Regulation 13 Rule 1

Updated 12/17/2018

Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 13, Rule 1, which would address significant leaks and releases of methane in the Bay Area.

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.

The Air District is developing a new regulation to address significant releases of methane in the Bay Area. Regulation 13, Rule 1: Significant Methane Releases would be the Air District’s first rule focused on regulating methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. This regulation is the first step in implementing the Air District's Basin-Wide Methane Strategy (as outlined in the 2017 Clean Air Plan), and is a significant component of the Air District’s climate protection program. Rule 13-1 would include monitoring and repair provisions whenever a significant methane release is discovered.

The Air District has released a Workshop Report and draft Rule 13-1, and is accepting comments through November 13, 2018.

Comments and questions on the Workshop Report and draft Rule 13-1 should be submitted to:

William Thomas Saltz
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Or by email to

A series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-1 and other rule development activity addressing climate pollutants, odors, VOCs, and toxics is planned for late 2018. For details on the workshops, see the Events section of this page.

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Regulation 13 Rule 1Significant Methane ReleasesN/A
Regulation 13 Rule 1
Rule Name:
Significant Methane Releases
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Rule Status:
Draft
Air District Staff Contact:
  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698
Regulation:
Regulation 13
Comments Due:
11/13/2018
Description:

The purpose of this rule is to address emissions from large scale methane releases across all sources in the Bay Area.

 

Comments Due

11/13/2018

Rule Status

Draft

Regulation

Regulation 13

Air District Staff Contact

  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698

Description

The purpose of this rule is to address emissions from large scale methane releases across all sources in the Bay Area.

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

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

We invite you to participate in a series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-1 and other rule development activity for climate pollutants, odors, VOCs, and toxics. The workshops are planned for late 2018, and details on times and locations can be found by clicking on the event in the table below.

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11/8/2018Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, ToxicsNot yet available
 
11/8/2018
Event:
Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics
Date & Time:
Thursday, November 8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
3355 Noble Avenue
San Jose, CA 95132
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Agenda:
Not yet available
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Other Meeting Documents:
Event Contact:
  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698
Event Description:
N/A
 

Date & Time

Thursday, November 8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

3355 Noble Avenue
San Jose, CA 95132

Watch/Listen

This meeting will not be webcast

Event Description

N/A

Other Meeting Documents

Workshop Notice - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

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Workshop Flyer - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

Also available in:
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Event Contact

  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698
11/7/2018Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, ToxicsNot yet available
 
11/7/2018
Event:
Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics
Date & Time:
Wednesday, November 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
Shannon Community Center
11600 Shannon Avenue
Dublin, CA 94568
Watch/Listen:
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Agenda:
Not yet available
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Other Meeting Documents:
Event Contact:
  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698
Event Description:
N/A
 

Date & Time

Wednesday, November 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

Shannon Community Center
11600 Shannon Avenue
Dublin, CA 94568

Watch/Listen

This meeting will not be webcast

Event Description

N/A

Other Meeting Documents

Workshop Notice - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

Also available in:
中文 | Tagalog | Español | tiếng Việt

Workshop Flyer - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

Also available in:
中文 | Tagalog | Español | tiếng Việt

Event Contact

  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698
11/5/2018Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, ToxicsNot yet available
 
11/5/2018
Event:
Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics
Date & Time:
Monday, November 5
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
City of Martinez Council Chambers
525 Henrietta Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Watch/Listen:
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Agenda:
Not yet available
:
Other Meeting Documents:
Event Contact:
  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698
Event Description:
N/A
 

Date & Time

Monday, November 5
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

City of Martinez Council Chambers
525 Henrietta Street
Martinez, CA 94553

Watch/Listen

This meeting will not be webcast

Event Description

N/A

Other Meeting Documents

Workshop Notice - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

Also available in:
中文 | Tagalog | Español | tiếng Việt

Workshop Flyer - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

Also available in:
中文 | Tagalog | Español | tiếng Việt

Event Contact

  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698
11/1/2018Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, ToxicsWorkshop Agenda 11/1/18 - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics


Workshop Presentation - Regulation 13: Climate Pollutants


Workshop Presentation - Rule 13-1: Significant Methane Releases


Workshop Presentation - Rule 13-2: Organic Material Handling and Rule 13-3: Composting Operations
 
11/1/2018
Event:
Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics
Date & Time:
Thursday, November 1
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room
375 Beale St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
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:
Other Meeting Documents:
Event Contact:
  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698
Event Description:
N/A
 

Date & Time

Thursday, November 1
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room
375 Beale St.
San Francisco, CA 94104

Watch/Listen

Webcast Archive

Event Description

N/A

Other Meeting Documents

Workshop Notice - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

Also available in:
中文 | Tagalog | Español | tiếng Việt

Workshop Flyer - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

Also available in:
中文 | Tagalog | Español | tiếng Việt

Event Contact

  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698
4/18/2018
Cancelled
Regulation 13, Rule 1: Significant Methane Releases - Public WorkshopN/A
 
4/18/2018
Event:
Regulation 13, Rule 1: Significant Methane Releases - Public Workshop
Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 18
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Status:
Cancelled
Watch/Listen:
This meeting will not be webcast
Agenda:
N/A
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Other Meeting Documents:
N/A
Event Contact:
  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698
Event Description:
N/A
 

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 18
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
View Full Calendar

Status

Cancelled

Watch/Listen

This meeting will not be webcast

Event Description

N/A

Other Meeting Documents

N/A

Event Contact

  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4698

Documents

Supporting materials, such as staff reports, regulatory language, and other technical documents related to rule development, are posted throughout the development process.

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Workshop Presentation - Rule 13-1: Significant Methane Releases
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Workshop Agenda 11/1/18 - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics
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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.

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Last Updated: 12/17/2018