Current Rules and Regulations

Note:  For the fees in effect as of July 1, 2023, see this section.

Please see the table below for the currently adopted rules of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.

Rules and RegulationsPDFAdopted/
Last Amended
Cover Pagescover.pdf –
Table of Contents contents.pdf5/21/2020
Regulation I: General Provisions
Rule 101Compliance by Existing Installations: ConflictsRule101.pdf6/1981
Rule 102DefinitionsRule102.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 103SeverabilityRule103.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 104Agricultural BurningRule104.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 105ApplicabilityRule105.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 106Notice to Comply   (repealed)Rule106.pdf1/1/2001
Rule 107EmergenciesRule107.pdf4/19/2001
 Regulation II: Permits
Rule 201Permits RequiredRule201.pdf6/19/2008
Rule 202Exemptions to Rule 201Rule202.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 203TransferRule203.pdf4/17/1997
Rule 204ApplicationsRule204.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 205Standards for Granting PermitsRule205.pdf4/17/1997
Rule 206Conditional Approval of Authority to Construct or Permit to OperateRule206.pdf10/15/1991
Rule 207Denial of ApplicationsRule207.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 208Action on Applications – Time LimitsRule208.pdf4/17/1997
Rule 209 AppealsRule209.pdf1/18/2001
FEES Fiscal Year 2023-2024, Rule 210 – Current Fee Schedule
Rule 210Fees (for current fee schedule, see above)Rule210.pdf3/17/2005
Rule 211Technical Reports – Charges ForRule211.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 212Emission StatementsRule212.pdf10/20/1992
FEES Fiscal Year 2023-2024, Rule 213 – Current Fee Schedule cpi-fees.pdf7/1/2023
Rule 213Fees for Registration Programs  (for current fee schedule, see above)Rule 213.pdf10/18/2007
Regulation III: Prohibitions
Rule 301CircumventionRule301.pdf 10/23/1978
Rule 302Visible EmissionsRule302.pdf6/1981
Rule 303NuisanceRule303.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 304Particulate Matter – Northern ZoneRule304.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 305Particulate Matter – Southern ZoneRule305.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 306Dust and Fumes – Northern ZoneRule306.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 307Particulate Matter Emission Weight Rate – Southern ZoneRule307.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 308Incinerator BurningRule308.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 309Specific ContaminantsRule309.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 310Odorous Organic SulfidesRule310.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 311Sulfur Content of FuelsRule311.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 312Open FiresRule312.pdf10/2/1990
Rule 313Fires Set Under Public AuthorityRule313.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 314Reduction of Animal MatterRule314.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 315Gasoline SpecificationsRule315.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 316Storage and Transfer of GasolineRule316.pdf 1/15/2009
Rule 317Organic SolventsRule317.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 318Vacuum Producing Devices or Systems – Southern ZoneRule318.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 319Asphalt Air Blowing – Southern ZoneRule319.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 320Petroleum Solvent Dry CleanersRule320.pdf6/11/1979
Rule 321Solvent Cleaning OperationsRule321.pdf6/21/2012
Rule 322Metal Surface Coating Thinner and ReducerRule322.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 323Architectural CoatingsRule323.pdf 11/15/2001
Rule 323.1Architectural CoatingsRule 323.1.pdf6/19/2014
Rule 324Disposal and Evaporation of SolventsRule324.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 325Crude Oil Production and SeparationRule325.pdf7/19/2001
Rule 326Storage of Reactive Organic Compound LiquidsRule326.pdf 1/18/2001
Rule 327Organic Liquid Cargo Tank Vessel LoadingRule327.pdf12/16/1985
Rule 328Continuous Emission MonitoringRule328.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 329Cutback and Emulsified Asphalt Paving MaterialsRule329.pdf2/25/1992
Rule 330Surface Coating of Metal Parts and ProductsRule330.pdf6/21/2012
Rule 331Fugitive Emissions Inspection and MaintenanceRule331.pdf12/10/1991
Rule 332Petroleum Refinery Vacuum Producing Systems, Wastewater Separators and Process TurnaroundsRule332.pdf6/11/1979
Rule 333Control of Emissions from Reciprocating Internal Combustion EnginesRule333.pdf6/19/2008
Rule 334Control of Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chrome Plating and Chromic Acid Anodizing   (repealed)Rule334.pdf9/20/2010
Rule 335Control of Hexavalent Chromium in Cooling TowersRule335.pdf1/9/1990
Rule 336Control of Ethylene Oxide EmissionsRule336.pdf12/12/1989
Rule 337Surface Coating of Aerospace Vehicles and ComponentsRule337.pdf6/21/2012
Rule 338Control of Asbestos Containing Serpentine Rock in Surfacing Operations   (repealed)Rule338.pdf3/20/2003
Rule 339Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Coating OperationsRule339.pdf6/19/2008
Rule 340Control of Dioxins from Medical Waste IncineratorsRule340.pdf9/10/1991
Rule 341Municipal Solid Waste LandfillsRule341.pdf9/18/1997
Rule 342Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters (5 MMBtu/hr and greater)Rule342.pdf6/20/2019
Rule 343Petroleum Storage Tank DegassingRule343.pdf12/14/1993
Rule 344Petroleum Sumps, Pits and Well CellarsRule344.pdf11/10/1994
Rule 345Control of Fugitive Dust from Construction and Demolition ActivitiesRule345.pdf 1/21/2010
Rule 346Loading of Organic Liquid Cargo VesselsRule346.pdf1/18/2001
Rule 349Polyester Resin OperationsRule349.pdf6/21/2012
Rule 351Surface Coating of Wood ProductsRule351.pdf8/20/1998
Rule 352Natural Gas-Fired Fan-Type Central Furnaces and Small Water HeatersRule352.pdf10/20/2011
Rule 353Adhesives and SealantsRule353.pdf6/21/2012
Rule 354Graphic ArtsRule354.pdf6/28/1994
Rule 359Flares and Thermal OxidizersRule359.pdf6/28/1994
Rule 360Boilers, Water Heaters, and Process Heaters (0.075 – 2 MMBtu/hr)Rule360.pdf3/15/2018
Rule 361Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters (Between 2 – 5 MMBtu/hr)Rule361.pdf6/20/2019
Rule 364Refinery Fenceline and Community Air MonitoringRule364.pdf5/21/2020
Rule 370Potential to Emit — Limitations for Part 70 SourcesRule370.pdf1/20/2011
Regulation IV: Agricultural Burning
Rule 401Agricultural and Prescribed BurningRule401.pdf5/16/2002
Rule 402EnforcementRule402.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 403Burning Permit for Non-Burning Days: Report RequirementsRule403.pdf10/23/1978
Regulation V: Hearing Board
Rule 501GeneralRule501.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 502Filing PetitionsRule502.pdf5/7/1991
Rule 503Contents of PetitionsRule503.pdf 10/23/1978
Rule 504Petitions for Variances: ContentsRule504.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 505Breakdown ConditionsRule505.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 506Emergency Variances for BreakdownsRule506.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 507Appeal from DenialRule507.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 508Failure to Comply with RulesRule508.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 509Petition Response – (APCD Requirements)Rule509.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 510Withdrawal of PetitionRule510.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 511Place of HearingRule511.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 512Notice of HearingRule512.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 513EvidenceRule513.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 514Preliminary MattersRule514.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 515Official NoticeRule515.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 516ContinuancesRule516.pdf 10/23/1978
Rule 517DecisionRule517.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 518Effective Date of DecisionRule518.pdf10/23/1978
Rule 519Lack of PermitRule519.pdf10/23/1978
Regulation VI: Emergencies
Rule 601GeneralRule601.pdf6/15/1981
Rule 602Episodes/DisastersRule602.pdf6/15/1981
Rule 603Emergency Episode PlansRule603.pdf6/15/1981
Rule 604Source InspectionRule604.pdf6/15/1981
Rule 605EnforcementRule605.pdf6/15/1981
Rule 606Communication NetworkRule606.pdf6/15/1981
Rule 607Air Monitoring StationsRule607.pdf6/15/1981
Rule 608Air Monitoring SummariesRule608.pdf6/15/1981
Rule 609Interdistrict CoordinationRule609.pdf6/15/1981
Regulation VII: Conformity
Rule 701Transportation ConformityRule701.pdf10/15/1998
Rule 702General ConformityRule702.pdf10/20/1994
 Regulation VIII: New Source Review
Rule 801New Source Review – Definitions and General RequirementsRule801.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 802New Source ReviewRule802.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 803Prevention of Significant Deterioration   (repealed)Rule803.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 804OffsetsRule804.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 805Air Quality Impact Analysis, Modeling, Monitoring, and Air Quality Increment ConsumptionRule805.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 806Emission Reduction CreditsRule806.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 808New Source Review for Major Sources of Hazardous Air PollutantsRule808.pdf5/20/1999
Rule 809Federal Minor Source New Source ReviewRule809.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 810Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)Rule810.pdf6/20/2013
Regulation IX: New Source Performance Standards
Rule 901New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)Rule901.pdf9/20/2010
Rule 903Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) RegulationsRule903.pdf11/10/1992
Regulation X: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
Rule 1001National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs)Rule1001.pdf10/26/1993
Regulation XI: Public Notification
Rule 1101GeneralRule1101.pdf1/21/2010
Rule 1102Daily Reporting of Air QualityRule1102.pdf1/21/2010
Rule 1103Annual ReportingRule1103.pdf1/21/2010
Rule 1104Health EffectsRule1104.pdf1/21/2010
Rule 1105Public Awareness and InvolvementRule1105.pdf1/21/2010
Regulation XII: Registration Programs
Rule 1201Registration of Agricultural Diesel EnginesRule1201.pdf8/16/2007
Regulation XIII: Part 70 Operating Permit Program
Rule 1301General InformationRule1301.pdf8/25/2016
Rule 1302Permit ApplicationRule1302.pdf 11/9/1993
Rule 1303PermitsRule1303.pdf1/18/2001
Rule 1304Issuance, Renewal, Modification and ReopeningRule1304.pdf10/18/2018
Rule 1305EnforcementRule1305.pdf11/9/1993
The following is not a District-adopted rule.  The memorandum provides information on State Airborne Toxic Control Measures (ATCMs) and how the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District implements them.
 ATCM-MACT Memorandumatcm-mact.pdf1/15/2009

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