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
20166/30/2016Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Fee Increase
2016
Date:
6/30/2016
Document:
Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Fee Increase
20164/7/2016Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Compliance Advisory
2016
Date:
4/7/2016
Document:
Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Compliance Advisory
20157/1/20152015 Asbestos Fee Increase
2015
Date:
7/1/2015
Document:
2015 Asbestos Fee Increase
20146/25/2014Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Fee Increase
2014
Date:
6/25/2014
Document:
Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Fee Increase
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
Document:
19932/4/1993Applicability Determiniation - Sheetrock Joint Compund
1993
Date:
2/4/1993
Document:
Applicability Determiniation - Sheetrock Joint Compund
20066/21/2006Asbestos Control Requirements for Pipe Bursting and Pipe Reaming
2006
Date:
6/21/2006
Document:

Bulk Terminals and Bulk Plants

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
201110/27/2011Gasoline Bulk Terminal Maintenance and Repair Requirement
2011
Date:
10/27/2011
Document:
201110/27/2011Gasoline Bulk Plant Maintenance and Repair Requirement
2011
Date:
10/27/2011
Document:
201011/16/2010New Compliance Deadlines for Gasoline Bulk Terminals and Gasoline Cargo Tanks (Regulation 8, Rule 33)
2010
Date:
11/16/2010
201011/16/2010New Emission and Reporting Requirements for Gasoline Bulk Plants and Gasoline Cargo Tanks (Regulation 8, Rule 39)

Climate Change

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

Coatings

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20122/3/2012Regulation 8-32 Formaldehyde Emissions Estimates and Reporting Requirements for Wood Products Coatings
2012
Date:
2/3/2012
20119/1/2011Regulation 8-3: Architectural Coatings, Upcoming Compliance Deadline for New VOC Limits
2011
Date:
9/1/2011
20103/15/2010New and revised requirements for wood products coatings
2010
Date:
3/15/2010
Document:
20094/8/2009Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Coating Operations
2009
Date:
4/8/2009
Document:
Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Coating Operations
20094/8/2009Rule Changes for Mobile Refinishing Operation
2009
Date:
4/8/2009
Document:
Rule Changes for Mobile Refinishing Operation
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
2009
Date:
6/15/2009
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:
New Architectural Coating Requirements
20102/25/2010New Requirement Prohibiting Possession of Non-compliant Coatings
2010
Date:
2/25/2010
Document:
20118/1/2011New Requirement Prohibiting Use of Atomized Spray Techniques to Apply Resins to Open Molds
2011
Date:
8/1/2011
201011/3/2010New Requirements for Polyester Resin Operations, Reg 8-50
2010
Date:
11/3/2010
Document:

Combustion Equipment

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20122/6/2012Boiler Certification Requirement Reminder
2012
Date:
2/6/2012
Document:
Boiler Certification Requirement Reminder
201112/23/2011Reg. 9-8: New Emission Limits for Stationary IC Engines
2011
Date:
12/23/2011
Document:
Reg. 9-8: New Emission Limits for Stationary IC Engines
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
2011
Date:
7/7/2011
20117/7/2011Updated Frequently Asked Questions: Boilers and the Air District's Regulation 9, Rule 7
2011
Date:
7/7/2011
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
Document:
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
2008
Date:
1/17/2008

Dry Cleaner

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20102/25/2010Third Notice- Facilities subject to Phase-Out of Perchloroethylene (PERC) Dry Cleaning Operations
2010
Date:
2/25/2010
20105/4/2010Phase-out of Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Machines- Cantonese
2010
Date:
5/4/2010
Document:
20105/4/2010Phase-out of Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Machines- English
2010
Date:
5/4/2010
Document:
20105/4/2010Phase-out of Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Machines- Korean
2010
Date:
5/4/2010
Document:
20105/4/2010Phase-out of Percholorethylene Dry Cleaning Machines- Spanish
2010
Date:
5/4/2010
Document:
20096/1/2009New Requirements for Perchloroethylene and Synthetic Solvent Dry Cleaning Operations
2009
Date:
6/1/2009
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
2009
Date:
12/16/2009

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
2014
Date:
3/14/2014
20136/4/2013Aboveground Storage Tanks Phase I EVR Upgrade Deadline
2013
Date:
6/4/2013
Document:
Aboveground Storage Tanks Phase I EVR Upgrade Deadline
20133/18/2013Attn: GDF Testing Contractors: Updated Procedures for Notification and Submission of GDF Source Tests
2013
Date:
3/18/2013
20133/8/2013Standing Loss Control Requirements for Aboveground Storage Tanks
2013
Date:
3/8/2013
Document:
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:
California Air Resources Board: VST Nozzle Daily Check
20105/24/2010September 1, 2010 Deadline to Install In-Station Diagnostic (ISD)
2010
Date:
5/24/2010
Document:
20093/20/2009Enforcement Program for Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) Phase II April 1, 2009 Deadline
2009
Date:
3/20/2009
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
2006
Date:
4/3/2006
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
Document:
20141/13/2014EMP Template
2014
Date:
1/13/2014
Document:
EMP Template
20143/27/2014Regulation 6-4 Emissions Minimization Plan Template
2014
Date:
3/27/2014
Document:
Regulation 6-4 Emissions Minimization Plan Template
20143/27/2014Guidance to Prepare Regulation 6-4 Emissions Minimization Plan
2014
Date:
3/27/2014
Document:
20136/17/2013Foundry and Forging, Regulation 12-13, Operation and Maintenance Requirements
2013
Date:
6/17/2013
20138/27/2013Foundry and Forge Recordkeeping Requirements
2013
Date:
8/27/2013
Document:
Foundry and Forge Recordkeeping Requirements
20138/27/2013Regulation 6, Rule 4, Metal Recycling and Shredding Recordkeeping Requirements
2013
Date:
8/27/2013

Open Burning

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20166/22/20162016 Open Burning Fees Compliance Advisory
2016
Date:
6/22/2016
Document:
2016 Open Burning Fees Compliance Advisory
20157/1/20152015 Open Burning Fee Updates
2015
Date:
7/1/2015
Document:
2015 Open Burning Fee Updates
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:
New Online Payment Options for Open Burning Fees
20137/18/2013New Open Burn Fees for Prescribed, Marsh and Stubble Burns
2013
Date:
7/18/2013
Document:
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:
New Procedures for Spring Marsh Burning
20055/9/2005Prohibition on Burning Chemically Treated Wooden Grapestakes
2005
Date:
5/9/2005
Document:
20068/24/2006Approval Procedures for Fall 2006 Marsh Burn Season
2006
Date:
8/24/2006
Document:
Approval Procedures for Fall 2006 Marsh Burn Season
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:
2013 Fleet Emission Requirements and Reporting
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:
CEM - Revision to Span Gas Protocol
20066/30/2006Reportable Compliance Activity (RCA) Policies (previously referred to as "Episodes")
2006
Date:
6/30/2006
200412/3/2004Breakdown Excess Emission Calculations
2004
Date:
12/3/2004
Document:
Breakdown Excess Emission Calculations

Restaurants

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

Solid Waste Disposal Sites

YearDateDocumenttable-mobile-only-column
20133/11/2013Operating Practices for Solid Waste Disposal Facilities
2013
Date:
3/11/2013
Document:
Operating Practices for Solid Waste Disposal Facilities
20132/1/2013Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Annual Report
2013
Date:
2/1/2013
Document:
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Annual Report
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
201210/2/2012Wood Smoke FAQs 2012
2012
Date:
10/2/2012
Document:
Wood Smoke FAQs 2012
201111/11/2011Sellers, Manufacturers, Installers of New and Used Wood-Burning Devices
2011
Date:
11/11/2011
Document:
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
2009
Date:
1/12/2009
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:
Commuter Benefits Registration Reminder
20146/12/2014Commuter Benefits, Regulation 14, Rule 1, Field Employee Clarification
2014
Date:
6/12/2014
Document:
20143/3/2014Regulation 12-13 Emissions Minimization Plan Guidance Document
2014
Date:
3/3/2014
Document:
20143/3/2014Regulation 12-13 Emissions Monitoring Plan Template
2014
Date:
3/3/2014
Document:
Regulation 12-13 Emissions Monitoring Plan Template
201310/17/2013Tank Degassing Requirements for Regulation 8, Rule 5, Organic Liquid Stora