Air Quality Advisory

Air Quality Advisory through Tuesday, November 20, due to heavy wildfire smoke impacts in parts of the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County. See our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.

Regulation 13 Rule 3

Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 13, Rule 3, which would reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds, methane, and odors from composting operations 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.

The Air District is developing a new rule to address emissions of volatile organic compounds, methane, and odors from composting operations in the Bay Area. Regulation 13, Rule 3: Composting Operations aims to minimize and control these emissions at composting facilities, and is part of the Air District's Basin-Wide Methane Strategy (as outlined in the 2017 Clean Air Plan). Rule 13-3 may include provisions to improve consistency in the permitting and compliance of composting facilities.

A series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-3 and other rule development activity addressing climate pollutants, odors, VOCs, and toxics is planned for late 2018. For details on the workshops, see the Events section of this page.

concept paper discussing the development of Rule 13-2 and Rule 13-3 is available as well.

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Regulation 13 Rule 3Composting OperationsN/A
Regulation 13 Rule 3
Rule Name:
Composting Operations
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 and control emissions of volatile organic compounds, methane, and odors from composting operations.
 

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 and control emissions of volatile organic compounds, methane, and odors from composting operations.

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

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

We invite you to participate in a series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-3 and other rule development activity for climate pollutants, odors, VOCs, and toxics. The workshops are planned for late 2018, and details on times and locations can be found by clicking on the event in the table below.

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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
:
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

Also available in:
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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
11/5/2018Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, ToxicsNot yet available
 
11/5/2018
Event:
Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics
Date & Time:
Monday, November 5
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
City of Martinez Council Chambers
525 Henrietta Street
Martinez, CA 94553
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

Monday, November 5
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

City of Martinez Council Chambers
525 Henrietta Street
Martinez, CA 94553

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
11/1/2018Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, ToxicsWorkshop Agenda 11/1/18 - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics


Workshop Presentation - Regulation 13: Climate Pollutants


Workshop Presentation - Rule 13-1: Significant Methane Releases


Workshop Presentation - Rule 13-2: Organic Material Handling and Rule 13-3: Composting Operations
 
11/1/2018
Event:
Public Workshop - Rule Development for Climate Pollutants, Odors, VOCs, Toxics
Date & Time:
Thursday, November 1
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:
:
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 1
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
add to your calendar
View Full Calendar

Status

Scheduled

Location

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

Watch/Listen

Webcast Archive

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

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
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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 
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Event Notices
Description:
N/A
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Description

N/A

Workshop Flyer - 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

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: 11/17/2018