Regulation 11 Rule 18 (Adopted November 15, 2017)

Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 11, Rule 18, which would reduce health risks from toxic emissions from existing local facilities.

Find out about the status and anticipated timeline of the rule development process. Information on hearings, workshops, and other events is provided below, along with supporting documents and materials.

Regulation 11, Rule 18: Reduction of Risk from Air Toxic Emissions at Existing Facilities was adopted by the Air District's Board of Directors at a public hearing on November 15, 2017:

The Air District is developing a new regulation to reduce health risks from toxic emissions from existing facilities. Regulation 11, Rule 18: Reduction of Risk from Air Toxic Emissions at Existing Facilities would improve air quality and reduce toxic emissions from facilities ranging in size from large-scale plants like factories and oil refineries to smaller operations like back-up generators and gas stations. The Air District estimates that hundreds of facilities throughout the Bay Area may be subject to the new rule. Rule 11-18 would rely on risk screenings and health risk assessments incorporating recently adopted risk management guidelines and health risk values from the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

In implementing Rule 11-18, Air District staff would conduct site-specific screening analyses for all facilities that report toxic air contaminant emissions, and calculate health prioritization scores based on the amount of toxic air pollution emitted, the degree of toxicity of these pollutants, and the proximity of these facilities to local communities. For facilities found to have priority scores above a certain value, the Air District would conduct health risk assessments. Based on the health risk assessments, facilities found to have a potential health risk above the Risk Action Level would be required to reduce their risk below the Risk Action Level, or install Best Available Retrofit Control Technology for Toxics on all significant sources of toxic emissions.

The Air District has released proposed Rule 11-18: Reduction of Risk from Air Toxic Emissions at Existing Facilities. On September 15, 2017, and October 4, 2017, the Air District made minor clarifications and revisions to the proposed rule language. The Air District accepted public comments on the proposed rule language, recirculated Draft Environment Impact Report, Staff Report, Socioeconomic Impacts, and TBARCT Workbook.

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Regulation 11 Rule 18Reduction of risk from air toxic emissions at existing facilitiesNovember 15, 2017
Regulation 11 Rule 18
Rule Name:
Reduction of risk from air toxic emissions at existing facilities
Expected Hearing Date:
November 15, 2017
Rule Status:
Active
Air District Staff Contact:
  • Victor Douglas
  • Manager, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4752
Regulation:
Regulation 11
Comments Due:
10/25/2017
Description:

The purpose of this rule is to reduce health risks from emissions of toxic air contaminants from existing facilities.

 

Comments Due

10/25/2017

Rule Status

Active

Regulation

Regulation 11

Air District Staff Contact

  • Victor Douglas
  • Manager, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4752

Description

The purpose of this rule is to reduce health risks from emissions of toxic air contaminants from existing facilities.

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

Throughout the rule development process we provide information on upcoming and past workshops, hearings, and other events.

The Air District hosted scoping meetings in November 2016 to solicit public comment on the Notice of Preparation and Initial Study for Rule 11-18. Open house/workshops events were held in November 2016 and March 2017.

The Air District hosted a webinar and informational session on October 12, 2017.

The Air District released proposed rule language and a regulatory package and accepted public comments on these items.  Staff presented a proposed final draft to the Air District’s Board of Directors for consideration on November 15, 2017.

Event Information

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11/15/2017
Event:
Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Date & Time:
Wednesday, November 15
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Agenda:
Board Agenda Part 1 of 3


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Board Agenda Part 3 of 3

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Board Presentations


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Event Contact:
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Event Description:
Public hearing for consideration of Rule 11-18 and certification of EIR for Rule 11-18
 

Date & Time

Wednesday, November 15
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Watch/Listen

Webcast Archive

Audio


Event Description

Public hearing for consideration of Rule 11-18 and certification of EIR for Rule 11-18

Other Meeting Documents

Board Presentations


Board Minutes

Event Contact

N/A

Supporting Materials

Supporting materials, such as staff reports, regulatory language, and other technical documents related to rule development, are posted throughout the development process. Please note that the Air District is currently transitioning this section of the site to a new structure, and the document posting dates shown do not currently reflect the original posting dates.

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Final Socioeconomic Impacts of Proposed Rule 11-18: Reduction of Risk from Air Toxic Emissions at Existing Facilities
Final Adoption Documents 
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Recirculated Final Environmental Impact Report for Rule 11-18
Final Adoption Documents 
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Final Adoption Documents
Description:
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Final Staff Report for Proposed Regulation 11, Rule 18: Reduction of Risk from Air Toxic Emissions at Existing Facilities
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Final Adoption Documents
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Webinar Presentation Regulation 11, Rule 18: Reduction of Risk from Air Toxic Emissions at Existing Facilities
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Draft BAAQMD TBARCT Workbook
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Draft BAAQMD TBARCT Workbook
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Comments

The Air District provides opportunities for the public to submit input throughout the development process, and posts comments received during the open public comment periods. Please note that the Air District is currently transitioning this section of the site to a new structure, and the comment posting dates shown do not currently reflect the original posting dates.

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WSPA Comments (1)

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Description:
Comments on Proposed Rule 12-16 and Draft EIR for Rules 11-18 and 12-16
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Comments on Proposed Rule 12-16 and Draft EIR for Rules 11-18 and 12-16
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Claire Broom et al Comments (1)

Claire Broom et al Comments (2)

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Claire Broom et al Comments (1)

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Comments on Proposed Rule 12-16 and Draft EIR for Rules 11-18 and 12-16
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