Bay Area AQMD List of Current Rules

This page last reviewed September 4, 2014

The following rules were provided to the California Air Resources Board by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. To see this air district's rulebook on its own webpage, click here. If you have any questions, you may contact:

Bay Area Air Quality Management District:

Gregory H. Nudd

(415) 749-4786

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California Air Resources Board:

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REGULATION I
GENERAL PROVISION AND DEFINITIONS

RULE 1-0.PDF 

GENERAL PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Adopted: 9-5-79
Amended: 3-17-82; 10-19-83; 12-18-85; 1-8-86; 12-2-87; 4-19-89; 5-2-90; 12-19-90; 11-3-93; 9-2-98; 10-7-98; 5-17-00; 5-2-01

RULE 1-2.HTM 

NOTICE TO COMPLY
Adopted: 2-3-99

REGULATION II
PERMITS

RULE 2-1.PDF  

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Adopted: 1-1-80
Amended: 10-7-81; 3-17-82; 10-19-83;7-11-84; 1-9-85; 4-15-86; 1-7-87; 4-6-88; 8-2-89; 11-1-89; 7-17-91; 11-20-91; 11-3-93; 6-7-95; 5-17-00; 8-1-01; 12-21-04; 6-15-05; 12-19-2013

RULE 2-2.PDF  

NEW SOURCE REVIEW
Readopted & Renumbered 7-17-91; Amended: 11-20-91; 11-3-93; 6-15-94; 10-17-98, 5-17-00; 12-21-04; 6-15-05; 12-19-2013

RULE 2-3.HTM  

POWER PLANTS
Adopted: 12-19-79

RULE 2-4.PDF  

EMISSIONS BANKING
Adopted: 3-7-84
Amended: 7-17-91; 6-15-94; 10-7-98; 5-17-00; 12-21-04; 12-19-2013
 

RULE 2-5.PDF  

NEW SOURCE REVIEW FOR TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS
Amended: 6-15-05

RULE 2-6.PDF  

MAJOR FACILITY REVIEW
Adopted: 11-3-93
Amended: 2-1-95; 4-5-95; 9-15-98; 5-2-01; 4-16-03; 12-19-2013
 

RULE 2-7.HTM  

ACID RAIN 
Adopted: 9-21-94

RULE 2-9.PDF  

INTERCHANGEABLE EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS 
Adopted: 4-7-99; Amended 6-15-05 

REGULATION III - FEES

REG-3.PDF 

DISTRICT PERMIT FEES AND HEARING BOARD FEES
Adopted: 6-18-80
Amended: 5-19-82; 7-6-83; 11-2-83; 2-20-85; 6-4-86; 7-15-87; 4-6-88; 2-21-90; 6-6-90; 6-18-90; 7-3-91; 10-21-92; 12-15-92; 6-15-94; 3-15-95; 8-2-95; 10-8-97; 7-1-98, 3-1-00, 8-1-01, 6-15-05

REGULATION IV
AIR POLLUTION EPISODE PLAN

REG-4.HTM 

AIR POLLUTION EPISODE PLAN 
Amended: 3-17-82; 3-20-91 

REGULATION V
OPEN BURNING

REG-5.HTM 

OPEN BURNING 
Adopted: 3-15-81; Amended: 5-20-81; 3-17-82; 8-3-83; 12-19-90; 11-2-94

REGULATION VI
PARTICULATE MATTER AND VISIBLE EMISSIONS

REG-6.HTM 

PARTICULATE MATTER AND VISIBLE EMISSION 
Amended: 1-5-83; 7-11-90; 12-19-90

REGULATION VII - ODOROUS SUBSTANCES

REG-7.HTM 

ODOROUS SUBSTANCES
Amended: 5-21-80; 5-17-82
 

REGULATION VIII
ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

RULE 8-1.HTM  

GENERAL PROVISIONS
Adopted: 1-1-80
Amended: 3-17-82; 5-18-88; 6-15-94

RULE 8-2.PDF  

MISCELLANEOUS OPERATIONS
Amended:
 5-21-80; 9-2-81; 3-17-82; 12-19-90; 6-15-94; 7-20-05

RULE 8-3.PDF  

ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS  

RULE 8-4.PDF  

GENERAL SOLVENT AND SURFACE COATING OPERATIONS
Amended: 3-17-82; 6-20-90; 6-1-94; 12-20-95; 10-16-02

RULE 8-5.PDF  

STORAGE OF ORGANIC LIQUIDS
Adopted: 1-1-78
Amended: 9-4-85; 5-4-88; 1-20-93; 12-15-99; 11-27-02

RULE 8-6.HTM  

TERMINALS AND BULK PLANTS
Amended: 7-2-80; 3-17-82; 11-30-83; 2-2-94
 

RULE 8-7.PDF  

GASOLINE DISPENSING FACILITIES
Amended: 3-17-82; 11-30-83; 3-4-87; 10-17-90; 6-1-94; 11-17-99; 11-6-02
  

RULE 8-8.PDF  

WASTEWATER (OIL-WATER) SEPARATORS
Adopted: 1-17-79
Amended: 11-1-89; 10-6-93; 6-15-94; 9-15-04

RULE 8-9.HTM  

VACUUM PRODUCING SYSTEMS
Amended: 3-17-82; 3-17-83; 7-20-83
 

RULE 8-10.PDF  

PROCESS VESSEL DEPRESSURIZATION
Amended: 3-17-82; 3-17-83; 3-20-83; 7-10-83; 7-20-83; 1-21-04

RULE 8-11.HTM

METAL CONTAINER, CLOSURE AND COIL COATING
Adopted: 1-24-79
Amended: 12-19-84; 9-20-89; 10-6-93; 12-20-95; 11-19-97

RULE 8-12.HTM  

PAPER, FABRIC AND FILM COATING
Adopted: 1-17-79
Amended: 6-18-86;6-21-89; 10-6-93; 6-15-94
; 12-20-95 

RULE 8-13.HTM  

LIGHT AND MEDIUM DUTY MOTOR VEHICLE ASSEMBLY PLANTS
Adopted: 1-24-79
Amended: 3-17-82; 11-17-82; 9-20-89; 10-6-93; 6-15-94
; 12-20-95 

RULE 8-14.PDF  

SURFACE PREPARATION AND COATING OF LARGE APPLIANCES AND METAL FURNITURE
Adopted: 3-7-79
Amended: 3-3-82; 12-19-84; 1-7-87; 4-1-87; 9-20-89; 6-20-90; 10-6-93; 6-15-94
; 10-16-02  

RULE 8-15.HTM  

EMULSIFIED AND LIQUID ASPHALTS
Adopted: 3-21-79
Amended: 9-15-87; 6-1-94
   

RULE 8-16.PDF

SOLVENT CLEANING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 3-7-79
Amended: 7-3-85; 1-8-86; 3-15-88; 8-2-89; 6-15-94; 9-15-98; 10-16-02
   

RULE 8-17.HTM  

PETROLEUM DRY CLEANING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 5-21-80
Amended: 3-20-85; 9-5-90
 

RULE 8-18.PDF  

EQUIPMENT LEAKS
Adopted: 10-1-80
Amended: 7-15-81; 3-17-82; 9-3-86; 9-6-89; 3-4-92; 1-7-98; 11-27-02; 1-21-04; 9-15-04
    

RULE 8-19.PDF

SURFACE PREPARATION AND COATING OF MISCELLANEOUS METAL PARTS AND PRODUCTS
Adopted: 1-9-80
Amended:
 12-2-81; 12-19-84; 12-18-85; 4-1-87; 6-7-89; 2-3-93; 6-15-94; 10-16-02

RULE 8-20.HTM  

GRAPHIC ARTS PRINTING AND COATING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 4-12-80
Amended:
 12-4-85; 4-19-89; 9-20-89; 10-6-93; 6-15-94; 12-20-95; 3-3-99  

RULE 8-21.HTM  

RUBBER TIRE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 3-5-80
Amended:
 3-17-82  

RULE 8-22.HTM

VALVES AND FLANGES AT CHEMICAL PLANTS
Adopted: 3-5-80
Amended:
 3-17-82; 7-20-83; 9-6-89; 3-4-92; 6-1-94   

RULE 8-23.HTM  

COATING OF FLAT WOOD PANELING AND WOOD FLAT STOCK
Adopted: 4-2-80
Amended:
 3-20-85; 6-21-89; 10-6-93; 6-15-94; 12-20-95  

RULE 8-24.HTM  

PHARMACEUTICAL AND COSMETIC MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
Amended:
 3-17-82; 7-11-90; 6-15-94    

RULE 8-26.HTM  

MAGNET WIRE COATING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 5-7-80
Amended: 3-17-82; 12-20-95
     

RULE 8-28.PDF  

EPISODIC RELEASES FROM PRESSURE RELIEF VALVES AT PETROLEUM REFINERIES AND CHEMICAL PLANTS
Adopted: 7-15-80
Amended: 2-18-81; 3-17-82; 7-20-83; 9-6-89; 6-1-94; 12-17-97; 3-18-98; 12-21-05
      

RULE 8-29.HTM  

AEROSPACE ASSEMBLY AND COMPONENT COATING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 8-4-82
Amended: 12-7-83; 11-1-89; 2-3-93; 6-1-94; 12-20-95
 

RULE 8-30.HTM  

SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER FABRICATION OPERATIONS
Adopted: 7-6-83
Amended: 3-6-85; 11-23-88; 6-15-94; 10-7-98
 

RULE 8-31.PDF

SURFACE PREPARATION AND COATING OF PLASTIC PARTS AND PRODUCTS
Adopted: 9-7-83
Amended: 6-7-89; 1-7-87; 4-1-87; 6-7-89; 6-20-90; 2-3-93; 6-1-94; 12-20-95; 10-16-02
  

RULE 8-32.PDF

WOOD PRODUCTS COATINGS
Adopted: 9-7-83
Amended: 4-17-91; 10-6-93; 7-6-94; 6-19-96; 8-5-09
 

RULE 8-33.PDF  

GASOLINE BULK TERMINALS AND GASOLINE CARGO TANKS
Adopted: 11-30-83
Amended: 1-9-85; 10-7-87; 7-20-88; 6-1-94; 4-15-09
   

RULE 8-34.PDF  

SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SITES
Adopted: 5-2-84
Amended: 9-17-86; 11-17-93; 6-17-94
; 10-6-99; 6-15-05  

RULE 8-35.HTM 

COATING, INK, AND ADHESIVE MANUFACTURING
Adopted: 5-2-84
Amended: 3-18-92; 6-15-94
 

RULE 8-36.HTM 

RESIN MANUFACTURING
Adopted: 6-6-84

RULE 8-37.HTM  

NATURAL GAS AND CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION FACILITIES
Adopted: 3-20-85
Amended: 10-17-90
   

RULE 8-38.HTM 

FLEXIBLE AND RIGID DISC MANUFACTURING
Adopted: 10-2-85
Amended: 10-6-93; 6-17-94
; 12-20-95  

RULE 8-39.HTM 

GASOLINE BULK PLANTS AND GASOLINE DELIVERY VEHICLES
Adopted: 10-7-87
Amended: 12-2-87; 6-1-94
    

RULE 8-40.PDF 

AERATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL AND REMOVAL OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
Adopted: 7-15-86
Amended: 2-15-89; 6-15-94; 12-12-99; 12-15-99; 6-15-05
 

RULE 8-41.HTM 

VEGETABLE OIL MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 12-17-86
Amended: 6-1-94
 

RULE 8-42.HTM 

LARGE COMMERCIAL BREAD BAKERIES
Adopted: 9-20-89
Amended: 6-1-94
  

RULE 8-43.PDF 

SURFACE PREPARATION AND COATING OF MARINE VESSELS
Adopted: 11-23-88
Amended: 6-20-90; 10-6-93; 6-1-94
; 10-16-02  

RULE 8-44.PDF

MARINE TANK VESSEL OPERATIONS
Adopted: 1-4-89
Amended: 12-7-05
 

RULE 8-45.HTM 

MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOBILE EQUIPMENT COATING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 6-7-89
Amended: 6-20-90; 10-6-93; 6-1-94; 11-2-94; 12-20-95; 11-6-96; 1-6-99
 

RULE 8-47.PDF 

AIR STRIPPING AND SOIL VAPOR EXTRACTION OPERATIONS
Adopted: 12-20-89
Amended: 10-6-93; 6-15-94; 6-15-05
  

RULE 8-49.HTM 

AEROSOL PAINT PRODUCTS
Adopted: 6-20-90
Amended: 8-21-91; 6-2-93; 1-19-94; 12-20-95
   

RULE 8-50.HTM 

POLYESTER RESIN OPERATIONS
Adopted: 12-5-90
Amended: 6-15-94; 12-20-95; 11-6-96
 

RULE 8-51.PDF 

ADHESIVE AND SEALANT PRODUCTS
Adopted: 11-18-92
Amended: 6-2-93; 1-19-94; 11-15-94; 12-20-95; 1-5-96; 6-5-96; 5-2-01; 7-17-02
 

RULE 8-52.HTM 

POLYSTYRENE, POLYPROPYLENE AND POLYETHYLENE FOAM PRODUCT MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 7-7-99

REGULATION IX
INORGANIC GASEOUS POLLUTANTS

RULE 9-1.PDF 

SULFUR DIOXIDE
Amended: 3-17-82; 2-15-83; 7-18-90; 5-20-92; 3-15-95
 

RULE 9-2.PDF 

HYDROGEN SULFIDE
Amended: 3-17-82; 10-6-99
 

RULE 9-3.HTM 

NITROGEN OXIDES FROM HEAT TRANSFER OPERATIONS
Amended: 12-17-80; 3-17-82
  

RULE 9-4.HTM 

NITROGEN OXIDES FROM FAN TYPE RESIDENTIAL CENTRAL FURNACES
Amended: 12-7-83
 

RULE 9-5.HTM 

HYDROGEN SULFIDE FROM GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS
Amended: 3-17-82
  

RULE 9-6.PDF 

NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS FROM NATURAL GAS-FIRED WATER HEATERS
Adopted: 4-1-92 

RULE 9-7.HTM 

NITROGEN OXIDE AND CARBON MONOXIDE FROM INDUSTRIAL, INSTITUTIONAL, AND COMMERCIAL BOILERS, STEAM GENERATORS, AND PROCESS HEATERS
Adopted: 9-16-92
Amended: 9-15-93
 

RULE 9-8.PDF 

NITROGEN OXIDE AND CARBON MONOXIDE FROM STATIONARY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

RULE 9-9.PDF 

NITROGEN OXIDES FROM STATIONARY GAS TURBINES
Adopted: 5-3-93
Amended: 9-21-94
 

RULE 9-10.PDF

NITROGEN OXIDE AND CARBON MONOXIDE FROM BOILERS, STEAM GENERATORS AND PROCESS HEATERS IN PETROLEUM REFINERIES
Adopted: 1-5-94
Amended: 7-17-02
 

RULE 9-11.HTM  

NITROGEN AND CARBON MONOXIDE FROM UTILITY ELECTRIC POWER GENERATING BOILERS
Adopted: 2-15-94
Amended: 11-15-95, 5-17-00

RULE 9-12.HTM 

NITROGEN OXIDE FROM GLASS MELTING FURNACES
Adopted: 1-19-94
  

REGULATION X
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES

REG-10.HTM 

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES 

REGULATION XI
HAZARDOUS POLLUTANTS

RULE 11-1.HTM 

LEAD
Amended: 3-17-82
 

RULE 11-2.HTM 

ASBESTOS DEMOLITION, RENOVATION AND MANUFACTURING
Amended: 5-20-81; 3-5-86; 7-6-88;9-5-90; 12-4-91; 10-7-98
  

RULE 11-3.HTM 

BERYLLIUM
Amended: 3-17-82
  

RULE 11-4.HTM

BERYLLIUM ROCKET MOTOR FIRING
Amended: 3-17-82
  

RULE 11-5.HTM 

MERCURY  

RULE 11-6.HTM 

VINYL CHLORIDE
Adopted: 4-21-82
  

RULE 11-7.HTM 

BENZENE
Adopted: 3-6-85
Amended: 5-15-85
  

RULE 11-8.HTM 

HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM
Adopted: 7-20-88
Deleted and re-adopted: 11-4-98
 

RULE 11-9.HTM

ETHYLENE OXIDE STERILIZERS
Adopted: 11-1-89
Amended: 8-1-90; 5-6-92; 5-9-92, Deleted and re-adopted 5-17-00
 

RULE 11-10.HTM 

HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM EMISSIONS FROM COOLING TOWERS
Adopted: 11-15-89

RULE 11-11.HTM 

NESHAPS FOR BENZENE EMISSIONS FROM COKE
Adopted: 7-18-90

RULE 11-12.HTM 

NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARD FOR BENZENE EMISSIONS FROM BENZENE TRANSFER OPERATIONS AND BENZENE WASTE OPERATIONS
Adopted: 7-18-90

RULE 11-13.HTM 

MEDICAL WASTE INCINERATORS
Adopted: 1-16-91
 

RULE 11-14.HTM 

ASBESTOS-CONTAINING SERPENTINE
Adopted: 7-17-91
 

RULE 11-15.HTM 

TOXIC METALS FROM NON-FERROUS METAL MELTING
Adopted: 4-6-94
  

RULE 11-16.PDF 

PERCHLOROETHYLENE AND SYNTHETIC SOLVENT DRY CLEANING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 12-21-94; Amended 6-15-05   

RULE 11-17.PDF 

LIMITED USE STATIONARY COMPRESSION IGNITION (DIESEL) ENGINES IN AGRICULTURAL USE
Adopted: 05-18-2011; Amended (NULL)   

REGULATION XII
MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

RULE 12-1.HTM  

KRAFT PULP MILLS
Amended: 7-15-80
   

RULE 12-2.HTM  

RENDERING PLANTS 

RULE 12-3.HTM  

ASPHALT AIR BLOWING 

RULE 12-4.HTM  

SANDBLASTING
Amended: 7-11-90
    

RULE 12-5.HTM  

PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER PLANTS 

RULE 12-6.HTM  

ACID MIST FROM SULFURIC ACID PLANTS 

RULE 12-7.HTM  

MOTOR VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONER REFRIGERANT 
Adopted: 6-17-92

RULE 12-10.HTM  

OLEUM TRANSFER OPERATIONS
Adopted: 8-3-94  

RULE 12-11.PDF  

FLARE MONITORING AT PETROLEUM REFINERIES
Adopted: 6-4-03  

RULE 12-12.PDF  

FLARES AT PETROLEUM REFINERIES
Adopted: 7-20-05  

REGULATION XIII
TRANSPORTATION CONTROL MEASURES

RULE 13-1.HTM

TRIP REDUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR LARGE EMPLOYERS
Adopted: 12-16-92
Amended: 3-15-95

Suspended by CA Legislature: 1-1-96 

REGULATION XIV
MOBILE SOURCE EMISSIONS REDUCTION MEASURES

RULE 14-1.PDF  

BAY AREA COMMUTER BENEFITS PROGRAM
Adopted: JANUARY 2014  

MANUAL OF PROCEDURES

VOLUME I

ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

Part 7

Emissions Averaging Procedure for Architectural Coatings
   

VOLUME II

ENGINEERING PERMITTING PROCEDURES

Part 1

Introduction

Part 2

Permits, General

Part 3

Major Facility Review Permit Requirements

Part 4

New and Modified Sources of Toxic Air Contaminants
   

VOLUME III

LABORATORY POLICY AND PROCEDURES

Part 1

Introduction

 

Laboratory Procedures

 

 

VOLUME IV

SOURCE TEST POLICY AND PROCEDURES

Part 1

Source Test Policy

Part 2

Source Test Procedures

 

 

VOLUME V

CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING POLICY AND PROCEDURES

 

 

VOLUME VI

AIR MONITORING PROCEDURES

Part 1

Ground Level Monitoring for Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur Dioxide

Part 2

Atmospheric Sampling of Ground Level Lead Concentrations

Part 3

Atmospheric Sampling of Ground Level Beryllium Concentrations

Part 4

Atmospheric Sampling of Ground Level Beryllium Concentrations from Beryllium Rocket Motor Firing

Appendix A

Meteorological Monitoring Guidance for Manual of Procedures

 

 

VOLUME VII

GUIDELINES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA)

 

 

VOLUME VIII

PROCEDURES FOR CALCULATING AND GENERATING MOBILE SOURCE EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS
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