Rules Under Development

Updated 11/17/2017

Find information on the Air District's rule development efforts, including draft rule documents, opportunities for public participation, and public workshop materials.

Updated 11/17/2017

The Air District develops rules and regulations to improve local air quality and protect the health of Bay Area residents.

The Air District’s process for creating and modifying rules and regulations involves developing technical assessments, hosting stakeholder meetings and public workshops, developing draft rules and amendments, and evaluating potential impacts of the rule.

Throughout the rule development process, upcoming events, notices, materials, and reports will be available online for individual rules currently under modification or development.

New rules and amendments that have been adopted by the Air District's Board of Directors can be found in the list of Current Rules. Recently adopted rules and amendments include:

Current Rules Under Development

Note that the Air District is currently updating the structure of the Rule Development section of the website, and information on all rules under development may not be listed immediately. Additional information will be posted as this update progresses.

 Rule #Rule NameExpected Hearing Datetable-mobile-only-column
Regulation 12 Rule 16Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas Emissions LimitsJune 21, 2017
Regulation 12 Rule 16
Expected Hearing Date:
June 21, 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of this rule is to set numeric limits on refinery emissions of greenhouse gases.

Rule Status:
Proposed
Contact:
  • Gregory Nudd
  • Air Quality Program Manager, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4786
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Proposed

Contact

  • Gregory Nudd
  • Air Quality Program Manager, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4786

Description

The purpose of this rule is to set numeric limits on refinery emissions of greenhouse gases.

Regulation 13 Rule 1Petroleum refining carbon intensity limits or facility-wide GHG emission limits4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 13 Rule 1
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of this rule is to limit the carbon intensity and combustion emissions of petroleum refineries.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of this rule is to limit the carbon intensity and combustion emissions of petroleum refineries.

Regulation 2 Rule 1Permits – General RequirementsDecember 6, 2017
Regulation 2 Rule 1
Expected Hearing Date:
December 6, 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the changes and amendments to the Air District's Permit Regulation is to enhance the effectiveness of New Source Review and Title V programs.

Rule Status:
Proposed
Contact:
  • Greg Stone
  • Supervising Air Quality Engineer, Engineering
  • 415.749.4745
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Proposed

Contact

  • Greg Stone
  • Supervising Air Quality Engineer, Engineering
  • 415.749.4745

Description

The purpose of the changes and amendments to the Air District's Permit Regulation is to enhance the effectiveness of New Source Review and Title V programs.

Regulation 2 Rule 2Permits – New Source ReviewDecember 6, 2017
Regulation 2 Rule 2
Expected Hearing Date:
December 6, 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the changes and amendments to the Air District's Permit Regulation is to enhance the effectiveness of New Source Review and Title V programs.

Rule Status:
Proposed
Contact:
  • Greg Stone
  • Supervising Air Quality Engineer, Engineering
  • 415.749.4745
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Proposed

Contact

  • Greg Stone
  • Supervising Air Quality Engineer, Engineering
  • 415.749.4745

Description

The purpose of the changes and amendments to the Air District's Permit Regulation is to enhance the effectiveness of New Source Review and Title V programs.

Regulation 2 Rule 4Permits – Emissions BankingDecember 6, 2017
Regulation 2 Rule 4
Expected Hearing Date:
December 6, 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the changes and amendments to the Air District's Permit Regulation is to enhance the effectiveness of New Source Review and Title V programs.

Rule Status:
Proposed
Contact:
  • Greg Stone
  • Supervising Air Quality Engineer, Engineering
  • 415.749.4745
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Proposed

Contact

  • Greg Stone
  • Supervising Air Quality Engineer, Engineering
  • 415.749.4745

Description

The purpose of the changes and amendments to the Air District's Permit Regulation is to enhance the effectiveness of New Source Review and Title V programs.

Regulation 2 Rule 6Permits – Major Facility ReviewDecember 6, 2017
Regulation 2 Rule 6
Expected Hearing Date:
December 6, 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the changes and amendments to the Air District's Permit Regulation is to enhance the effectiveness of New Source Review and Title V programs.

Rule Status:
Proposed
Contact:
  • Greg Stone
  • Supervising Air Quality Engineer, Engineering
  • 415.749.4745
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Proposed

Contact

  • Greg Stone
  • Supervising Air Quality Engineer, Engineering
  • 415.749.4745

Description

The purpose of the changes and amendments to the Air District's Permit Regulation is to enhance the effectiveness of New Source Review and Title V programs.

Regulation 6Particulate matter - General provisions, definitions, and test methods4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 6
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Regulation 6 Rule 1Particulate matter - General requirements4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 6 Rule 1
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Regulation 6 Rule 6Prohibition of trackout4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 6 Rule 6
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Regulation 6 Rule 7Roofing Asphalt4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 6 Rule 7
Rule Name:
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Regulation 6 Rule 8Bulk material storage and handling4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 6 Rule 8
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Technical Services
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Public Workshops and Materials

View scheduled dates for workshops and hearings on proposed rules. 

Note that as as of June 1, 2017, information regarding rule development regulatory workshops and public hearings will be consolidated onto the individual pages for rules under development that are linked from the table above . The Regulatory Workshops and Public Hearings pages will serve only as a source of archived historical information.

Contact Us

Gregory Nudd
Air Quality Program Manager, Technical Services

415.749.4786

Victor Douglas
Principal Air Quality Specialist, Technical Services

415.749.4752

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Last Updated: 11/17/2017