Rules Under Development

Updated 4/12/2018

Find information on the Air District's rule development efforts, including draft rule documents, opportunities for public participation, and public workshop materials.

The Air District develops rules and regulations to improve local air quality and protect the health of Bay Area residents.

The Air District’s process for creating and modifying rules and regulations involves developing technical assessments, hosting stakeholder meetings and public workshops, developing draft rules and amendments, and evaluating potential impacts of the rule.

Throughout the rule development process, upcoming events, notices, materials, and reports will be available online for individual rules currently under modification or development.

New rules and amendments that have been adopted by the Air District's Board of Directors can be found in the list of Current Rules. Recently adopted rules and amendments include:

Rules Under Development

Note that the Air District is currently updating the structure of the Rule Development section of the website, and information on all rules under development may not be listed immediately. Additional information will be posted as this update progresses.

 Rule #Rule NameExpected Hearing Datetable-mobile-only-column
Regulation 3FeesJune 6, 2018
Regulation 3
Rule Name:
Expected Hearing Date:
June 6, 2018
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of these amendments is to revise Regulation 3 and its fee schedules to increase fee revenue and recover the costs incurred by the Air District in implementing and enforcing regulatory programs for stationary sources of air pollution.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Barry Young
  • Senior Advanced Projects Advisor, Engineering
  • 415.749.4721
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Barry Young
  • Senior Advanced Projects Advisor, Engineering
  • 415.749.4721

Description

The purpose of these amendments is to revise Regulation 3 and its fee schedules to increase fee revenue and recover the costs incurred by the Air District in implementing and enforcing regulatory programs for stationary sources of air pollution.

Regulation 6Particulate matter - Common Definitions and Test MethodsMay 16, 2018
Regulation 6
Expected Hearing Date:
May 16, 2018
Next Upcoming Event:
Board of Directors Meeting
05/16/2018 09:30 AM
Watch/Listen:
Webcast not yet scheduled
Description:

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Rule Status:
Proposed
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

Board of Directors Meeting
05/16/2018 09:30 AM

Watch/Listen

Webcast not yet scheduled

Rule Status

Proposed

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Regulation 6 Rule 1Particulate matter - General requirementsMay 16, 2018
Regulation 6 Rule 1
Expected Hearing Date:
May 16, 2018
Next Upcoming Event:
Board of Directors Meeting
05/16/2018 09:30 AM
Watch/Listen:
Webcast not yet scheduled
Description:

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Rule Status:
Proposed
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

Board of Directors Meeting
05/16/2018 09:30 AM

Watch/Listen

Webcast not yet scheduled

Rule Status

Proposed

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Regulation 6 Rule 6Prohibition of trackoutMay 16, 2018
Regulation 6 Rule 6
Expected Hearing Date:
May 16, 2018
Next Upcoming Event:
Board of Directors Meeting
05/16/2018 09:30 AM
Watch/Listen:
Webcast not yet scheduled
Description:

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Rule Status:
Proposed
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

Board of Directors Meeting
05/16/2018 09:30 AM

Watch/Listen

Webcast not yet scheduled

Rule Status

Proposed

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Regulation 6 Rule 7Roofing Asphalt4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 6 Rule 7
Rule Name:
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Regulation 6 Rule 8Bulk material storage and handling4th Quarter 2017
Regulation 6 Rule 8
Expected Hearing Date:
4th Quarter 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4734
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Senior Air Quality Engineer, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of the new set of rules and amendments under Regulation 6 is to reduce emissions of particulate matter from commercial and industrial sources.

Regulation 12 Rule 16Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas Emissions LimitsJune 21, 2017
Regulation 12 Rule 16
Expected Hearing Date:
June 21, 2017
Next Upcoming Event:
No upcoming events scheduled.
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of this rule is to set numeric limits on refinery emissions of greenhouse gases.

Rule Status:
Proposed
Contact:
  • Gregory Nudd
  • Air Quality Program Manager, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4786
 

Next Upcoming Event

No upcoming events scheduled.

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Proposed

Contact

  • Gregory Nudd
  • Air Quality Program Manager, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4786

Description

The purpose of this rule is to set numeric limits on refinery emissions of greenhouse gases.

Regulation 13 Rule 1Significant Methane ReleasesN/A
Regulation 13 Rule 1
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Next Upcoming Event:
Regulation 13, Rule 1: Significant Methane Releases - Public Workshop (CANCELLED)
04/23/2018 04:00 PM
Watch/Listen:
N/A
Description:

The purpose of this rule is to address emissions from large scale methane releases across all sources in the Bay Area.

Rule Status:
Draft
Contact:
  • William Saltz
  • Air Quality Specialist II, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4698
 

Next Upcoming Event

Regulation 13, Rule 1: Significant Methane Releases - Public Workshop (CANCELLED)
04/23/2018 04:00 PM

Watch/Listen

N/A

Rule Status

Draft

Contact

  • William Saltz
  • Air Quality Specialist II, Meteorology & Measurements
  • 415.749.4698

Description

The purpose of this rule is to address emissions from large scale methane releases across all sources in the Bay Area.

Public Workshops and Materials

View scheduled dates for workshops and hearings on proposed rules. 

Note that as as of June 1, 2017, information regarding rule development regulatory workshops and public hearings will be consolidated onto the individual pages for rules under development that are linked from the table above . The Regulatory Workshops and Public Hearings pages will serve only as a source of archived historical information.

Gregory Nudd
Air Quality Program Manager, Meteorology & Measurements

415.749.4786

Victor Douglas
Principal Air Quality Specialist, Meteorology & Measurements

415.749.4752

Spare the Air Status
Spare the Air Status
  • Friday,
    4/20

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 4/12/2018