Regulation 2: Permits - 2021 Amendments to Rules 2-1 and 2-5 (Under Development)

Learn about the Air District's development process for amendments to Regulation 2: Permits, Rules 2-1 and 2-5, which state general permitting requirements and the requirements for air toxics permitting.

Find out about the status of the rule development process. Information on hearings, workshops, and other events is provided below. Supporting documents and materials will be posted shortly.

The Air District is currently evaluating draft amendments to specific rules within Regulation 2: Permits that pertain to new and modified sources of air pollution. These rules require permit applicants to apply for and demonstrate compliance with various emissions and exposure requirements to protect Bay Area air quality. In response to concerns regarding localized differences in air quality, the Air District seeks to amend relevant portions of permitting rules to help ensure communities that are overburdened by poor air quality and health vulnerabilities are further protected from sources of air pollution. Air District staff is evaluating potential changes to two rules–Rules 2-1 and 2-5–under the Permitting Regulation to minimize emissions to the environment and exposure to air pollutants by Bay Area residents. Staff would like to receive feedback from the public on draft amendments to the Permitting Regulation.

The Air District will hold a virtual public workshop via Zoom on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 6-8 PM to present and discuss draft amendments to Rules 2-1 and 2-5. The Air District has released a Workshop Notice as well as a Workshop Report, draft rule amendment language, and other supporting documents:

Written comments on the Workshop Report, draft rule language, and accompanying materials will be accepted through Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 5:00 PM. Written comments on these materials may be submitted to:

    Jacob Finkle
    Bay Area Air Quality Management District
    375 Beale Street, Suite 600
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    or by email at

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Regulation 2
Rule Name:
Permits
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Rule Status:
Draft
Air District Staff Contact:
  • Jacob Finkle
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8435
Comments Due:
9/1/2021
Description:
The Regulation specifies the requirements for authorities to construct and permits to operate.
 

Comments Due

9/1/2021

Rule Status

Draft

Air District Staff Contact

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

Description

The Regulation specifies the requirements for authorities to construct and permits to operate.

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

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8/24/2021Virtual Public Workshop on Draft Amendments to Rules 2-1 and 2-5Not yet available
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Virtual Public Workshop on Draft Amendments to Rules 2-1 and 2-5
Date & Time:
Tuesday, August 24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Event Contact:
  • Jacob Finkle
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8435
Event Description:
During the workshop, the Air District will present information on the draft rule amendments to Rules 2-1 and 2-5 and take comments and questions from the public. The workshop will be held via Zoom, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 

Date & Time

Tuesday, August 24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Click the Join button to join via Zoom (link will be active 5 minutes before meeting time). To join via phone: +1 669 900 6833; Meeting ID: 890 9601 5366
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Event Description

During the workshop, the Air District will present information on the draft rule amendments to Rules 2-1 and 2-5 and take comments and questions from the public. The workshop will be held via Zoom, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Other Documents

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Event Contact

  • Jacob Finkle
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8435
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Regulation 2 Workshop Presentation - May 12, 2021
 
5/12/2021
Event:
Virtual Public Workshop on Concepts to Amend Regulation 2: Permits
Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 12
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Regulation 2 Workshop Presentation - May 12, 2021
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Event Contact:
  • Jacob Finkle
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8435
Event Description:
During the workshop, the Air District will present potential concepts to amend the Permitting Rules and receive comments and questions from the public. The workshop will be held via Zoom, consistent with current public health orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 12
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Scheduled

Location

Web Stream Only

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Event Description

During the workshop, the Air District will present potential concepts to amend the Permitting Rules and receive comments and questions from the public. The workshop will be held via Zoom, consistent with current public health orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Other Documents

Workshop Notice - Permitting Regulation

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Frequently Asked Questions: Air District Permitting


Concept Paper – Concepts to Amend the Air District’s Permitting Rules in Response to Localized Differences in Air Quality and Permitting in Overburdened Communities - Regulation 2

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Concept Paper Appendix A: Permitting Processes and Land Use Considerations


Concept Paper Appendix B: Additional Concurrent Efforts and Changes Not Recommended at This Time

Event Contact

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

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Workshop Notice - August 2021

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Workshop Report - Draft Amendments to Rules 2-1 and 2-5 - Permits
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Appendix A - Draft Amendments to Rule 2-1
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Appendix B - Draft Amendments to Rule 2-5
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Draft Amendments to the Air District Health Risk Assessment Guidelines
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Last Updated: 7/23/2021