What is Portable Equipment?
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 here.
What Is Not Portable?
- Is attached to a foundation
- Will reside at the same location for more than 12 consecutive months
- Operates at a location for 3 months or more over 2 consecutive years
- Replaces another portable unit (both of which have resided at the same location for more than 12 months)
- Replaces stationary equipment or supplements an ongoing primary activity of a stationary source
How Do I Permit Portable Equipment?
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.
District Certificate of Registration
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:
- Abrasive Blast (Confined/Un-Confined)
- Asphalt Roofing kettles & Day Tankers
- Concrete batch Plant
- Engines-Diesel Fired and Spark Ignition
- Pavement/Rock and Other Material Crushing and Recycling
- Rock Drills
- Material Screening (Including sand & Gravel)
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.
Compliance Division Contact
If you have any questions please contact the Portable Equipment Coordinator by email or phone at (858) 586-2682.