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Rules Under Development

Updated 5/28/2020

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

Updated 5/28/2020

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.

 Rule #Rule NameExpected Hearing Datetable-mobile-only-column
Regulation 3Fees 2020 Amendment (Under Development)April 15, 2020
June 3, 2020
Regulation 3
Expected Hearing Date:
April 15, 2020
June 3, 2020
Next Upcoming Event:
Board of Directors Special Meeting
6/3/2020 9:00:00 AM
Watch/Listen:
Webcast will stream live on 06/03 at 9:00 AM
Description:
This Regulation establishes fees to be charged for permits, equipment registration, emissions, Hearing Board filings, and other District services.
Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Barry Young
  • Senior Advanced Projects Advisor, Engineering
  • 415.749.4721
 

Next Upcoming Event

Board of Directors Special Meeting
6/3/2020 9:00:00 AM

Watch/Listen

Webcast will stream live on 06/03 at 9:00 AM

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Barry Young
  • Senior Advanced Projects Advisor, Engineering
  • 415.749.4721

Description

This Regulation establishes fees to be charged for permits, equipment registration, emissions, Hearing Board filings, and other District services.

Regulation 6, Rule 5Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units 2020 Amendment (Under Development)November 2020
Regulation 6, Rule 5
Expected Hearing Date:
November 2020
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:
This rule limits the emissions of condensable particulate matter emissions from petroleum refinery fluidized catalytic cracking units (FCCUs) as well as emissions of precursors of secondary particulate matter.
Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • David Joe
  • Assistant Manager, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8623
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • David Joe
  • Assistant Manager, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8623

Description

This rule limits the emissions of condensable particulate matter emissions from petroleum refinery fluidized catalytic cracking units (FCCUs) as well as emissions of precursors of secondary particulate matter.

Regulation 6, Rule 7Roofing Asphalt4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 6, Rule 7
Rule Name:
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
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 Status:
Draft
Contact:
N/A
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

N/A

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.

Regulation 6, Rule 8Bulk material storage and handling4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 6, Rule 8
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
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 Status:
Draft
Contact:
N/A
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

N/A

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.

Regulation 8 Rule 34 Solid Waste Disposal Sites Under DevelopmentN/A
Regulation 8 Rule 34
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:
N/A
Rule Status:
Conceptual
Contact:
  • Laura Cackette
  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4628
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Conceptual

Contact

  • Laura Cackette
  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4628

Description

N/A

Regulation 12, Rule 16Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas Emissions LimitsJune 21, 2017
Regulation 12, Rule 16
Expected Hearing Date:
June 21, 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of this rule is to set numeric limits on refinery emissions of greenhouse gases.

Rule Status:
Proposed
Contact:
  • Gregory Nudd
  • Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, Executive
  • 415.749.4786
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Proposed

Contact

  • Gregory Nudd
  • Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, Executive
  • 415.749.4786

Description

The purpose of this rule is to set numeric limits on refinery emissions of greenhouse gases.

Regulation 13 Climate PollutantsN/A
Regulation 13
Rule Name:
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of this regulation is to establish uniform definitions and requirements for regulating emissions of greenhouse gases and related pollutants.

Rule Status:
Conceptual
Contact:
  • Jacob Finkle
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8435
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Conceptual

Contact

  • Jacob Finkle
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8435

Description

The purpose of this regulation is to establish uniform definitions and requirements for regulating emissions of greenhouse gases and related pollutants.

Regulation 13, Rule 1Significant Methane ReleasesN/A
Regulation 13, Rule 1
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of this rule is to address emissions from large scale methane releases across all sources in the Bay Area.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4698
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4698

Description

The purpose of this rule is to address emissions from large scale methane releases across all sources in the Bay Area.

Regulation 13, Rule 2Organic Material Handling OperationsN/A
Regulation 13, Rule 2
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of this rule is to minimize emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds from facilities processing organic materials.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.5048
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.5048

Description

The purpose of this rule is to minimize emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds from facilities processing organic materials.

Regulation 13, Rule 3Composting OperationsN/A
Regulation 13, Rule 3
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:
The purpose of this rule is to minimize and control emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds from composting operations.
Rule Status:
Conceptual
Contact:
  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.5048
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Conceptual

Contact

  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.5048

Description

The purpose of this rule is to minimize and control emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds from composting operations.

Regulation 13, Rule 4Sewage Treatment and Anaerobic DigestionN/A
Regulation 13, Rule 4
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:
The purpose of this rule is to minimize climate pollutant emissions from municipal sewage treatment and anaerobic digester operations.
Rule Status:
Conceptual
Contact:
  • Compliance & Enforcement
  • General Compliance Information
  • 415.749.4795
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Conceptual

Contact

  • Compliance & Enforcement
  • General Compliance Information
  • 415.749.4795

Description

The purpose of this rule is to minimize climate pollutant emissions from municipal sewage treatment and anaerobic digester operations.

Regulation 13, Rule 5Petroleum Refinery Hydrogen Systems3rd Quarter 2020
Regulation 13, Rule 5
Expected Hearing Date:
3rd Quarter 2020
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:
N/A
Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4698
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • William Saltz
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4698

Description

N/A

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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Gregory Nudd
Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, Executive

415.749.4786

Victor Douglas
Manager, Community Engagement and Policy

415.749.4752

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Last Updated: 5/28/2020