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.

A Notice of Public Hearing for the amendments to Rules 2-1 and 2-5 was published in regional media on October 14, 2021. An updated Notice of Public Hearing is forthcoming, and will include information on updated comment period deadlines. The updated Notice of Public Hearing and related proposal package materials will be made available on the Air District’s website.

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:

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

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Regulation 2PermitsDecember 15, 2021
Regulation 2
Rule Name:
Permits
Expected Hearing Date:
December 15, 2021
Rule Status:
Proposed
Air District Staff Contact:
  • Mark Tang
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4778
Comments Due:
11/15/2021
Description:
The Regulation specifies the requirements for authorities to construct and permits to operate.
 

Comments Due

11/15/2021

Rule Status

Proposed

Air District Staff Contact

  • Mark Tang
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4778

Description

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

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

Throughout the rule development process, we provide information on upcoming and past workshops, hearings, and other events.

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8/24/2021Virtual Public Workshop on Draft Amendments to Rules 2-1 and 2-5Workshop Agenda - August Workshop - Permitting Rules 2-1 and 2-5


Workshop Presentation - August Workshop - Permitting Rules 2-1 and 2-5
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Event:
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.
 

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Tuesday, August 24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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

Webinar Transcript

Event Contact

  • Jacob Finkle
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8435
7/1/2021Community Equity, Health & Justice CommitteeCommittee Agenda


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5/12/2021Virtual Public Workshop on Concepts to Amend Regulation 2: PermitsNot yet available

Regulation 2 Workshop Presentation - May 12, 2021
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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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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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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

Also available in:
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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

Documents

Supporting materials, such as staff reports, regulatory language, and other technical documents related to rule development, are posted throughout the development process.

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Workshop Report - Draft Amendments to Rules 2-1 and 2-5 - Permits

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Workshop Notice - August 2021

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Appendix A - Draft Amendments to Rule 2-1
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Comments

The Air District provides opportunities for the public to submit comments throughout the development process, and posts comments received during the open public comment periods.

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Last Updated: 10/14/2021