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DescriptionDates
Rule 1304, Part 70 Operating Permits – Issuance, Renewal, Modification and ReopeningOctober 18, 2018
Rule 360, Boilers, Water Heaters, and Process Heaters (0.075 – 2 MMBtu/hr)March 15, 2018
Regulation VIII – New Source Review, and Other Associated RulesAugust 25, 2016
Rule 323.1 – Architectural CoatingsJune 19, 2014
Rule 810 – Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)June 20, 2013
Rules 330, 337, 349, and 353 – Solvent Cleaning ProvisionsJune 21, 2012
Rule 352 – Natural Gas-Fired Fan-Type Central Furnaces and Small Water HeatersOctober 20, 2011
Rules 102 and 202 – Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from the Manufacturing of Semiconductors and Related Devices March 17, 2011
Rules 102, 202, 370, 810, and 1301 – EPA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Tailoring Rule ProjectJanuary 20, 2011
Rules 102, 202, and 321 – Solvent Cleaning Machines and Solvent Cleaning September 20, 2010
Rule 901 – New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), and a Negative Declaration in Lieu of RulesSeptember 20, 2010
Repeal of Rule 334 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chrome Plating and Chromic Acid AnodizingSeptember 20, 2010
Rule 345 – Control of Fugitive Dust from Construction and Demolition ActivitiesJanuary 21, 2010
Regulation XI – Public NotificationJanuary 21, 2010
Rule 316 – Storage and Transfer of GasolineJanuary 15, 2009
Rules 102, 201, 202, and 333 – Reciprocating Internal Combustion EnginesJune 19, 2008
Rule 339 – Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Coating Operations June 19, 2008
Rules 202 and 361 – Small Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process HeatersJanuary 17, 2008
Rule 213 – Fees for Registration ProgramsOctober 18, 2007
Rule 1201 – Registration of Agricultural Diesel Engines August 16, 2007
MeetingRule 1304: Part 70 Operating Permits – Issuance, Renewal, Modification and Reopening
Board Hearing

On October 18, 2018, the District Board of Directors amended Rule 1304. The rule revisions modernize, enhance and improve the consistency in the public noticing provisions by using electronic notice (e-notice) and electronic access (e-access).

Board Materials: Board Packet, Board Presentation, Staff Report, Rule 1304 (Clean copy), Rule 1304 (Edited copy), Public Notice

CAC Meeting

On January 11, 2018, the District met with the Community Advisory Council (CAC) to discuss the proposed amendments to Rule 1304. The draft rule revisions modernize, enhance and improve the consistency in the public noticing provisions that are codified in the District’s rulebook. At the meeting, the District obtained a CAC recommendation for the District Board of Directors to amend Rule 1304.

CAC Materials: CAC Memo, Presentation, Staff Report, Rule 1304 (Clean copy), Rule 1304 (Edited copy)

Relevant Supplementary Material:

  • Click here for the federal register that documents EPA’s revisions to the public notice provisions.
  • Click here for EPA’s fact sheet on the public notice revisions.
  • Click here for the CAPCOA Title V Electronic Noticing Model Rule.
MeetingRule 360:  Boilers, Water Heaters, and Process Heaters (0.075 – 2 MMBtu/hr)
Board Hearing

On March 15, 2018, the District Board of Directors amended District Rule 360. Beginning on January 1, 2019, the rule revisions require all newly installed and modified natural gas units to meet the 20 ppm oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission standard.

Board Materials: Board Packet, Board Presentation, Rule 360 (Clean copy), Rule 360 (Edited copy), Public Notice

CAC Meeting

On January 11, 2018, the District will meet with the Community Advisory Council (CAC) to discuss the proposed amendments to Rule 360. The draft rule revisions require all newly installed and modified natural gas units to meet a lower oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission standard. At the meeting, the District obtained a CAC recommendation for the District Board of Directors to amend Rule 360.

CAC Materials: CAC Memo, Presentation, Staff Report, Rule 360 (Clean copy), Rule 360 (Edited copy)

Workshop

The District held a public workshop on the draft revisions to Rule 360 on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Santa Barbara County APCD office.

Workshop Materials: Staff Report, Rule 360 (Clean copy), Rule 360 (Edited copy), Public Notice, Workshop Presentation

Relevant Supplementary Material:

  • Click here for the District’s Rule 360 certification webpage
MeetingRegulation VIII – New Source Review, and Other Associated Rules
Board Hearing

On August 25 2016, the Board of Directors amended Regulation VIII, New Source Review, and Other Associated Rules. These amendments were designed to update the District’s current New Source Review (NSR) permitting regulations to reflect recent regulatory mandates, and to simplify the permitting process while maintaining an equally stringent rule set.

Board Materials: Board Letter, Board Presentation, Final Staff Report, Final EIR, Public Notice

Supplementary CEQA documentation:  Notice of Preparation, Notice of Availability, Draft EIR

Rule 102DefinitionsNotated ChangesFinal Rule
Rule 105ApplicabilityNotated ChangesFinal Rule
Rule 202Exemptions to Rule 201Notated ChangesFinal Rule
Rule 204ApplicationsNotated ChangesFinal Rule
Rule 801New Source Review – Definitions and General RequirementsNotated ChangesFinal Rule
Rule 802New Source ReviewNotated ChangesFinal Rule
Rule 803Prevention of Significant DeteriorationNotated ChangesFinal Rule
Rule 804OffsetsNotated ChangesFinal Rule
Rule 805Air Quality Impact Analysis, Modeling, Monitoring, and Air Quality Increment ConsumptionNotated ChangesFinal Rule
Rule 806Emission Reduction CreditsNotated ChangesFinal Rule
Rule 809Federal Minor Source New Source ReviewN/AFinal Rule
Rule 1301Part 70 Operating Permits – General InformationNotated ChangesFinal Rule
CAC Meeting

On December 9, 2015, the District met with the Community Advisory Council (CAC) and obtained a CAC recommendation for the District Board of Directors to adopt the NSR amendments.

CAC Materials: CAC Memo, CAC Presentation, Staff Report

Rules: PAR 102, PAR 105, PAR 202, PAR 204, PAR 801, PAR 802, PAR 803, PAR 804, PAR 805, PAR 806, PAR 809, PAR 1301

WorkshopThe District held two public workshops at the following times and locations:

  • Workshop #1: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM – Santa Barbara County APCD
  • Workshop #2: Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM – Santa Maria Public Library

Workshop Materials: Workshop Presentation, Staff Report, Public Notice

Rules: PAR 102, PAR 204, PAR 801, PAR 802, PAR 803, PAR 804, PAR 805, PAR 806, PAR 809, PAR 1301

Relevant Supplementary Material:

  • Click here for the District’s ERC webpage
  • Click here for the CARB’s SB-288 webpage
  • Click here for the EPA’s PM2.5 webpage
  • Click here for the District’s Guidelines for Soil & Vegetation Analysis and Visibility Analysis
  • Click here for the listing of the Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS)
  • Click here for the District’s Environmental Review Guidelines
  • Click here for the District’s Clean Air Plan (CAP) webpage for the 2001 Federal Maintenance Plan and the 2013 CAP
  • Click here for a map of the Class I Impact Areas in Santa Barbara
MeetingRule 323.1 – Architectural Coatings
Board Hearing

On June 19, 2014, the Board of Directors adopted Rule 323.1. The adoption of Rule 323.1 was necessary to implement the California Air Resources Board’s 2007 Suggested Control Measure for Architectural Coatings and to fulfill a 2010 Clean Air Plan commitment.

Board Presentation
Board Package (Rule 323.1 is included as Attachment 4).
Public Notice

CAC Meeting

On May 14, 2014, the District met with the Community Advisory Council (CAC) and obtained a CAC recommendation for the District Board of Directors to adopt Rule 323.1.

CAC Memo, CAC Presentation, Draft Rule 323.1, Project Description Summary

In response to comments from the CARB (received on May 15, 2014), staff made some minor text changes for clarification and created a new exemption. The updated rulemaking files are available below:

Draft Rule 323.1, Project Description Summary, Public Comments and Responses

Workshop

On March 11, 2014, the District conducted a Public Workshop on proposed Rule 323.1, Architectural Coatings.

Workshop Presentation
Draft Rule 323.1 (dated March 7, 2014).
Project Description Summary (dated March 7, 2014).

Public Notice
Initial Draft Rule (dated February 12, 2014)
Initial Project Description Summary (dated February 12, 2014)

Meeting Rule 810 – Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)
Board Hearing

On June 20, 2013, the Board of Directors amended Rule 810.  The rule amendments were necessary to address EPA-identified deficiencies.

PAR 810, Board Package

CAC Meeting

On May 8, 2013, the District met with the Community Advisory Council (CAC) and obtained a CAC recommendation for the District Board of Directors to approve amendments to Rule 810.

PAR 810, Table of Changes

Meeting Rules 330, 337, 349, and 353 – Solvent Cleaning Provisions
Board HearingOn June 21, 2012, the Board of Directors amended the following rules:

  1. Rule 102, Definitions,
  2. Rule 202, Exemptions to Rule 201,
  3. Rule 321, Solvent Cleaning Machines and Solvent Cleaning,
  4. Rule 330, Surface Coating of Metal Parts and Products,
  5. Rule 337, Surface Coating of Aerospace Vehicles Parts and Components,
  6. Rule 349, Polyester Resin Operations, and
  7. Rule 353, Adhesives and Sealants.

The amended rules added new solvent cleaning provisions in Rules 330, 337, 349, and 353. Slight modifications to Rules 102, 202, and 321 were also adopted. These changes were made to fulfill the requirement that the District adopts every feasible measure.

To aid stakeholders and the interested public, the following documents are available below:

The following were made available on May 16, 2012:

Background Paper, PAR 102, PAR 202, PAR 321, PAR 330, PAR 337, PAR 349, PAR 353,

CAC Meeting #2

On April 11, 2012, the District met with the Community Advisory Council (CAC) and obtained a CAC recommendation for the District Board of Directors to approve amendments to the solvent cleaning rules.

The following were made available on March 28, 2012:

CAC Memo, Background Paper, Summary of Significant Changes Made since Workshop

PAR 102, PAR 202, PAR 321, PAR 330, PAR 337, PAR 349, PAR 353

CAC Meeting #1 & Public WorkshopOn August 10, 2011, the District conducted a joint Public Workshop and CAC meeting on the proposed amendments to the following:

  1. Rule 330, Surface Coating of Metal Parts and Products, and Rule 337, Surface Coating of Aircraft and Aerospace Vehicle Parts and Products; and
  2. Rule 349, Polyester Resin Operations, and Rule 353, Adhesives and Sealants.

After the public workshop, the CAC met to consider recommending that the Board of Directors adopt the proposed amended rules. Discussions indicated that the rules contained unclear language and suggested revisions were made. Hence, the CAC decided to continue the item.

The following were made available on July 27, 2011:  CAC Memo, Background Paper, PAR 102, PAR 202, PAR 330, PAR 337, PAR 349, PAR 353

The following were made available on July 7, 2011:  Public Notice, Background Paper, PAR 102, PAR 202, PAR 330, PAR 337, PAR 349, PAR 353

Scoping WorkshopOn February 10, 2011, the District conducted two Public Scoping Workshops on proposed amendments to the following:

  1. Rule 330, Surface Coating of Metal Parts and Products, and Rule 337, Surface Coating of Aircraft and Aerospace Vehicle Parts and Products; and
  2. Rule 349, Polyester Resin Operations, and Rule 353, Adhesives and Sealants.

The proposed amendments in these rules add solvent cleaning provisions into each of the rules, similar to the recently amended Rule 321 (amended in 2010). Some existing reactive organic compound limits for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and/or polyester materials may also need amending pursuant to California Air Resources Board and/or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements.

Public Notice

 MeetingRule 352 – Natural Gas-Fired Fan-Type Central Furnaces and Small Water Heaters
Board Hearing

On October 20, 2011, the Board of Directors amended Rule 352. The amended rule reduced the small water heater’s oxides of nitrogen (NOx) limit of 55 parts per million by volume (ppm) to 15 ppm.

Public Notice, Board Package, PAR 352

CAC Meeting

On August 10, 2011, the Community Advisory Council (CAC) met to consider recommending that the Board of Directors adopt amendments to Rule 352. The rule lowered the small water heater’s oxides of nitrogen (NOx) limit to 15 ppm. After the briefing, the CAC passed a motion to recommend that the APCD Board approve the amendments.

CAC Memo, PAR 352

Meeting
Rules 102 and 202 – Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Semiconductors Project
Board Hearing

On March 17, 2011, the Board of Directors amended Rule 102 (Definitions) and Rule 202 (Exemptions to Rule 201).  The amended rules implement the California Air Resources Board requirements for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from semiconductor operations and related devices that use fluorinated gases or fluorinated heat transfer fluids. Such operations include, but are not limited to, the processing of diodes, zeners, stacks, rectifiers, integrated microcircuits, transistors, solar cells, light-sensing devices, and light-emitting devices.

Public Notice, Board Package, PAR 102, PAR 202

CAC Meeting

On February 9, 2011, the Community Advisory Council (CAC) met to consider recommending that the Board of Directors adopt amendments to Rules 102 and 202.

CAC Memo, PAR 102, PAR 202

Public WorkshopOn October 28, 2010, the District conducted a Public workshop on proposed amendments to Rules 102 and 202.
Meeting
Rules 102, 202, 370, 810, and 1301 – EPA GHG Tailoring Rule Project
Board HearingOn January 20, 2011, the Board of Directors amended the following rules:

  1. Rule 102, Definitions
  2. Rule 202, Exemptions to Rule 201
  3. Rule 370, Potential to Emit – Limitations for Part 70 Sources
  4. Rule 1301, Part 70 Operating Permits – General Information
  5. New Rule 810, Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)

The new and modified rules implement EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule requirements.

Board Package, Background Paper,
PAR 102, PAR 202, PAR 370, Proposed Rule 810, PAR 1301

CAC Meeting

On December 8, 2010, District staff provided a briefing to the Community Advisory Council and obtained a CAC recommendation that the Board adopt new Rule 810 and amendments to Rules 102, 201, 370, and 1301.

CAC Memo, Background Paper,
PAR 102, PAR 201, PAR 370, Proposed Rule 810, PAR 1301

MeetingRules 102, 202, and 321 – Solvent Cleaning Machines and Solvent Cleaning
Board HearingOn September 20, 2010, the Board of Directors adopted amendments to Rules 102 (Definitions), 202 (Exemptions to Rule 201), and 321 (Solvent Cleaning Machines and Solvent Cleaning). This rulemaking action included:

  1. Adding more control techniques for solvent cleaning machines and new control techniques for general solvent cleaning.
  2. Amendments to the Rule 102 definition of “reactive organic compound” to incorporate most of the compounds classified as “exempt compounds” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  In addition, some of the ROC-exempt compounds have a permitting threshold, as specified in Rule 202.D.10.
  3. Amendments to exemptions in Rule 202 to avoid requiring permits when using low-ROC solvents.

Board Package, Addendum Memo

Public Notice, Background Paper, PAR 102, PAR 202, PAR 321

 CAC Meeting #2On July 14, 2010, District staff provided a briefing to the Community Advisory Council and obtained a CAC recommendation that the Board adopt amendments to Rules 102, 202, and 321.

The District made these documents available on May 13, 2010:
CAC Memo, Background Paper, Proposed Amended Rules

The District made these documents available on June 30, 2010:
CAC Memo, Background Paper, Proposed Amended Rules

 CAC Meeting #1On September 23, 2009, the District provided a briefing to the Community Advisory Council and asked for recommendations on two key aspects of the Rule 321 project:

  1. Should the District make Rule 321 applicable to solvents containing a toxic air contaminant in excess of two percent?
  2. Should the Rule 202 exemption text and the Rule 321 “general solvent use” limit indicate 25 or 50 grams of reactive organic compounds (ROC) per liter?

CAC Memo

Public Workshop

On June 25, 2009, a public workshop was held to present, discuss, and receive comments on the proposed amendments to Rule 321.

Background Paper, Draft Proposed Rules

MeetingRule 901 – New Source Performance Standards, and a Negative Declaration in Lieu of Rules
Board HearingOn September 20, 2010, the Board of Directors amended Rule 901 and adopted a Negative Declaration in Lieu of Rules. This action included:

  1. Amendments to Rule 901 to incorporate by reference all of the federal 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 60, Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources.
  2. Adoption of a Negative Declaration in Lieu of Rules to indicate that the District has no sources in its jurisdiction subject to various New Source Performance Standards.

Rule 901 Board Package and Neg Dec Board Package, Public Notice

Project Description Summary for Rule 901, PAR 901
Project Description Summary for Neg Dec, Negative Declaration in Lieu of Rules

CAC MeetingOn July 14, 2010, District staff provided a briefing to the Community Advisory Council and obtained a CAC recommendation that the Board adopt amendments to Rule 901 and adopt a Negative Declaration in Lieu of Rules.

CAC Memo
Project Description Summary for Rule 901, PAR 901
Project Description Summary for Neg Dec, Negative Declaration in Lieu of Rules

Meeting 

Repeal of Rule 334 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chrome Plating and Chromic Acid Anodizing

Board Hearing

On September 20, 2010, the Board of Directors repealed Rule 334. The District repealed Rule 334 because the state’s Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) has stricter requirements than those found in Rule 334. The California ATCM provisions for this source category are found in the California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Sections 93102 – 93102.16.

Meeting

Rule 345 – Control of Fugitive Dust from Construction and Demolition Activities

Board Hearing

On January 21, 2010, the Board of Directors adopted new Rule 345. This rule fulfills the requirements of Senate Bill 656. Although dust mitigation measures are already recommended or required for construction and demolition projects through other programs (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act, California Storm Water Control Regulations, etc.), these measures are not enforceable by the District. Adoption and implementation of Rule 345 gives District staff the ability to enforce dust mitigation measures that reduce PM or dust from construction and demolition sites.

Board Package, PAR 345

CAC Meeting and Workshop

On October 28, 2009, the District conducted a joint Public Workshop and CAC meeting on the proposed Rule 345.

PAR 345

Meeting

Regulation XI – Public Notification

Board Hearing

On January 21, 2010, the Board of Directors amended Rules 1101 – 1105, collectively known as Regulation XI. The District found that with the advent of electronic media and changes in Air Quality Standards since Regulation XI was first adopted in 1980, it was necessary to update the regulation to reflect current practices and standards.

Board Package, PAR 1101 – 1105

CAC Meeting

On October 28, 2009, the District briefed the Community Advisory Council on the project and obtained a CAC recommendation that the Board adopt the amendments to Rules 1101 – 1105.

PAR 1101-1105

Meeting

Rule 316 – Storage and Transfer of Gasoline, and Rule 102, Definitions

Board Hearing

On January 15, 2009, the Board of Directors amended Rules 102 (Definitions) and 316 (Storage and Transfer of Gasoline). This rulemaking action included adding two exemptions to allow vehicle refueling without a Phase II vapor recovery system provided:

  1. the product dispensed is E85 (an ethanol-gasoline blend), or
  2. the station is a qualifying non-retail gasoline dispensing facility dedicated to refueling only motor vehicles equipped with onboard refueling vapor recovery systems.

Board Package, Background Paper, PAR 102, PAR 316

Meeting 

Rules 102, 201, 202, and 333 – Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

Board Hearing

On June 19, 2008, the Board of Directors amended Rules 102, 202, and 333.

Certain types of portable construction equipment, including air compressors, generators, concrete pumps, abrasive blasting equipment, pile drivers, welders, cranes and construction drill rigs are no longer exempt from permits as a result of this rulemaking action.

Effective September 18, 2008, portable construction engines rated 50 brake horsepower (bhp) and above that are operated in Santa Barbara County are required to be either: 1) registered in the statewide portable equipment registration program, or 2) permitted by the District.

Board PackageStaff Report,
PAR 102
, PAR 201, PAR 202, PAR 333

 CAC Meeting

On April 23, 2008, the District met with the Community Advisory Council and briefed them on the project to amend Rule 333 and other rules relative to permitting internal combustion engines. The emission limits in Rule 333 were amended to address ARB and EPA requirements. Also, under the amended Rules 102 and 202, certain types of portable construction equipment, including air compressors, generators, concrete pumps, abrasive blasting equipment, pile drivers, welders, cranes and construction drill rigs will no longer be exempt from permits.

After the briefing, the Community Advisory Council passed a motion to recommend that the Board approve amended Rules 102, 201, 202, and 333.

CAC Memo, Background Paper, Frequently Asked Questions
PAR 102, PAR 201, PAR 202, PAR 333

Meeting

Rule 339 Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Coating

Board Hearing

On June 19, 2008, the Board of Directors amended Rule 339. Rule 339 was revised to include the CARB Suggested Control Measure for Automotive Coatings. This revised rule affects all automotive refinishing shops and mobile equipment coating operations located in Santa Barbara County. The revised rule:

  1. reduces the amount of allowable volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the coatings;
  2. reduces the VOC limits to a maximum of 25 g/L for solvents used in association with painting; and
  3. includes an exemption for pre-sanding solvent to remove grease, wax, and road tar. This exemption includes a limit of 20 gallons per year per facility.

Board Package, PAR 339

Meeting

Rules 202 and 361 – Small Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters

Board Hearing

On January 17, 2008, the Board of Directors adopted new Rule 361 and amended Rule 202. The new rule controls emissions from combustion equipment in the range of 2 MMBtu/hr to 5 MMBtu/hr. The permitting threshold for there units was also lowered from 5 MMBtu/hr to 2 MMBtu/hr. This rulemaking action was consistent with a commitment made in the 2007 Clean Air Plan.

Board Package, PAR 202, PAR 361,

Meeting

Rule 213 – Fees for Registration Programs

Board Hearing

On October 18, 2007, the Board of Directors adopted new Rule 213. This new rule establishes a registration fee and registration renewal fee for each engine subject to Rule 1201, Registration of Agricultural Diesel Engines.

Board Package, Proposed Rule 213

Meeting

Rule 1201 – Registration of Agricultural Diesel Engines

Board Hearing

On August 16, 2007, the Board of Directors adopted new Rule 1201. This new rule applies to agricultural operators that use diesel engines rated at 50 brake horsepower and greater. Rule 1201 implements the State Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for stationary compression-ignition engines (California Code of Regulations §93115). The ATCM has significant requirements for both existing and new diesel engines used in agricultural processes, including a requirement that all applicable engines are registered with their local air district.

Board Package, Proposed Rule 1201

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