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Regulation I – General Provisions

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 1            Title

06/30/99

Rule 2            Definitions

07/11/17

Rule 4            Review of Rules

01/01/70

Rule 5            Authority to Arrest

03/24/76

Rule 6            Minor Violations

12/15/99

   

Regulation II – Permits

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 10          Permits Required

05/15/96

Rule 10.1       NSPS and NESHAP Requirements

11/08/76

Rule 11          Exemptions from Rule 10 Permit Requirements

05/11/16
 

Rule 12          Registration of Specified Equipment

11/15/00

Rule 12.1       Portable Equipment Registration

05/21/97

Rule 14          Applications

05/30/80

Rule 15          Permit Process-Public Notification

09/18/90

Rule 17          Cancellation of Applications

11/25/81

Rule 18          Action on Applications

09/18/90

Rule 19          Provision of Sampling & Testing Facilities

04/06/93

Rule 19.1       NSPS and NESHAP Sampling and Testing Facilities Requirements

11/08/76

Rule 19.2       Continuous Emission Monitoring Requirements

01/12/79

Rule 19.3       Emission Information

05/15/96

Rule 20          Standards for Granting Permits

04/25/89

Rule 20.1       New Source Review (NSR)-General Provisions
                         *Please see Public Hearings page for more information on recent
                          actions regarding this rule.

11/04/98

Rule 20.2       New Source Review (NSR)-Non-Major Stationary Sources
                         *Please see Public Hearings page for more information on recent
                          actions regarding this rule.

11/04/98

Rule 20.3       New Source Review (NSR)-Major Stationary Sources and                                            Prevention of Significant Deteriortion (PSD) Stationary Sources
                         *Please see Public Hearings page for more information on recent
                          actions regarding this rule.

11/04/98

Rule 20.4       New Source Review (NSR)-Portable Emission Units

04/27/16

Rule 20.5       Power Plants

07/05/79

Rule 20.6       Standards for Permit to Operate Air Quality Analysis

04/27/16

Rule 20.8       Special Offset Requirement Relating to Banking

02/16/83

Rule 21          Permit Conditions

11/29/94

Rule 22          Denial of Applications

None

Rule 23          Further Information

None

Rule 24          Temporary Permit to Operate

06/29/16

Rule 25          Appeals

06/21/00

Rule 26.0       Banking of Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs)-General                                                Requirements

10/22/97

Rule 26.1       Standards for Granting Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs)

10/22/97

Rule 26.2       Use of Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs)

10/22/97

Rule 26.3       Reclassification of Class B Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs)

10/22/97

Rule 26.4       Permanency of Banked Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs)

10/22/97

Rule 26.5       Transfer of Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs)

10/22/97

Rule 26.6       District Banking of Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs)

10/22/97

Rule 26.7       Shutdown & Related Emission Unit

10/22/97

Rule 26.8       Banking of Limited Emission Reductions

10/22/97

Rule 26.9       Emission Reduction Credit (ERC) Certificates and the ERC Register

10/22/97

Rule 26.10     Banking for BRAC Military Base Closure or Realignment Actions

10/22/97

Rule 27          Banking of Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs)

11/29/94

Rule 27.1       Federal Requirements for Alternative Mobile Source Emission                                      Reduction Program

08/06/08

   

Regulation III – Fees

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 40          Permit and Other Fees 03/15/17
Rule 42          Hearing Board Fees 03/15/17

Rule 44          Charges for Technical Reports

12/07/83

   

Regulation IV – Prohibitions

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 50          Visible Emissions

08/13/97

Rule 50.1       NSPS and NESHAPS Visible Emissions Requirements

11/08/76

Rule 51          Nuisance

11/08/76

Rule 52          Particulate Matter

01/22/97

Rule 52.1       NSPS and NESHAPS Particulate Matter Requirements

11/08/76

Rule 53          Specific Air Contaminants

01/22/97

Rule 53.1       Scavenger Plants

01/01/69

Rule 53.2       NSPS and NESHAP Specific Contaminants Requirements

11/08/76

Rule 54          Dust and Fumes

01/22/97

Rule 54.1       NSPS and NESHAP Dust and Fumes Requirements

11/08/76

Rule 55          Fugitive Dust Control

06/24/09

Rule 58          Incinerator Burning

01/17/73

Rule 59          Control of Waste Disposal Site Emissions

11/03/87

Rule 59.1       Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

06/17/98

Rule 60          Circumvention

05/17/94

Rule 60.1       Limiting Potential to Emit at Small Sources

04/04/12

Rule 60.2       Limiting Potential to Emit-Synthetic Minor Sources

04/04/12

Rule 61.0       Definitions Pertaining to the Storage and Handling of Organic                                        Compounds

10/16/90

Rule 61.1       Receiving & Storing of Volatile Organic Compounds at                                                  Plants & Bulk Terminals

01/10/95

Rule 61.2       Transfer of Organic Compounds into Mobile Transport Tanks

07/26/00

Rule 61.3       Transfer of Volatile Organic Compounds into Stationary                                                Storage Tanks

10/16/90

Rule 61.3.1    Transfer of Gasoline into Stationary Underground Storage                                            Tanks

03/01/06

Rule 61.4       Transfer of Volatile Organic Compounds into Vehicle Fuel Tanks
 

03/26/08

Rule 61.4.1    Transfer of Gasoline from Stationary Underground Storage                                            Tanks into Vehicle Fuel Tanks

03/26/08

Rule 61.5       Visible Emissions Standards for Vapor Control Systems

09/20/78

Rule 61.6       NSPS Requirements for Storage of Volatile Organic Compounds

01/13/87

Rule 61.7       Spillage & Leakage of Volatile Organic Compounds

01/13/87

Rule 61.8       Certification Requirements for Vapor Control Equipment

01/13/87

Rule 62          Sulfur Content of Fuels

10/21/81

Rule 62.1       NSPS Requirements for Sulfur Content of Fuels

11/08/76

Rule 64          Reduction of Animal Matter

08/21/81

Rule 66.1       Misc. Surface Coating Operations and Other Processes Emitting                                  Volatile Organic Compounds

05/11/16

 

Rule 67.0.1    Architectural Coatings
 
06/24/15
 

Rule 67.1       Alternative Emissions Control Plans

05/15/96

Rule 67.2       Dry Cleaning Equipment Using Petroleum Based Solvents

05/15/96

Rule 67.3       Metal Parts & Products Coating Operations

04/09/03

Rule 67.4       Metal Container, Metal Closure and Metal Coil Coating Operations

11/09/11

Rule 67.5       Paper Film and Fabric Coating Operations

05/15/96

Rule 67.6.1    Cold Solvent Cleaning and Stripping Operations

05/23/07

Rule 67.6.2    Vapor Degreasing Operations

05/23/07

Rule 67.7       Cutback & Emulsified Asphalts

05/15/96

Rule 67.9       Aerospace Coating Operations

04/30/97

Rule 67.10     Kelp Processing and Bio-Polymer Manufacturing Operations

06/25/97

Rule 67.11     Wood Products Coating Operations

06/27/12

Rule 67.12.1  Polyester Resin Operations
 
05/11/16
 

Rule 67.15     Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics Manufacturing Operations

05/15/96

Rule 67.16     Graphic Arts Operations

11/09/11

Rule 67.17      Storage of Materials Containing Volatile Organic Compounds

05/15/96

Rule 67.18      Marine Coating Operations

05/15/96

Rule 67.19      Coating and Printing Inks Manufacturing Operations

05/15/96

Rule 67.20.1   Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Coating Operations

06/30/10

Rule 67.21      Adhesive Materials Application Operations

05/14/08

Rule 67.22      Expandable Polystyrene Foam Products Manufacturing                                                 Operations

05/15/96

Rule 67.24      Bakery Ovens

05/15/96

Rule 68           Fuel-Burning Equipment-Oxides of Nitrogen

09/20/94

Rule 68.1        NSPS Requirements for Oxides of Nitrogen from Fuel Burning
                        Equipment
 

11/18/76

Rule 69           Electrical Generating Steam Boilers, Replacement Units and New                                 Units

12/12/95

Rule 69.2        Industrial and Commercial Boilers, Process Heaters and Steam                                   Generators
 
09/27/94
 

Rule 69.2.1     Small Boilers, Process Heaters and Steam Generators

03/25/09

Rule 69.3        Stationary Gas Turbine Engines-Reasonable Available Control                                     Technology

12/16/98

Rule 69.3.1     Stationary Gas Turbine Engines-Best Available Retrofit Control                                     Technology

02/24/10

Rule 69.4        Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines-Reasonable                             Available Control Technology

07/30/03

Rule 69.4.1     Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines-Best Available                           Retrofit Control Technology

11/15/00

Rule 69.5.1     Natural Gas-Fired Water Heaters
 
06/24/15
 

Rule 69.6        Natural Gas Fired Fan-Type Central Furnaces

06/17/98

Rule 70           Orchard Heaters

01/17/72

Rule 71           Abrasive Blasting

03/30/77

   

Regulation V – SDAPCD Hearing Board

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 75          Procedure Before the Hearing Board

09/17/85

Rule 75.1       NSPS and NESHAPS Variance Procedures

09/17/85

Rule 97          Emergency Variance

07/25/95

Rule 98          Breakdown Conditions-Emergency Variance

07/25/95

   

Regulation VI – Burning Control

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 101         Burning Control

09/25/02

   

Regulation VII – Validity & Effective Date

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 140         Validity

01/01/69

Rule 141         Effective Date

01/01/69

   

Regulation VIII – San Diego Air Pollution Emergency Plan

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 126        Applicability

05/25/77

Rule 127        Episode Criteria Levels

09/17/91

Rule 128        Episode Declaration

09/17/91

Rule 129        Episode Termination

05/25/77

Rule 130        Episode Actions

09/17/91

Rule 131        Stationary Source Curtailment Plan

04/01/81

Rule 132        Traffic Abatement Plan

12/17/97

Rule 133        Schools

05/25/77

Rule 134        Source Inspection

05/01/81

Rule 135        Air Monitoring Stations

05/25/77

Rule 136        Interdistrict & Interbasin Coordination

05/25/77

Rule 137        Emergency Action Committee

05/25/77

Rule 138        Procedures and Plans

05/25/77

Appendix A   Persons to be Notified on Episode Declaration

None

   

Regulation IX – Public Records

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 175        General

05/22/74

Rule 176        Information Supplied to District

None

Rule 177        Inspection of Public Records

06/20/01

   

Regulation X - NSPS

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Regulation X – Table of Rules

05/16/08

Regulation X – Preamble

06/24/09

Appendix C      New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

 

   

Regulation XI – NESHAPS

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Regulation XI – Table of Rules

07/28/89

Appendix B       National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants                                            (NESHAPS)

 

   

Regulation XII – Toxic Air Contaminants

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 1200      Toxic Air Contaminants-New Source Review

07/11/17

Rule 1202      Hexavalent Chromium-Cooling Towers

07/25/95

Rule 1203      Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers and Aerators

07/26/00

Rule 1205      Control of Dioxins Emissions from Medical Waste Incinerators

07/20/93

Rule 1210      Toxic Air Contaminant Public Health Risks-Public Notification and                                Risk Reduction

07/11/17

   

Regulation XIV – Title V Operating Permits

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 1401      General Provisions

08/13/03

Rule 1410      Permits Required

08/13/03

Rule 1411      Exemption from Permit to Operate for Insignificant Units

03/07/95

Rule 1412      Federal Acid Rain Program Requirements

01/18/94

Rule 1413      Early Reduction of Hazardous Air Pollutants

03/07/95

Rule 1414      Applications

03/07/95

Rule 1415      Permit Process-Public Notification

08/13/03

Rule 1417      Pendency and Cancellation of Applications

03/07/95

Rule 1418      Action on Applications

08/13/03

Rule 1419      Provision of Sampling and Testing Facilities & Emission                                                Information

03/07/95

Rule 1420      Standards for Granting Permits

03/07/95

Rule 1421      Permit Conditions

08/13/03

Rule 1422      Denial or Cancellation of Application

03/07/95

Rule 1423      Further Information

None

Rule 1424      Applications Deemed Denied

None

Rule 1425      Appeal and Judicial Review

08/13/03

Appendix A   Insignificant Units

08/13/03

   

Regulation XV – Federal Conformity

 

Rule Number & Description

Adopted/Last Amended

Rule 1501      Conformity of General Federal Actions

03/07/95