17/2013Tank Degassing Requirements for Regulation 8, Rule 5, Organic Liquid Storage Tanks   
2013
Date:
10/17/2013
20139/9/2013Regulation 8, Rule 18: Leak Minimization Requirement Standards for Petroleum Refineries, Chemical and Bulk Plant, and Bulk Terminals   
20081/17/2008New Regulation 9, Rule 9, Requirements for Stationary Gas Turbines   
2008
Date:
1/17/2008
20076/15/2007New Operational and Reporting Requirements for Regulation 8, Rule 5, Organic Liquid Storage Tanks   
20077/11/2007New Regulation 8, Rule 28, Atmospheric Pressure Relief Devices Reporting and Demonstration Requirements   
20116/13/2011Petroleum Refinery and Chemical Plant Operators: Restricted Operations upon Predicted Excess of Federal and State Ozone Standards (Updated)    

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