Manual of Procedures

View the full manual of technical procedures covering all aspects of the Air District’s enforcement, regulatory, monitoring, evaluation, and documentation activities.

Volume I - Enforcement Procedures

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Part 1 Evaluation of Visible Emissions
Part 1
Contents:
Evaluation of Visible Emissions
Part 2 Inspection Criteria For Phase II Gasoline Vapor Balance Systems
Part 2
Contents:
Part 3 Labeling Requirements For Asbestos Waste Containers
Part 3
Contents:
Part 4 Warning Sign Requirements For Asbestos Waste Disposal Sites
Part 4
Contents:
Part 5 Boiler, Steam Generator, and Process Heater Tuning Procedure
Part 5
Contents:
Part 6 Emissions Averaging Procedure for Wood Product Coatings
Part 6
Contents:
Part 7 Emissions Averaging Procedure For Architectural Coatings
Part 7
Contents:

Volume II - Engineering Permitting Procedures

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Indexindex
Index
Contents:
index
Part 1 Introduction
Part 1
Contents:
Introduction
Part 2Permits - General
Part 2
Contents:
Permits - General
Part 3Major Facility Review Permit Requirements
Part 3
Contents:
Major Facility Review Permit Requirements
Part 4New and Modified Sources of Toxic Air Contaminants
Part 4
Contents:
New and Modified Sources of Toxic Air Contaminants

Volume III - Laboratory Policy and Procedures

ProcedureLaboratory Policy and Procedurestable-mobile-only-column
Method 1A Method 1A - Determination of Ammonia in Effluents Collected in Acid Media using the Specific Ion Electrode
Method 1A
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 2Method 2 - Determination of Beryllium in Effluent & Atmospheric Particulate Matter
Method 2
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 10A Method 10A - Determination of Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products
Method 10A
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 13 Method 13 - Determination of the Reid Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products
Method 13
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 21 Method 21 - Determination of Compliance of Volatile Organic Compounds for Water Reducible Coatings
Method 21
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 22 Method 22 - Determination of Compliance of Volatile Organic Compounds for Solvent Based Coatings, Inks, and Other Related Products
Method 23 Method 23 - Determination of Volatile Emissions from Polyester Resins
Method 23
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 24 Method 24 - Determination of Total Fluoride in Effluents
Method 24
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 26 Method 26 - Determination of Volatile Weight Loss of Gel Coats
Method 26
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 27 Method 27 - Determination of Vinyl Chloride in Effluent
Method 27
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 28 Method 28 - Determination of Vapor Pressure of Organic Liquids from Storage Tanks
Method 28
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 29 Method 29 - Determination of Ethanol in Bakery Effluents
Method 29
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 31 Method 31 - Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Paint Strippers, Solvent Cleaners and Low Solids Coatings
Method 31
Method 33Method 33 - Determination of Dissolved Critical Volatile Organic Compounds in Wastewater Separators
Method 33
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 34Method 34 - Determination of Hexavalent and Total Chromium in Effluent Samples from Electrolytic Chrome Plating operations
Method 34
Method 39 Method 39 - Determination of Styrene Monomer Contents of Polyester Resin Material
Method 39
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 41Method 41 - Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Solvent Based Coatings and Related Materials Containing Parachlorobenzotrifluoride
Method 43 Method 43 - Determination of Volatile Methylsiloxanes in Solvent Based Coatings, Inks and Related Materials
Method 43
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 44AMethod 44A - Determination of Reduced Sulfur Gases and Sulfur Dioxide in Effluent Samples by Gas Chromatographic Method
Method 44A
Method 45 Methos 45 - Determination of Butanes and Pentanes in Polymeric Materials
Method 45
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 46 Method 46 - Determination of the Composite Partial Pressure of Volatile Organic Compounds in Cleaning Products
Method 46
Method 4B Method 4B - Determination of Total Lead in Effluents
Method 4B
Laboratory Policy and Procedures:
Method 4B - Determination of Total Lead in Effluents

Volume IV - Source Test Policy and Procedures

ProcedureRegSource Test Procedurestable-mobile-only-column
IntroductionN/AIntroduction
Introduction
Reg:
N/A
Source Test Procedures:
Introduction
ST-1B Odorous Substances
ST-1B Ammonia, Integrated Sampling (Reg. 7)
ST-1B
Reg:
Odorous Substances
Source Test Procedures:
ST-1B Ammonia, Integrated Sampling (Reg. 7)
ST-2 Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Beryllium
ST-2 Beryllium Sampling (Reg. 11)
ST-2
Reg:
Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Beryllium
Source Test Procedures:
ST-2 Beryllium Sampling (Reg. 11)
ST-3
Terminals and Bulk Plants

Gasoline Bulk Plants and Gasoline Cargo Tanks
ST-3 Bulk Gasoline Transfer Plants (500-20,000 GPD) (Reg. 8)
ST-3
Reg:

Terminals and Bulk Plants

Gasoline Bulk Plants and Gasoline Cargo Tanks
Source Test Procedures:
ST-5 Reg 6: Particulate Matter
General Requirements
ST-5 Carbon Dioxide, Continuous Sampling (Reg. 6)
ST-5
Reg:
Reg 6: Particulate Matter
General Requirements
Source Test Procedures:
ST-5 Carbon Dioxide, Continuous Sampling (Reg. 6)
ST-6
General Provisions

Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
ST-6 Carbon Monoxide, Continuous Sampling (Regs. 8 & 10)
ST-6
Reg:

General Provisions

Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
Source Test Procedures:
ST-7
General Provisions
ST-7 Non-Methane Organic Carbon Sampling (Reg. 8)
ST-7
Reg:

General Provisions
Source Test Procedures:
ST-7 Non-Methane Organic Carbon Sampling (Reg. 8)
ST-8 Odorous Substances
ST-8 Dimethylsulfide Sampling (Reg. 7)
ST-8
Reg:
Odorous Substances
Source Test Procedures:
ST-8 Dimethylsulfide Sampling (Reg. 7)
ST-9 Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Lead

Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
ST-9 Lead Sampling (Regs. 10 & 11)
ST-9
Reg:
Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Lead

Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
Source Test Procedures:
ST-9 Lead Sampling (Regs. 10 & 11)
ST-10Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Mercury
ST-10 Mercury Sampling (Reg. 11)
ST-10
Reg:
Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Mercury
Source Test Procedures:
ST-10 Mercury Sampling (Reg. 11)
ST-11Odorous Substances
ST-11 Mercaptans, Integrated Sampling (Reg. 7)
ST-11
Reg:
Odorous Substances
Source Test Procedures:
ST-11 Mercaptans, Integrated Sampling (Reg. 7)
ST-12 Odorous Substances
ST-12 Collection of Odorous Samples (Reg. 7)
ST-12
Reg:
Odorous Substances
Source Test Procedures:
ST-12 Collection of Odorous Samples (Reg. 7)
ST-13A Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Nitrogen Oxides from Heat Transfer Operations

Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
ST-13A Oxides of Nitrogen, Continuous Sampling (Regs. 9 & 10)
ST-13A
Reg:
Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Nitrogen Oxides from Heat Transfer Operations

Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
Source Test Procedures:
ST-14 Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Nitrogen Oxides from Heat Transfer Operations
ST-14 Oxygen, Continuous Sampling (Regs. 9)
ST-14
Reg:
Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Nitrogen Oxides from Heat Transfer Operations
Source Test Procedures:
ST-14 Oxygen, Continuous Sampling (Regs. 9)
ST-15 Reg 6: Particulate Matter
General Requirements

Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
ST-15 Particulate Sampling (Regs. 6 & 10)
ST-15
Reg:
Reg 6: Particulate Matter
General Requirements

Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
Source Test Procedures:
ST-15 Particulate Sampling (Regs. 6 & 10)
ST-16 Odorous Substances
ST-16 Phenolic Compounds Sampling (Reg. 7)
ST-16
Reg:
Odorous Substances
Source Test Procedures:
ST-16 Phenolic Compounds Sampling (Reg. 7)
ST-17 N/AST-17 Stack Gas Velocity and Volumetric Flowrate
ST-17
Reg:
N/A
Source Test Procedures:
ST-17 Stack Gas Velocity and Volumetric Flowrate
ST-18N/AST-18 Stack Traverse Point Determination
ST-18
Reg:
N/A
Source Test Procedures:
ST-18 Stack Traverse Point Determination
ST-19A Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources

Sulfur Dioxide
ST-19A Sulfur Dioxide, Continuous Sampling (Regs. 9 & 10)
ST-19A
Reg:
Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources

Sulfur Dioxide
Source Test Procedures:
ST-19BReg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources

Sulfur Dioxide
ST-19B Sulfur Oxides, Integrated Sampling (Regs. 9 & 10) (Deleted)
ST-19B
Reg:
Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources

Sulfur Dioxide
Source Test Procedures:
ST-20 Reg 6: Particulate Matter
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources

Sulfur Dioxide

Acid Mist from Sulfuric Acid Plants

Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Reg 12: Miscellaneous Standards of Performance
ST-20 Sulfur Dioxide, Sulfur Trioxide and Sulfuric Acid Mist (Regs. 6, 9, 10 & 12)
ST-20
Reg:
Reg 6: Particulate Matter
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources

Sulfur Dioxide

Acid Mist from Sulfuric Acid Plants

Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Reg 12: Miscellaneous Standards of Performance
Source Test Procedures:
ST-21 Reg 12: Miscellaneous Standards of Performance
Kraft Pulp Mills
ST-21 Total Reduced Sulfur Sampling (Reg. 12)
ST-21
Reg:
Reg 12: Miscellaneous Standards of Performance
Kraft Pulp Mills
Source Test Procedures:
ST-21 Total Reduced Sulfur Sampling (Reg. 12)
ST-22Odorous Substances
ST-22 Trimethylamine Sampling (Reg. 7)
ST-22
Reg:
Odorous Substances
Source Test Procedures:
ST-22 Trimethylamine Sampling (Reg. 7)
ST-23 N/AST-23 Water Vapor Sampling
ST-23
Reg:
N/A
Source Test Procedures:
ST-23 Water Vapor Sampling
ST-24 Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources

Reg 6: Particulate Matter
ST-24 Evacuated Cylinder Sampling for Orsat Analysis (CO, CO 2 , O 2 ) (Regs. 6, 8, 9 & 10)
ST-24
Reg:
Reg 9: Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources

Reg 6: Particulate Matter
Source Test Procedures:
ST-25Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
ST-25 Fluoride, Integrated Sampling (Reg. 10)
ST-25
Reg:
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
Source Test Procedures:
ST-25 Fluoride, Integrated Sampling (Reg. 10)
ST-26 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
ST-26 Coke Burn-Off Rate (Reg. 10) (Deleted)
ST-26
Reg:
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
Source Test Procedures:
ST-26 Coke Burn-Off Rate (Reg. 10) (Deleted)
ST-27
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
ST-27 GDF Dynamic Back Pressure Test (Reg. 8) (Revised: September 9, 2002)
ST-27
Reg:

Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Source Test Procedures:
ST-28 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
ST-28 Hydrogen Sulfide, Integrated Sampling (Reg. 10)
ST-28
Reg:
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
Source Test Procedures:
ST-28 Hydrogen Sulfide, Integrated Sampling (Reg. 10)
ST-29Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Vinyl Chloride
ST-29 Vinyl Chloride (Reg. 11)
ST-29
Reg:
Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Vinyl Chloride
Source Test Procedures:
ST-29 Vinyl Chloride (Reg. 11)
ST-30
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
ST-30 Static Pressure Integrity Test, Underground Storage Tanks (Reg. 8) (Revised: September 9, 2002)
ST-30
Reg:

Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
ST-31
Reg 8, Rule 27: Deleted: March 4, 2009
ST-31 Perchloroethylene (Reg. 8)
ST-31
Reg:

Reg 8, Rule 27: Deleted: March 4, 2009
Source Test Procedures:
ST-31 Perchloroethylene (Reg. 8)
ST-32
Large Commercial Bread Bakeries
ST-32 Ethanol, Integrated Sampling (Reg. 8)
ST-32
Reg:

Large Commercial Bread Bakeries
Source Test Procedures:
ST-32 Ethanol, Integrated Sampling (Reg. 8)
ST-33
Gasoline Bulk Terminals and Gasoline Cargo Tanks

Gasoline Bulk Plants and Gasoline Cargo Tanks
ST-33 Gasoline Cargo Tanks (Reg. 8)
ST-33
Reg:

Gasoline Bulk Terminals and Gasoline Cargo Tanks

Gasoline Bulk Plants and Gasoline Cargo Tanks
Source Test Procedures:
ST-33 Gasoline Cargo Tanks (Reg. 8)
ST-34
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources

Terminals and Bulk Plants

Gasoline Bulk Terminals and Gasoline Cargo Tanks

Gasoline Bulk Plants and Gasoline Cargo Tanks

Marine Tank Vessel Operations
ST-34 8,10 Bulk and Marine Loading Terminals Vapor Recovery Units (Regs. 8 & 10) Last amended 12/7/05
ST-34
Reg:

Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources

Terminals and Bulk Plants

Gasoline Bulk Terminals and Gasoline Cargo Tanks

Gasoline Bulk Plants and Gasoline Cargo Tanks

Marine Tank Vessel Operations
ST-35 Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Hexavalent Chromium
ST-35 Total And Hexavalent Chromium (Reg. 11)
ST-35
Reg:
Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Hexavalent Chromium
Source Test Procedures:
ST-35 Total And Hexavalent Chromium (Reg. 11)
ST-36
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
ST-36 Gasoline Dispensing Facility Phase I Volumetric Efficiency (Reg. 8)
ST-36
Reg:

Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Source Test Procedures:
ST-37
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
ST-37 Gasoline Dispensing Facility Liquid Removal Devices (Reg. 8)
ST-37
Reg:

Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Source Test Procedures:
ST-38
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
ST-38 Gasoline Dispensing Facility Static Pressure Integrity - Aboveground Vaulted Tanks (Reg. 8)
ST-38
Reg:

Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
ST-39 Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
ST-39 GDF Air To Liquid Volumetric Ratio Test (Reg. 8) (Revised: September 9, 2002)
ST-39
Reg:
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Source Test Procedures:
ST-40Reg 11: Hazardous Pollutants
Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from All Cooling Towers and Total Hydrocarbon Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Cooling Towers
ST-40 Strippable Volatile Organic Compounds
ST-40
Source Test Procedures:
ST-40 Strippable Volatile Organic Compounds

Volume V - Continuous Emission Monitoring Policy and Procedures

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Volume 5Continuous Emission Monitoring Policy and Procedures
Volume 5
Contents:
Continuous Emission Monitoring Policy and Procedures

Volume VI - Air Monitoring Procedures

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AppendixAppendix - Meteorological Monitoring Guidance for Manual of Procedures
Appendix
Contents:
Volume 6Air Monitoring Procedures
Volume 6
Contents:
Air Monitoring Procedures

Volume VII - Guidelines for Environmental Processes

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GuidelinesVolume 7 - Guidelines for Environmental Processes
Guidelines
Contents:
Volume 7 - Guidelines for Environmental Processes

Volume VIII - Procedures for Calculating and Generating Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits

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Wood Burning Status
Wood Burning Status
  • illegal to burn

    Wednesday,
    12/13

    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • illegal to burn

    Thursday,
    12/14

    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 8/20/2014