Bay Area AQMD List of Current Rules

This page last reviewed March 1, 2018

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

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(415) 749-4752

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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; 5-4-11

RULE 1-2.PDF 

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; 12-19-13; 12-6-17

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; 12-19-13; 12-6-17

RULE 2-3.PDF  

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; 12-6-17
 

RULE 2-5.PDF  

NEW SOURCE REVIEW FOR TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS
Amended: 6-15-05; 12-7-16

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; 12-19-13; 12-6-17
 

RULE 2-7.PDF  

ACID RAIN
Adopted: 9-21-94

RULE 2-9.PDF  

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

RULE 2-10.PDF  

LARGE CONFINED ANIMAL FACILITIES 
Adopted: 7-19-06 

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; 6-21-17

REGULATION IV
AIR POLLUTION EPISODE PLAN

REG-4.PDF 

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

REGULATION V
OPEN BURNING

REG-5.PDF 

OPEN BURNING
Adopted: 3-15-81; Amended: 5-20-81; 3-17-82; 8-3-83; 12-19-90; 11-2-94; 6-19-13

REGULATION VI
PARTICULATE MATTER AND VISIBLE EMISSIONS

RULE 6-1.PDF 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Amended: 12-5-07

RULE 6-2.PDF  

COMMERCIAL COOKING EQUIPMENT 
Adopted: 12-5-07  

RULE 6-3.PDF  

WOOD BURNING DEVICES
Adopted: 7-9-08; 10-21-15  

RULE 6-4.PDF  

METAL RECYCLING AND SHREDDING OPERATIONS 
Adopted: 5-1-13  

RULE 6-5.PDF  

PARTICULATE EMISSIONS FROM REFINERY FLUIDIZED CATALYTIC CRACKING UNITS
Adopted: 12-16-15  

REGULATION VII - ODOROUS SUBSTANCES

REG-7.PDF 

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

REGULATION VIII
ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

RULE 8-1.PDF  

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
Adopted: 3-1-78
Amended: 7-1-09

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; 10-18-06

RULE 8-6.PDF  

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.PDF  

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.PDF

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.PDF  

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.PDF  

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.PDF  

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.PDF  

PETROLEUM DRY CLEANING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 5-21-80
Amended: 3-20-85; 9-5-90; 3-4-09
 

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; 12-16-15
    

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.PDF  

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; 11-19-08  

RULE 8-21.PDF  

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

RULE 8-22.PDF

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.PDF  

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.PDF  

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

RULE 8-26.PDF  

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.PDF  

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.PDF  

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.PDF 

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

RULE 8-36.PDF 

RESIN MANUFACTURING
Adopted: 6-6-84

RULE 8-37.PDF  

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

RULE 8-38.PDF 

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

RULE 8-39.PDF 

GASOLINE BULK PLANTS AND GASOLINE DELIVERY VEHICLES
Adopted: 10-7-87
Amended: 12-2-87; 6-1-94; 4-15-09
    

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.PDF 

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

RULE 8-42.PDF 

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.PDF 

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; 12-3-08
 

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.PDF 

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

RULE 8-50.PDF 

POLYESTER RESIN OPERATIONS
Adopted: 12-5-90
Amended: 6-15-94; 12-20-95; 11-6-96; 12-2-09
 

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.PDF 

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

RULE 8-53.PDF 

VACUUM TRUCK OPERATIONS
Adopted: 4-18-12

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.PDF 

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

RULE 9-4.PDF 

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

RULE 9-5.PDF 

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
Amended: 11-7-07
 

RULE 9-7.PDF 

NITROGEN OXIDE AND CARBON MONOXIDE FROM INDUSTRIAL, INSTITUTIONAL, AND COMMERCIAL BOILERS, STEAM GENERATORS, AND PROCESS HEATERS
Adopted: 9-16-92
Amended: 9-15-93; 5-4-11
 

RULE 9-8.PDF 

NITROGEN OXIDE AND CARBON MONOXIDE FROM STATIONARY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
Adopted: 1-20-93
Amended: 7-25-07

RULE 9-9.PDF 

NITROGEN OXIDES FROM STATIONARY GAS TURBINES
Adopted: 5-3-93
Amended: 9-21-94; 12-6-06
 

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; 10-16-13
 

RULE 9-11.PDF  

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

RULE 9-12.PDF 

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

RULE 9-13.PDF 

NITROGEN OXIDES, PARTICULATE MATTER, AND TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS FROM PORTLAND CEMENT MANUFACTURING
Adopted: 9-19-12
Amended: 10-19-16
  

RULE 9-14.PDF 

PETROLEUM COKE CALCINING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 4-20-16
  

REGULATION X
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES

REG-10.PDF 

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES 

REGULATION XI
HAZARDOUS POLLUTANTS

RULE 11-1.PDF 

LEAD
Amended: 3-17-82
 

RULE 11-2.PDF 

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.PDF 

BERYLLIUM
Amended: 3-17-82
  

RULE 11-4.PDF

BERYLLIUM ROCKET MOTOR FIRING
Amended: 3-17-82
  

RULE 11-5.PDF 

MERCURY  

RULE 11-6.PDF 

VINYL CHLORIDE
Adopted: 4-21-82
  

RULE 11-7.PDF 

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

RULE 11-8.PDF 

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

RULE 11-9.PDF

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.PDF 

HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM EMISSIONS FROM ALL COOLING TOWERS AND TOTAL HYDROCARBON EMISSIONS FROM PETROLEUM REFINERY COOLING TOWERS
Adopted: 11-15-89
Amended: 12-16-15

RULE 11-11.PDF 

NESHAPS FOR BENZENE EMISSIONS FROM COKE
Adopted: 7-18-90
Amended: 1-6-93

RULE 11-12.PDF 

NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARD FOR BENZENE EMISSIONS FROM BENZENE TRANSFER OPERATIONS AND BENZENE WASTE OPERATIONS
Adopted: 7-18-90
Amended: 1-5-94

RULE 11-13.PDF 

MEDICAL WASTE INCINERATORS
Adopted: 1-16-91
 

RULE 11-14.PDF 

ASBESTOS-CONTAINING SERPENTINE
Adopted: 7-17-91
 

RULE 11-15.PDF 

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; 3-4-09
  

RULE 11-17.PDF 

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

RULE 11-18.PDF 

REDUCTION OF RISK FROM AIR TOXIC EMISSIONS AT EXISTING FACILITIES
Adopted: 11-15-17   

REGULATION XII
MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

RULE 12-1.PDF  

KRAFT PULP MILLS
Amended: 7-15-80
   

RULE 12-2.PDF  

RENDERING PLANTS

RULE 12-3.PDF  

ASPHALT AIR BLOWING

RULE 12-4.PDF  

SANDBLASTING
Amended: 7-11-90
    

RULE 12-5.PDF  

PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER PLANTS

RULE 12-6.PDF  

ACID MIST FROM SULFURIC ACID PLANTS

RULE 12-7.PDF  

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

RULE 12-10.PDF  

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
Amended: 4-5-06
 

RULE 12-13.PDF  

FOUNDRY AND FORGING OPERATIONS
Adopted: 5-1-13  

RULE 12-15.PDF  

PETROLEUM REFINING EMISSIONS TRACKING
Adopted: 4-20-16  

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: 3-19-14  

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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