The Air District is Moving

On May 31, the Air District is moving to the Bay Area Metro Center at 375 Beale Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94105.

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
20164/7/2016Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Compliance Advisory   
2016
Date:
4/7/2016
Document:
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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