Regulation 6 Rule 8

Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 6, Rule 8, which is part of a set of amendments and new rules under consideration that would reduce emissions of particulate matter from various commercial and industrial operations.

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.

Rule 6-8 is no longer being actively developed as a standalone rule. Instead, requirements for bulk material storage and handling facilities have been incorporated into staff’s proposed amendments to Rule 6-1. This page serves as an archive of the development process for this rule.

The Air District is developing a set of new rules and rule amendments to address particulate matter emissions from commercial and industrial sources. Regulation 6, Rule 8: Bulk Material Storage and Handling addresses particulate matter emissions from dust from handling of materials such as fine solids, sand, and gravel. Rule 6-8 prohibits significant visible emissions, requires prevention and cleanup of material spills, and limits vehicle traffic in order to control dust emissions.

Rule 6-8 is being developed along with amendments to Rule 6-1, new Rules 6-6 and 6-7, and a new umbrella regulation, Regulation 6. These rules and amendments would address particulate matter emissions from a variety of activities and operations. The Air District estimates that hundreds of facilities throughout the Bay Area may be subject to these new rules and amendments.

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Regulation 6 Rule 8Bulk material storage and handling4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 6 Rule 8
Rule Name:
Bulk material storage and handling
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Rule Status:
Draft
Air District Staff Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Principal Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4734
Regulation:
Regulation 6
Comments Due:
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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.

 

Comments Due

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Regulation

Regulation 6

Air District Staff Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Principal Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 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.

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

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

A series of open house/workshop events was held in January and February of 2017. The Air District anticipates releasing the proposed rule language and regulatory package in the 3rd Quarter of 2017, and presenting a proposed final draft to the Air District's Board of Directors for consideration in the 4th Quarter of 2017.

Event Information

There are currently no events scheduled. Please check back.

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.

Documents

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Public Hearing Notice for Regulation 6; Regulation 6, Rule 1; and Regulation 6, Rule 6
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CEQA Notice of Intent to Adopt Negative Declaration for Regulation 6; Regulation 6, Rule 1; and Regulation 6, Rule 6
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CEQA Initial Study and Draft Negative Declaration for Regulation 6; Regulation 6, Rule 1; and Regulation 6, Rule 6
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Amended Manual of Procedures, Volume 1, Part 1 - Assessment of Visible Emissions Opacity
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Proposed Regulation 6: Particulate Matter - Common Definitions and Test Methods
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N/A

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.

No comments have been received at this time. Please check back.

Contact Us

Guy Gimlen
Principal Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy

415.749.4734

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Last Updated: 4/5/2018