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AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule

Learn about the Air District's process for adopting an Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule, mandated by Assembly Bill 617 for industrial Cap-and-Trade facilities that do not currently have Best Available Retrofit Control Technology in place.

Assembly Bill 617

Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) directs the state, in consultation with local air districts, to select communities that have a high cumulative exposure burden to air pollution. Once selected, these communities will work with local air districts on community emission reduction programs and/or air quality monitoring campaigns. The Air District is implementing these AB 617 efforts through the Community Health Protection Program.

The bill also requires expedited implementation of Best Available Retrofit Control Technology, or BARCT, at industrial Cap-and-Trade facilities.

AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule

AB 617 requires air districts to review the emissions control technology installed on pollution sources located at industrial facilities subject to the Cap-and-Trade program. The Air District has identified 19 of these industrial facilities in the Bay Area, encompassing over 1,800 sources.

To address facilities that do not have BARCT in place, each air district must adopt an Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule before the end of 2018. The Air District has identified source categories for which BARCT is not in place and has created a list of six rule development projects to consider for implementation that will address emissions of PM, NOx, ROG, and SO2.

The Air District has released the CEQA Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule and is accepting comments through December 7, 2018:

The Air District has released a Staff Report for the Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule and rule development project scopes, and is accepting comments through December 7, 2018:

Comments may be submitted to:

David Joe
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Or by email to

Staff will present the final proposed documents for the Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule and CEQA analysis to the Air District Board of Directors for consideration at a public hearing on December 19, 2018.

Meetings and Events

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12/19/2018Board of Directors Meeting Not yet available 
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Board of Directors Meeting
Date & Time:
Wednesday, December 19
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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  • David Joe
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8623
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Date & Time

Wednesday, December 19
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Location

375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • David Joe
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8623
8/24/2018CEQA Initial Study Scoping Meeting - Expedited BARCT Implementation ScheduleNot yet available 
8/24/2018
Event Name:
CEQA Initial Study Scoping Meeting - Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule
Date & Time:
Friday, August 24
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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375 Beale Street
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  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8623
Event Description:
CEQA Initial Study Scoping Meeting for AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule
 

Date & Time

Friday, August 24
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Location

375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Event Description

CEQA Initial Study Scoping Meeting for AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule

Other Documents

AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule CEQA Notice of Preparation/Initial Study


CEQA Scoping Meeting Presentation - Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule

Event Contact

  • David Joe
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8623

Documents and Materials

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10/23/2018Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule Staff Report
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Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule Staff Report
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10/23/2018Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule Staff Report - Individual Project Scopes
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10/23/2018
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10/23/2018Public Hearing Notice for AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule
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10/23/2018AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule CEQA Draft Environmental Impact Report
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9/4/2018Request for Comments - Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule Initial Staff Report
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9/4/2018Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule Initial Staff Report
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9/4/2018
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9/4/2018Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule Initial Staff Report - Individual Project Scopes
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9/4/2018
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8/24/2018CEQA Scoping Meeting Presentation - Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule
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8/6/2018AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule CEQA Notice of Preparation/Initial Study
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5/24/2018Request for Comments AB 617 Expedited BARCT Implementation Schedule Concept Paper
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5/24/2018
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Victor Douglas
Manager, Rules & Strategic Policy

415.749.4752

David Joe
Senior Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy

415.749.8623

Guy Gimlen
Principal Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy

415.749.4734

Wood Burning Status
Wood Burning Status
  • illegal to burn

    Saturday,
    11/17

    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • illegal to burn

    Sunday,
    11/18

    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 10/23/2018