Regulation 13 Rule 2: Organic Material Handling and Composting Operations

Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 13, Rule 2, which would reduce emissions of methane and odors from organic material handling 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 rule to address emissions of methane and odors from facilities processing organic materials in the Bay Area. Regulation 13, Rule 2: Organic Material Handling aims to minimize these emissions, and is part of the Air District's Basin-Wide Methane Strategy (as outlined in the 2017 Clean Air Plan). Rule 13-2 may include requirements for best management practices, odor impact monitoring, and enhanced odor control standards.

A series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-2 and other rule development activity addressing climate pollutants, odors, VOCs, and toxics was held in late 2018. A concept paper discussing the development of Rule 13-2 and Rule 13-3 was made available for these workshops.

In June 2019, the Air District will host another series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-2 and other rule development activity for climate pollutants. For details on the workshops, see the Events section of this page.

The Air District has released a workshop report and draft amendments to Rule 13-2 and is accepting comments on these materials through July 8, 2019.

Comments can be submitted to:

Robert Cave
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Or by email to

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 Report - Draft Regulation 13, Rule 2: Organic Material Handling and Composting Operations
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Draft Regulation 13, Rule 2: Organic Material Handling and Composting Operations
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Regulation 13 Rules 2 and 3 - Concept Paper
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Workshop Presentation - Rule 13-2: Organic Material Handling and Rule 13-3: Composting Operations
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Last Updated: 8/9/2019