Regulation 13 Rule 4

Updated 6/6/2019

Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 13, Rule 4, which would reduce emissions of methane from municipal sewage treatment and anaerobic digester 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 methane from municipal sewage treatment and anaerobic digester operations in the Bay Area. Regulation 13, Rule 4: Sewage Treatment and Anaerobic Digestion 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).

In June 2019, the Air District will host a series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-4 and other rule development activity for climate pollutants. For details on the workshops, see the Events section of this page.

Workshop materials are now available, including a concept paper for Rule 13-4. Comments will be accepted through Monday, July 8, 2019.

Comments can be submitted to:

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

Or by email to mnishiki@baaqmd.gov

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Regulation 13 Rule 4Sewage Treatment and Anaerobic DigestionN/A
Regulation 13 Rule 4
Rule Name:
Sewage Treatment and Anaerobic Digestion
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Rule Status:
Conceptual
Air District Staff Contact:
  • Misha Nishiki
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8679
Regulation:
Regulation 13
Comments Due:
N/A
Description:
The purpose of this rule is to minimize climate pollutant emissions from municipal sewage treatment and anaerobic digester operations.
 

Comments Due

N/A

Rule Status

Conceptual

Regulation

Regulation 13

Air District Staff Contact

  • Misha Nishiki
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8679

Description

The purpose of this rule is to minimize climate pollutant emissions from municipal sewage treatment and anaerobic digester operations.

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

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

In June 2019, the Air District will host a series of workshops on the development of Rule 13-4 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
 
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
:
Other Meeting Documents:
N/A
Event Contact:
  • Misha Nishiki
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8679
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

  • Misha Nishiki
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8679
6/18/2019Public Workshop on Climate Pollutant RegulationsNot yet available
 
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
:
Other Meeting Documents:
N/A
Event Contact:
  • Misha Nishiki
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8679
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

  • Misha Nishiki
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8679
6/13/2019Public Workshop on Climate Pollutant RegulationsNot yet available
 
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
:
Other Meeting Documents:
N/A
Event Contact:
  • Misha Nishiki
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8679
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

  • Misha Nishiki
  • Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.8679

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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Concept Paper - New Regulation 13, Rule 4: Sewage Treatment and Anaerobic Digestion
Technical Support Documents 
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Technical Support Documents
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Description

N/A

Workshop Flyer - Climate Pollutant Regulations
Event Notices 
Workshop Flyer - Climate Pollutant Regulations
Type:
Event Notices
Description:
N/A
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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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Misha Nishiki
Senior Air Quality Specialist, Rules & Strategic Policy

415.749.8679

Spare the Air Status
Spare the Air Status
  • Sunday,
    6/16

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Monday,
    6/17

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 6/6/2019