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Permit Regulation Changes
Learn about the Air District’s Permits Regulation and proposed changes to selected rules under this regulation.
The Permits Regulation describes the requirements for permits issued by the Air District. These permitting programs protect public health by limiting air pollutants such as precursor organic compounds (POC), non-precursor organic compounds (NPOC), particulate matter (PM), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), lead (Pb), toxic air contaminants, and greenhouse gases.
In December 2012, the Air District Board of Directors adopted changes to the following rules. The U.S. EPA published limited approval/disapproval of Regulation 2, Rules 1 and 2, in the Federal Register on August 1, 2016. These first two revised rules became effective in their entirety as of August 31, 2016. Regulation 2, Rule 6 is not effective until approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
The U.S. EPA will publish a notice in the Federal Register when it approves the amendments to Regulation 2, Rule 6, along with the effective date.
The purpose of these changes is to:
The Air District’s training presentation, entitled New Source Review Permitting Under Regulation 2, Rule 2: Introduction to Recent Regulatory Changes(4 Mb PDF, 115 pgs), and the Complex Permitting Handbook for BAAQMD New Source Review Permitting(3 Mb PDF, 208 pgs)1 are designed to help applicants learn about important changes to the “New Source Review”permitting rules that came into effect on August 31, 2016. The training focuses on the more complex permitting issues that arise at major facilities such as power plants, petroleum refineries, chemical plants, factories, and other large industrial facilities.
An archive of the webcast of the Technical Workshop and Training Session on Revised New Source Review Rules held on September 30, 2016, is also available.
The table below contains documents related to the Permits Regulation amendments, including draft amendments, draft reports, public notices, comments, and workshop materials.
After consideration of the comments received, the proposed rules and their supporting documentation were further amended.
Open Burn Status and Underground Tanks
No Spare the Air Alert in Effect
Air Quality Widgets
Last Updated: 6/9/2015