Regulation 6: Particulate Matter - Common Definitions and Test Methods

Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 6, 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.


The Air District has been developing a set of new rules and rule amendments to address particulate matter emissions from commercial and industrial sources. These rules and amendments are going to be proposed for adoption at a public hearing of the Board on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  All documents in the hearing package are available to the public in the Documents section below. The comment period for the hearing package, including the rule language and the CEQA Negative Declaration, will remain open through Friday, July 6, 2018.

Regulation 6: Particulate Matter - Common Definitions and Test Methods is an umbrella regulation that would provide a consistent set of definitions and test methods across particulate matter rules. Regulation 6 is being proposed along with new Rule 6-6 and amendments to existing Rule 6-1, to 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. An environmental impact analysis was performed and the Air District has determined that the particulate matter rules and amendments will not have a significant impact; a Negative Declaration, per CEQA, is therefore being proposed.

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Regulation 6Particulate Matter - Common Definitions and Test Methods8/1/2018N/A
Adopted
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 #:
Regulation 6
Rule Name:
Particulate Matter - Common Definitions and Test Methods
Adopted:
8/1/2018
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Contact:
  • Compliance & Enforcement
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Rule Status

Adopted

Contact

  • Compliance & Enforcement
  • General Compliance Information
  • 415.749.4795

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.

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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Regulation 6: Particulate Matter - Common Definitions and Test Methods (Adopted August 1, 2018)
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Regulation 6: Particulate Matter - Rule 5 Particulate Emissions From Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
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Amended Regulation 6, Rule 1 - Final Staff Report
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Amended Regulation 6, Rule 1 - Final Staff Report
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Regulation 6, Rule 6 - Final Staff Report
Technical Support Documents 
Regulation 6, Rule 6 - Final Staff Report
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Public Hearing Notice for Regulation 6; Regulation 6, Rule 1; and Regulation 6, Rule 6
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Contact Us

Compliance & Enforcement
General Compliance Information

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Spare the Air Status
Spare the Air Status
  • Friday,
    9/20

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Saturday,
    9/21

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 8/13/2019