Air District Operations

The Air District is taking steps to ensure Bay Area air quality and public health are protected while the shelter-in-place orders are in effect. Permits for businesses adjusting operations to aid in the public health response will also be expedited. Read more... | en Español

Wood Burning Prohibited

Spare the Air Alert in effect through Friday, October 2.  Wood burning is banned.  Burn bans can occur year-round for wildfires. Smoke from wildfires is impacting air quality.  See our hourly air quality data for the most up-to-date information, as well as Press Releases@AirDistrict, and our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.  Sign up for Bay Area Air Alerts.  en Español

Fenceline Monitoring Plans

Read about regulations governing oil refinery fenceline monitoring, and view plans filed by local refineries.

Refinery Emissions Regulations

Fenceline air monitoring at petroleum refineries is used to measure specific pollutants that cross the facility’s fenceline in real time. The systems have the ability to monitor, record, and report air pollutant levels of multiple compounds.

The Air District's Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking Rule includes a requirement that Bay Area refineries establish Air Monitoring Plans and operate fenceline air monitoring systems consistent with guidelines developed by the Air District.

Notice of Public Availability of Petroleum Refinery Air Monitoring Plans

The Air District is releasing the Air Monitoring Plans, or AMPs, for public review and comment. The five Bay Area petroleum refineries prepared these plans subject to Regulation 12, Rule 15: Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking.

Under Regulation 12-15, each Air Monitoring Plan must include:

  • A plan for establishing and operating a fenceline monitoring system to aid in determining specified pollutants that cross the refinery fenceline(s) in real time;
  • Detailed information describing the equipment to be used to monitor, record, and report air pollutant levels; and
  • The siting, operation, and maintenance of this equipment and procedures for implementaing data quality assurance and quality control.

Air Monitoring Plans

Chevron2017 Chevron AMP

2017 Chevron AMP Appendix A

2017 Chevron AMP Appendix B
2017 Chevron AMP

2017 Chevron AMP Appendix A

2017 Chevron AMP Appendix B
Phillips 662017 Phillips 66 AMP
Phillips 66
2017 Phillips 66 AMP
Shell2017 Shell AMP

2017 Shell Draft QAPP
2017 Shell AMP

2017 Shell Draft QAPP
Tesoro2017 Tesoro AMP
2017 Tesoro AMP
Valero2017 Valero AMP
2017 Valero AMP

To learn how to access and comment on the Air Monitoring Plans, please see the Public Notice.

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Last Updated: 9/7/2017