Rules Under Development

Updated 6/11/2024

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

At a Public Hearing on June 5, 2024 the Air District Board of Directors adopted amendments to Regulation 3: Fees. The amended Regulation 3 becomes effective July 1, 2024. For more information, please visit the Regulation 3 2024 Amendments web page.

The Air District is currently accepting comments on Proposed Amendments to Rule 8-18 and related materials, including the Staff Report and CEQA Initial Study and Negative Declaration. Written comments will be accepted through June 22, 2024. A Public Hearing will be held on September 4, 2024. For more information, please visit the Rule 8-18 Amendments web page.

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:

AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule

AB 617 requires air districts to implement Best Available Retrofit Control Technology, or BARCT, on pollution sources located at facilities subject to the Cap-and-Trade program. The Air District has developed and adopted an Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule to meet these requirements.

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.

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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.

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Last Updated: 6/11/2024