San Diego County APCD List of Current Rules

This page last reviewed October 11, 2018


The following rules were provided to the California Air Resources Board by the district. If you have any questions about rules, you may contact:

District: Robert Reider at (858) 586-2640
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REGULATION I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

RULE NO. 

RULE NAME 

R1.PDF TITLE
R2.PDF DEFINITIONS
R4.PDF REVIEW OF RULES
R5.PDF AUTHORITY TO ARREST
R6.PDF MINOR VIOLATIONS

REGULATION II - PERMITS

RULE NO.

RULE NAME

R10.PDF PERMITS REQUIRED
R10-1.PDF NSPS AND NESHAPS REQUIREMENTS
R11.PDF EXEMPTIONS FROM RULE 10 PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
R12.PDF  REGISTRATION OF SPECIFIED EQUIPMENT  
R12-1.PDF  PORTABLE EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION  
R14.PDF APPLICATIONS 
R15.PDF  PERMIT PROCESS - PUBLIC NOTIFICATIONS 
R17.PDF  CANCELLATION OF APPLICATIONS
R18.PDF  ACTION ON APPLICATIONS 
R19.PDF  PROVISION OF SAMPLING AND TESTING FACILITIES  
R19-1.PDF  NSPS AND NESHAPS SAMPLING AND TESTING FACILITIES REQUIREMENT 
R19-2.PDF   CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING REQUIREMENTS 
R19-3.PDF  EMISSION INFORMATION  
R20.PDF  STANDARDS FOR GRANTING PERMITS
R20-1.PDF  NEW SOURCE REVIEW - GENERAL PROVISIONS  
R20-1.PDF NEW SOURCE REVIEW - GENERAL PROVISIONS  (Adopted 04/27/16)
R20-2.PDF  NEW SOURCE REVIEW - NON MAJOR STATIONARY SOURCES  
R20-2.PDF NEW SOURCE REVIEW - NON MAJOR STATIONARY SOURCES  (Adopted 04/27/16)
R20-3.PDF  NEW SOURCE REVIEW - MAJOR STATIONARY SOURCES AND PSD STATIONARY SOURCES 
R20-3.PDF NEW SOURCE REVIEW - MAJOR STATIONARY SOURCES AND PSD STATIONARY SOURCES  (Adopted 04/27/16)
R20-4.PDF NEW SOURCE REVIEW - PORTABLE EMISSION UNITS
R20-5.PDF  NEW SOURCE REVIEW - POWER PLANTS 
R20-6.PDF NEW SOURCE REVIEW - STANDARDS FOR PERMIT TO OPERATE AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS
R20-8.PDF NEW SOURCE REVIEW - SPECIAL OFFSET REQUIREMENT RELATING TO BANKING
R21.PDF  PERMIT CONDITIONS 
R22.PDF  DENIAL OF APPLICATIONS 
R23.PDF FURTHER INFORMATION
R24.PDF TEMPORARY PERMIT TO OPERATE 
R25.PDF  APPEALS  
R26-0.PDF BANKING OF EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 
R26-1.PDF  STANDARDS FOR GRANTING EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS 
R26-2.PDF USE OF EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS 
R26-3.PDF  RECLASSIFICATION OF CLASS B EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS 
R26-4.PDF PERMANENCY OF BANKED EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS  
R26-5.PDF  TRANSFER OF EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS
R26-6.PDF  DISTRICT BANKING OF EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS 
R26-7.PDF  SHUTDOWN AND RELATED EMISSION UNIT
R26-8.PDF BANKING OF LIMITED EMISSION REDUCTIONS
R26-9.PDF  EMISSION REDUCTION CREDIT CERTIFICATES AND THE EMISSION  
R26-10.PDF  BANKING FOR BRAC MILITARY BASE CLOSURE OR REALIGNMENT ACTIONS 
R27.PDF  BANKING OF MOBILE SOURCE EMISSION REDUCTION CREDIT 
R27-1.PDF FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALTERNATIVE MOBILE SOURCE REDUCTION PROGRAM

REGULATION III - FEES

RULE NO. 

RULE NAME 

R40.PDF PERMIT AND OTHER FEES
R42.PDF  HEARING BOARD FEES
R44.PDF   TECHNICAL REPORTS, CHARGES FOR 

REGULATION IV - PROHIBITIONS 

RULE NO. 

RULE NAME 

R50.PDF  VISIBLE EMISSIONS 
R50-1.PDF  NSPS AND NESHAPS VISIBLE EMISSION REQUIREMENTS 
R51.PDF  NUISANCE 
R52.PDF  PARTICULATE MATTER 
R52-1.PDF  NSPS AND NESHAPS PARTICULATE MATTER REQUIREMENTS 
R53.PDF  SPECIFIC CONTAMINANTS 
R53-1.PDF SCAVENGER PLANTS  
R53-2.PDF  NSPS AND NESHAPS SPECIFIC CONTAMINANTS REQUIREMENTS 
R54.PDF  DUST AND FUMES 
R54-1.PDF NSPS AND NESHAPS DUST AND FUMES REQUIREMENTS 
R55.PDF FUGITIVE DUST CONTROL
R58.PDF  INCINERATOR BURNING 
R59.PDF   CONTROL OF WASTE DISPOSAL SITE EMISSIONS 
R59-1.PDF  MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS 
R60.PDF  CIRCUMVENTION 
R60-1.PDF  LIMITING POTENTIAL TO EMIT AT SMALL SOURCES
R60-2.PDF  LIMITING POTENTIAL TO EMIT--SYNTHETIC MINOR SOURCES 
R61-0.PDF DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO THE STORAGE AND HANDLING OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS  
R61-1.PDF  RECEIVING AND STORING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AT BULK PLANTS AND BULK TERMINALS 
R61-2.PDF  TRANSFER OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS INTO MOBILE TRANSPORT TANKS
R61-3.PDF  TRANSFER OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS INTO STATIONARY STORAGE TANKS 
R61-3-1.PDF TRANSFER OF GASOLINE INTO STATIONARY UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS 
R61-4.PDF  TRANSFER OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS INTO VEHICLE FUEL TANKS 
R61-4-1.PDF TRANSFER OF GASOLINE FROM STATIONARY UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS INTO VEHICLE FUEL TANKS
R61-5.PDF  VISIBLE EMISSION STANDARDS FOR VAPOR CONTROL SYSTEMS 
R61-6.PDF  NSPS REQUIREMENTS FOR STORAGE OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS  
R61-7.PDF  SPILLAGE AND LEAKAGE OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS 
R61-8.PDF  CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR VAPOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT 
R62.PDF  SULFUR CONTENT OF FUELS 
R62-1.PDF  NSPS REQUIREMENTS FOR SULFUR CONTENT OF FUELS 
R64.PDF  REDUCTION OF ANIMAL MATTER  
R66-1.PDF  MISCELLANEOUS SURFACE COATING OPERATIONS AND OTHER PROCESSES EMITTING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
R67.0.1.PDF ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS (effective 01/01/2016)
R67-1.PDF  ALTERNATIVE EMISSION CONTROL PLANS 
R67-2.PDF  DRY CLEANING EQUIPMENT USING PETROLEUM-BASED SOLVENT  
R67-3.PDF   METAL PARTS AND PRODUCTS COATING OPERATIONS
R67-4.PDF  METAL CONTAINER, METAL CLOSURE AND METAL COIL COATING OPERATIONS 
R67-5.PDF  PAPER, FILM AND FABRIC COATING OPERATIONS 
R67.6.1.PDF COLD SOLVENT CLEANING AND STRIPPING OPERATIONS
R67.6.2.PDF VAPOR DEGREASING OPERATIONS
R67-7.PDF  CUTBACK AND EMULSIFIED ASP HALTS 
R67-9.PDF  AEROSPACE COATING OPERATIONS 
R67-10.PDF  KELP PROCESSING AND BIO-POLYMER MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
R67-11.PDF WOOD PRODUCTS COATING OPERATIONS 
R67-12-1.PDF POLYESTER RESIN OPERATIONS (Effective 05/11/2016)
R67-15.PDF  PHARMACEUTICAL AND COSMETIC MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS 
R67-16.PDF GRAPHIC ARTS OPERATIONS 
R67-17.PDF  STORAGE OF MATERIALS CONTAINING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS 
R67-18.PDF  MARINE COATING OPERATIONS 
R67-19.PDF  COATINGS AND PRINTING INKS MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS 
R67-20-1.PDF MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOBILE EQUIPMENT COATING OPERATIONS
R67-21.PDF  ADHESIVE MATERIAL APPLICATION OPERATIONS 
R67-22.PDF  EXPANDABLE POLYSTYRENE FOAM PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS 
R67-24.PDF  BAKERY OVENS 
R68.PDF   FUEL-BURNING EQUIPMENT - OXIDES OF NITROGEN 
R68-1.PDF  NSPS REQUIREMENTS FOR OXIDES OF NITROGEN FROM FUEL-BURNING EQUIPMENT 
R69.PDF  ELECTRICAL GENERATING STEAM BOILERS, REPLACEMENT UNITS AND NEW UNITS  
R69-2.PDF  INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BOILERS, PROCESS HEATERS AND STEAM GENERATORS 
R69.2.1.PDF  SMALL BOILERS, PROCESS HEATERS, AND STEAM GENERATORS
R69-3.PDF  STATIONARY GAS TURBINE ENGINES  
R69-3-1.PDF  STATIONARY GAS TURBINE ENGINES - BEST AVAILABLE RETROFIT CONTROL TECHNOLOGY 
R69-4.PDF  STATIONARY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES  
R69-4-1.PDF STATIONARY RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES - BEST AVAILABLE RETROFIT CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (BARCT)
R69-5-1.PDF  NATURAL GAS-FIRED WATER HEATERS
R69-6.PDF  NATURAL GAS-FIRED FAN-TYPE CENTRAL FURNACES  
R70.PDF  ORCHARD HEATERS  
R71.PDF   ABRASIVE BLASTING 

REGULATION V - PROCEDURES BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD 

RULE NO. 

RULE NAME 

R75.PDF  GENERAL 
R75-1.PDF  NSPS & NESHAPS VARIANCE PROCEDURES  
R97.PDF  EMERGENCY VARIANCE  
R98.PDF  BREAKDOWN CONDITIONS: EMERGENCY VARIANCE 

REGULATION VI - BURNING CONTROL 

RULE NO. 

RULE NAME 

R101.PDF BURNING CONTROL 

REGULATION VII - VALIDITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE 

RULE NO. 

RULE NAME 

R140.PDF  VALIDITY 
R141.PDF  EFFECTIVE DATE 

REGULATION VIII -SAN DIEGO AIR POLLUTION EMERGENCY PLAN 

RULE NO. 

RULE NAME 

R126.PDF  APPLICABILITY 
R127.PDF  EPISODE CRITERIA LEVELS 
R128.PDF  EPISODE DECLARATION 
R129.PDF  EPISODE TERMINATION
R130.PDF  EPISODE ACTIONS 
R131.PDF STATIONARY SOURCE CURTAILMENT PLAN 
R132.PDF  TRAFFIC ABATEMENT PLAN
R133.PDF  SCHOOLS
R134.PDF  SOURCE INSPECTION 
R135.PDF  AIR MONITORING STATIONS 
R136.PDF  INTERDISTRICT AND INTERBASIN COORDINATION 
R137.PDF  EMERGENCY ACTION COMMITTEE 
R138.PDF PROCEDURES AND PLANS
APPENDIX A PERSONS TO BE NOTIFIED ON EPISODE DECLARATION

REGULATION IX -PUBLIC RECORDS 

RULE NO. 

RULE NAME 

R175.PDF  GENERAL 
R176.PDF  INFORMATION SUPPLIED TO DISTRICT 
R177.PDF INSPECTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS

REGULATION X - STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES

TABLE OF RULES
PREAMBLE
APPENDIX C
Subpart A - General Provisions
Subpart D - Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Steam Generators
Subpart Da - Standards of Performance for Electric Utility Steam Generating Units
Subpart Db - Standards of Performance for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Steam Generating Units
Subpart Dc - Standards of Performance for Small Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Steam Generating Units
Subpart E - Standards of Performance for Incinerators
Subpart Eb - Standards of Performance for Large Municipal Waste Combustors
Subpart Ec - Standards of Performance for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators
Subpart I - Standards of Performance for Asphalt Concrete Plants
Subpart J - Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries
Subpart K - Standards of Performance for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids (06/11/73 05/19/78)
Subpart Ka - Standards of Performance for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids (05/18/78 07/23/84)
Subpart Kb - Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels (Including Petroleum Liquid Storage Vessels)
Subpart L - Standards of Performance for Secondary Lead Smelters
Subpart M - Standards of Performance for Secondary Brass & Bronze Ingot Production Plants
Subpart O - Standards of Performance for Sewage Treatment Plants
Subpart DD - Standards of Performance for Grain Elevators
Subpart EE - Standards of Performance for Surface Coating Metal Furniture
Subpart GG - Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines
Subpart QQ - Standards of Performance for the Graphic Arts Industry: Publication Rotogravure Printing
Subpart RR - Standards of Performance for the Pressure Sensitive Tape and Label Surface Coating Operations
Subpart SS - Standards of Performance for the Industrial Surface Coating Appliances
Subpart AAA - Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters
Subpart BBB - Standards of Performance for the Rubber Tire Manufacturing Industry
Subpart FFF - Standards of Performance for Flexible Vinyl and Urethane Coating & Printing
Subpart JJJ - Standards of Performance for Petroleum Dry Cleaners
Subpart OOO - Standards of Performance for Non-Metallic Mineral Processing Plants
Subpart UUU - Standards of Performance for Calciners and Dryers in Mineral Industries
Subpart VVV - Standards of Performance for Polymeric Coating of Supporting Substrates
Subpart WWW - Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Subpart AAAA - Standards of Performance for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Landfills
Subpart CCCC - Standards of Performance for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units
Subpart EEEE - Standards of Performance for Other Solid Waste Incineration Units
Subpart KKKK - Standards of Performance for Stationary Combustion Turbines

REGULATION XI - NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS

Table of Rules
APPENDIX B

Title 40 Part 61

Subpart A - General Provisions (District Rules 361.01-361.17)
Subpart C - Beryllium (District Rules 361.30-361.34)
Subpart D - Beryllium Rocket Motor Firing (District Rules 361.40-361.43)
Subpart E - Mercury (District Rules 361.50-361.55)
Subpart F - Vinyl Chloride (District Rules 361.60-361.71)

Title 40 Part 63

Subpart A - General Provisions
Subpart R - Gasoline Distribution Facilities
Subpart T - Halogenated Solvent Cleaning
Subpart DD - Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations
Subpart GG - Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities
Subpart II - Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating)
Subpart JJ - Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations
Subpart VVV - Publicly Owned Treatment Works
Subpart AAAA - Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Subpart MMMM - Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products
Subpart PPPP - Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products
Subpart YYYY - Stationary Combustion Turbines
Subpart ZZZZ - Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
Subpart DDDDD - Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters
Subpart GGGGG - Site Remediation
Subpart PPPPP - Engine Test Cells/Stands
Subpart BBBBBB - Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline Facilities
Subpart CCCCCC - Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Subpart HHHHHH - Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources
Subpart OOOOOO - Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production and Fabrication Area Sources
Subpart VVVVVV - Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources
Subpart WWWWWW - Area Source Standards for Plating and Polishing Operations

REGULATION XII - TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS

RULE NO. 

RULE NAME 

R1200.PDF TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS - NEW SOURCE REVIEW
R1202.PDF  HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM, COOLING TOWERS  
R1203.PDF  ETHYLENE OXIDE STERILIZERS AND AERATORS  
R1205.PDF CONTROL OF DIOXINS EMISSIONS FROM MEDICAL WASTE INCINERATORS
R1206.PDF ASBESTOS REMOVAL, RENOVATION, AND DEMOLITION
R1210.PDF TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANT PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS - PUBLIC NOTIFICATION AND RISK REDUCTION

REGULATION XIV - TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS 

RULE NO. 

RULE NAME 

R1401.PDF  GENERAL PROVISIONS
R1410.PDF  PERMITS REQUIRED
R1411.PDF EXEMPTION FROM PERMIT TO OPERATE FOR INSIGNIFICANT UNITS
R1412.PDF FEDERAL ACID RAIN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
R1413.PDF EARLY REDUCTION OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS
R1414.PDF APPLICATIONS
R1415.PDF PERMIT PROCESS-PUBLIC NOTIFICATION
R1417.PDF PENDENCY AND CANCELLATION OF APPLICATIONS
R1418.PDF ACTION ON APPLICATIONS
R1419.PDF PROVISION OF SAMPLING AND TESTING FACILITIES AND EMISSION INFORMATION
R1420.PDF STANDARDS FOR GRANTING PERMITS
R1421.PDF PERMIT CONDITIONS
R1422.PDF DENIAL OR CANCELLATION OF APPLICATIONS
R1423.PDF FURTHER INFORMATION
R1424.PDF APPLICATIONS DEEMED DENIED
R1425.PDF APPEALS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW
APP-A.PDF INSIGNIFICANT UNITS

REGULATION XV. FEDERAL CONFORMITY

RULE NO.

RULE NAME

R1501.PDF CONFORMITY OF GENERAL FEDERAL ACTIONS


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