Equipment that is designed to be and capable of being carried or moved from one location to another. Examples of portable equipment are: confined and unconfined abrasive blasting, portable concrete batch plants, internal combustion engines, sand and gravel screening, rock crushing, and unheated pavement crushing and recycling operations. For a definition of portable equipment, please refer to Rule 12 and 12.1. Additionally, examples of portable equipment can be found at this Proper Uses of Portable Equipment page.
Portable equipment can be permitted with a District Certificate of Registration or via the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP).
In some cases, a District Permit to Operate may be required for portable equipment that operates at a stationary source or is otherwise ineligible to operate under a Certificate of Registration. To obtain a permit for this equipment, a standard District permit application should be submitted.
The District offers the option to portable equipment operators to obtain a Certificate of Registration under Rule 12/12.1, which functions as a permit to those wishing to register equipment as portable under Rule 12/12.1 in lieu of a District Permit to Operate. The District issues Certificates of registration for the following equipment:
In addition to District Certificates of Registration, the District also accepts those Certificates of Registration issued by CARB under the Portable Equipment Registration Program.
The District’s definition of portable differs from that of the Statewide PERP. The PERP regulation limits how the equipment and engines can be used.
To notify the District of intended CARB-registered engine operations on state territorial waters (STW), please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com a completed STW notification form and include the noted attachments. The District will respond within two weeks of receiving this notification.
If you have any questions please contact the Portable Equipment Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (858) 586-2650.