Regulation 13 Rule 2

Updated 5/16/2019

Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 13, Rule 2, which would reduce emissions of methane and odors from organic material handling in the Bay Area.

Find out about the status and anticipated timeline of the rule development process. Information on hearings, workshops, and other events is provided below, along with supporting documents and materials.

Updated 5/16/2019

The Air District is developing a new rule to address emissions of methane and odors from facilities processing organic materials in the Bay Area. Regulation 13, Rule 2: Organic Material Handling aims to minimize these emissions, and is part of the Air District's Basin-Wide Methane Strategy (as outlined in the 2017 Clean Air Plan). Rule 13-2 may include requirements for best management practices, odor impact monitoring, and enhanced odor control standards.

A series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-2 and other rule development activity addressing climate pollutants, odors, VOCs, and toxics was held in late 2018. A concept paper discussing the development of Rule 13-2 and Rule 13-3 was made available for these workshops.

In June 2019, the Air District will host another series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-2 and other rule development activity for climate pollutants. For details on the workshops, see the Events section of this page.

Workshop materials, including a workshop report and draft regulatory language for Rule 13-2, will be posted prior to the workshop dates.

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Regulation 13 Rule 2Organic Material HandlingN/A
Regulation 13 Rule 2
Rule Name:
Organic Material Handling
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Rule Status:
Conceptual
Air District Staff Contact:
  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048
Regulation:
Regulation 13
Comments Due:
N/A
Description:
The purpose of this rule is to minimize emissions of methane and odors from facilities processing organic materials.
 

Comments Due

N/A

Rule Status

Conceptual

Regulation

Regulation 13

Air District Staff Contact

  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048

Description

The purpose of this rule is to minimize emissions of methane and odors from facilities processing organic materials.

Updated 5/16/2019

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

Throughout the rule development process, we provide information on upcoming and past workshops, hearings, and other events.

A series of workshops was held in late 2018 to cover the development of Rule 13-2 and other rule development activity for climate pollutants, odors, VOCs, and toxics.

In June 2019, the Air District will host another series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-2 and other rule development activity for climate pollutants. Details on times and locations can be found by clicking on the event in the table below.

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6/19/2019Public Workshop on Climate Pollutant RegulationsNot yet available
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6/19/2019
Event:
Public Workshop on Climate Pollutant Regulations
Date & Time:
Wednesday, June 19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
Embassy Suites
901 E. Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, California 95035
Watch/Listen:
This meeting will not be webcast
Agenda:
Not yet available
:
New
Other Meeting Documents:
N/A
Event Contact:
  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048
Event Description:
N/A
 

Date & Time

Wednesday, June 19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

Embassy Suites
901 E. Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, California 95035

Watch/Listen

This meeting will not be webcast

Event Description

N/A

Other Meeting Documents

N/A

Event Contact

  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048
6/18/2019Public Workshop on Climate Pollutant RegulationsNot yet available
New
6/18/2019
Event:
Public Workshop on Climate Pollutant Regulations
Date & Time:
Tuesday, June 18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
Richmond Memorial Convention Center
403 Civic Center Plaza, Bermuda Room
Richmond, CA 94804
Watch/Listen:
This meeting will not be webcast
Agenda:
Not yet available
:
New
Other Meeting Documents:
N/A
Event Contact:
  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048
Event Description:
N/A
 

Date & Time

Tuesday, June 18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

Richmond Memorial Convention Center
403 Civic Center Plaza, Bermuda Room
Richmond, CA 94804

Watch/Listen

This meeting will not be webcast

Event Description

N/A

Other Meeting Documents

N/A

Event Contact

  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048
6/13/2019Public Workshop on Climate Pollutant RegulationsNot yet available
New
6/13/2019
Event:
Public Workshop on Climate Pollutant Regulations
Date & Time:
Thursday, June 13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room
375 Beale St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
Watch/Listen:
Webcast not yet scheduled
Agenda:
Not yet available
:
New
Other Meeting Documents:
N/A
Event Contact:
  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048
Event Description:
N/A
 

Date & Time

Thursday, June 13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room
375 Beale St.
San Francisco, CA 94104

Watch/Listen

Webcast not yet scheduled

Event Description

N/A

Other Meeting Documents

N/A

Event Contact

  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048
11/8/2018Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, ToxicsNot yet available
 
11/8/2018
Event:
Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics
Date & Time:
Thursday, November 8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
3355 Noble Avenue
San Jose, CA 95132
Watch/Listen:
This meeting will not be webcast
Agenda:
Not yet available
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Other Meeting Documents:
Event Contact:
  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048
Event Description:
N/A
 

Date & Time

Thursday, November 8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

3355 Noble Avenue
San Jose, CA 95132

Watch/Listen

This meeting will not be webcast

Event Description

N/A

Other Meeting Documents

Workshop Notice - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

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Workshop Flyer - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

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Event Contact

  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048
11/7/2018Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, ToxicsNot yet available
 
11/7/2018
Event:
Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics
Date & Time:
Wednesday, November 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
Shannon Community Center
11600 Shannon Avenue
Dublin, CA 94568
Watch/Listen:
This meeting will not be webcast
Agenda:
Not yet available
:
Other Meeting Documents:
Event Contact:
  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048
Event Description:
N/A
 

Date & Time

Wednesday, November 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

Shannon Community Center
11600 Shannon Avenue
Dublin, CA 94568

Watch/Listen

This meeting will not be webcast

Event Description

N/A

Other Meeting Documents

Workshop Notice - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

Also available in:
中文 | Tagalog | Español | tiếng Việt

Workshop Flyer - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

Also available in:
中文 | Tagalog | Español | tiếng Việt

Event Contact

  • Robert Cave
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.5048

Documents

Supporting materials, such as staff reports, regulatory language, and other technical documents related to rule development, are posted throughout the development process.

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Description

N/A

Regulation 13 Rule 2 and Rule 3 - FAQ
Technical Support Documents 
Regulation 13 Rule 2 and Rule 3 - FAQ
Type:
Technical Support Documents
Description:
N/A
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Description

N/A

Workshop Presentation - Rule 13-2: Organic Material Handling and Rule 13-3: Composting Operations
Technical Support Documents 
Type:
Technical Support Documents
Description:
N/A
:
 

Description

N/A

Regulation 13 Rules 2 and 3 - Concept Paper
Technical Support Documents 
Regulation 13 Rules 2 and 3 - Concept Paper
Type:
Technical Support Documents
Description:
N/A
:
 

Description

N/A

Workshop Notice - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics

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Event Notices 
Type:
Event Notices
Description:
N/A
:
 

Description

N/A

Comments

The Air District provides opportunities for the public to submit input throughout the development process, and posts comments received during the open public comment periods.

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Robert Cave
Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy

415.749.5048

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Last Updated: 5/16/2019