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Rules and Compliance

Learn about Air District Rules, how to comply with them, how our inspection process makes sure they are followed and what new rules we are working on.

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Rules & Compliance

Learn about Air District Rules, how to comply with them, how our inspection process makes sure they are followed and what new rules we are working on.

  • Rules Under Development
    Rules Under Development

    The purpose of this rule is to set numeric limits on refinery emissions of greenhouse gases. Regulation 13 Rule 1, Petroleum refining carbon intensity limits or facility-wide GHG emission limits, 4th Quarter 2017. Regulation 13 Rule 1. Rule Name: Petroleum refining carbon intensity limits or facility-wide GHG emission limits.

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    Rules & Compliance  /  Rule Development  /  Rules Under Development

    The purpose of this rule is to set numeric limits on refinery emissions of greenhouse gases. Regulation 13 Rule 1, Petroleum refining carbon intensity limits or facility-wide GHG emission limits, 4th Quarter 2017. Regulation 13 Rule 1. Rule Name: Petroleum refining carbon intensity limits or facility-wide GHG emission limits.

  • Refinery Emissions Tracking and Mitigation Rules
    Refinery Emissions Tracking and Mitigation Rules

    Refinery Emissions Tracking and Mitigation Rules. The Air District is developing two new rules that will affect the five Bay Area refineries. The first of the two proposals, draft Regulation 12, Rule 15: Petroleum. Refining Emissions Tracking (Rule 12-15), will gather emissions inventory and crude oil composition information ...

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    Refinery Emissions Tracking and Mitigation Rules. The Air District is developing two new rules that will affect the five Bay Area refineries. The first of the two proposals, draft Regulation 12, Rule 15: Petroleum. Refining Emissions Tracking (Rule 12-15), will gather emissions inventory and crude oil composition information ...

  • Draft Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Facility- Wide ...
    Draft Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Facility- Wide ...

    Nov 17, 2016 ... Draft Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Facility-. Wide Emissions Limits . AND. Draft Regulation 11, Rule 18: Reduction of Risk from Air. Toxic Emissions at Existing Facilities. DRAFT STAFF REPORT. October 2016 ...

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    Nov 17, 2016 ... Draft Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Facility-. Wide Emissions Limits . AND. Draft Regulation 11, Rule 18: Reduction of Risk from Air. Toxic Emissions at Existing Facilities. DRAFT STAFF REPORT. October 2016 ...

  • regulation 12 miscellaneous standards of performance rule 16
    regulation 12 miscellaneous standards of performance rule 16

    RULE 16. PETROLEUM REFINING EMISSIONS ANALYSIS, THRESHOLDS AND MITIGATION. INDEX. 12-16-100 GENERAL. 12-16-101 Description. 12-16-102 Exemption, Small Refineries. 12-16-103 Limited Exemption, Increases in Crude Oil Throughput. 12-16-104 Limited Exemption, Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

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    RULE 16. PETROLEUM REFINING EMISSIONS ANALYSIS, THRESHOLDS AND MITIGATION. INDEX. 12-16-100 GENERAL. 12-16-101 Description. 12-16-102 Exemption, Small Refineries. 12-16-103 Limited Exemption, Increases in Crude Oil Throughput. 12-16-104 Limited Exemption, Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

  • Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking Rule
    Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking Rule

    Apr 20, 2016 ... REGULATION 12. MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE. RULE 15. PETROLEUM REFINING EMISSIONS TRACKING. INDEX. 12-15-100 GENERAL. 12-15-101 Description. 12-15-200 DEFINITIONS. 12-15-201 Accidental Air Release. 12-15-202 Ambient Air. 12-15-203 Annual Emissions ...

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    Apr 20, 2016 ... REGULATION 12. MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE. RULE 15. PETROLEUM REFINING EMISSIONS TRACKING. INDEX. 12-15-100 GENERAL. 12-15-101 Description. 12-15-200 DEFINITIONS. 12-15-201 Accidental Air Release. 12-15-202 Ambient Air. 12-15-203 Annual Emissions ...

  • Regulation 12 Rule 16
    Regulation 12 Rule 16

    Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 12, Rule 16, which would place a numeric cap on greenhouse gas emissions at refineries. 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 ...

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    Rules & Compliance  /  Rule Development  /  Rules Under Development  /  Regulation 12 Rule 16

    Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 12, Rule 16, which would place a numeric cap on greenhouse gas emissions at refineries. 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 ...

  • Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas ...
    Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas ...

    Jun 6, 2017 ... impacts. The purpose of Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Limits (Rule 12-16) is to limit refining sector GHG emissions to a level consistent with the refineries' current production capacity. This should prevent a switch to more polluting feedstocks. This rule is intended ...

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    Jun 6, 2017 ... impacts. The purpose of Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Limits (Rule 12-16) is to limit refining sector GHG emissions to a level consistent with the refineries' current production capacity. This should prevent a switch to more polluting feedstocks. This rule is intended ...

  • Protecting Refinery Communities from Air Pollution
    Protecting Refinery Communities from Air Pollution

    Protecting Refinery. Communities from Air. Pollution. AGENDA: 12. Board of Directors Meeting. September 20, 2017. Greg Nudd, Acting Rules and Strategic Policy Officer. Office of Rules and Strategic Policy. 1 ...

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    Protecting Refinery. Communities from Air. Pollution. AGENDA: 12. Board of Directors Meeting. September 20, 2017. Greg Nudd, Acting Rules and Strategic Policy Officer. Office of Rules and Strategic Policy. 1 ...

  • Air District Board adopts two new refinery emission reduction rules
    Air District Board adopts two new refinery emission reduction rules

    Apr 20, 2016 ... The Air District's Board of Directors has adopted two new regulations to further tighten air pollution controls on petroleum operations at Bay Area refineries. Regulation 9, Rule 14 reduces sulfur dioxide emissions from the largest Bay Area source, coke calcining. Regulation 12, Rule 15 is a first-of-its-kind ...

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    News & Events  /  Air District Board adopts two new refinery emission reduction rules

    Apr 20, 2016 ... The Air District's Board of Directors has adopted two new regulations to further tighten air pollution controls on petroleum operations at Bay Area refineries. Regulation 9, Rule 14 reduces sulfur dioxide emissions from the largest Bay Area source, coke calcining. Regulation 12, Rule 15 is a first-of-its-kind ...

  • PROPOSED AIR DISTRICT REGULATION 12, RULE 15 ...
    PROPOSED AIR DISTRICT REGULATION 12, RULE 15 ...

    STAFF REPORT. PROPOSED. AIR DISTRICT REGULATION 12, RULE 15: PETROLEUM REFINING EMISSIONS. TRACKING. Prepared by the staff of the. Bay Area Air Quality Management District. April 2016 ...

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    STAFF REPORT. PROPOSED. AIR DISTRICT REGULATION 12, RULE 15: PETROLEUM REFINING EMISSIONS. TRACKING. Prepared by the staff of the. Bay Area Air Quality Management District. April 2016 ...

  • Regulation 12, Rule 12: Flares at Petroleum Refineries
    Regulation 12, Rule 12: Flares at Petroleum Refineries

    Apr 5, 2006 ... 12-12-101 Description: The purpose of this rule is to reduce emissions from flares at petroleum refineries by minimizing the frequency and magnitude of flaring. Nothing in this rule should be construed to compromise refinery operations and practices with regard to safety. 12-12-110 Exemption, Organic ...

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    Apr 5, 2006 ... 12-12-101 Description: The purpose of this rule is to reduce emissions from flares at petroleum refineries by minimizing the frequency and magnitude of flaring. Nothing in this rule should be construed to compromise refinery operations and practices with regard to safety. 12-12-110 Exemption, Organic ...

  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District Draft Petroleum Refining ...
    Bay Area Air Quality Management District Draft Petroleum Refining ...

    Draft Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking Rule. March, 2013. Why is the Air District developing this new rule? As high quality crude oil becomes less available over time, petroleum refineries may increase their use of lower quality crude oil (i.e., oil that is harder to “refine” into useable products and/or that contains more ...

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    Draft Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking Rule. March, 2013. Why is the Air District developing this new rule? As high quality crude oil becomes less available over time, petroleum refineries may increase their use of lower quality crude oil (i.e., oil that is harder to “refine” into useable products and/or that contains more ...

  • Refinery Emission Trends 1980-2015 and Main Causes of Reductions
    Refinery Emission Trends 1980-2015 and Main Causes of Reductions

    REGULATION 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS. REGULATION 2 - PERMITS. REGULATION 6 - PARTICULATE MATTER AND VISIBLE. EMISSIONS. REGULATION 7 - ODOROUS SUBSTANCES. REGULATION 8 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS: Rule 1 - General Provisions. Rule 2 - Miscellaneous Operations. Rule 5 - Storage of ...

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    REGULATION 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS. REGULATION 2 - PERMITS. REGULATION 6 - PARTICULATE MATTER AND VISIBLE. EMISSIONS. REGULATION 7 - ODOROUS SUBSTANCES. REGULATION 8 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS: Rule 1 - General Provisions. Rule 2 - Miscellaneous Operations. Rule 5 - Storage of ...

  • Refinery Flare Monitoring
    Refinery Flare Monitoring

    Sep 9, 2016 ... These reports are submitted 30 days after the end of each month and include monitoring data for each flare that is subject to the requirements set down in the Air District's Regulation 12, Rule 11. Reports undergo processing and quality assurance and may take an additional 60-90 days after the required ...

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    Research & Data  /  Refinery Flare Monitoring

    Sep 9, 2016 ... These reports are submitted 30 days after the end of each month and include monitoring data for each flare that is subject to the requirements set down in the Air District's Regulation 12, Rule 11. Reports undergo processing and quality assurance and may take an additional 60-90 days after the required ...

  • Air District Board of Directors to cap refinery greenhouse gases
    Air District Board of Directors to cap refinery greenhouse gases

    May 31, 2017 ... The Air District's Board of Directors has voted to set the stage for Regulation 12, Rule 16 to cap greenhouse gas emissions from the region's five refineries, creating a model for the state and nation to follow. Wood Burning Status. Wood Burning Status ...

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    News & Events  /  Air District Board of Directors to cap refinery greenhouse gases

    May 31, 2017 ... The Air District's Board of Directors has voted to set the stage for Regulation 12, Rule 16 to cap greenhouse gas emissions from the region's five refineries, creating a model for the state and nation to follow. Wood Burning Status. Wood Burning Status ...

  • Refinery Emissions Tracking and Mitigation Rules Workshop Agenda
    Refinery Emissions Tracking and Mitigation Rules Workshop Agenda

    I. Welcome/Introductions/Meeting Format – David Ralston. II. BAAQMD Overview – Jack Broadbent/Jean Roggenkamp. III. Overview of Draft Regulation 12-Rules 15 and 16 – Eric Stevenson. IV. Enforcement and Compliance – Wayne Kino. V. Facilitated Comment Period. • Please fill out speaker cards (two minutes per ...

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    I. Welcome/Introductions/Meeting Format – David Ralston. II. BAAQMD Overview – Jack Broadbent/Jean Roggenkamp. III. Overview of Draft Regulation 12-Rules 15 and 16 – Eric Stevenson. IV. Enforcement and Compliance – Wayne Kino. V. Facilitated Comment Period. • Please fill out speaker cards (two minutes per ...

  • Regulation 13 Rule 1
    Regulation 13 Rule 1

    Aug 17, 2017 ... Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 13, Rule 1, which caps the carbon intensity of petroleum refining at each Bay Area refinery, and is the first in a series of regional rules to address greenhouse gases. Find out about the status and anticipated timeline of the rule development ...

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    Rules & Compliance  /  Rule Development  /  Rules Under Development  /  Regulation 13 Rule 1

    Aug 17, 2017 ... Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 13, Rule 1, which caps the carbon intensity of petroleum refining at each Bay Area refinery, and is the first in a series of regional rules to address greenhouse gases. Find out about the status and anticipated timeline of the rule development ...

  • regulation 6 particulate matter rule 5 particulate emissions from
    regulation 6 particulate matter rule 5 particulate emissions from

    Dec 16, 2015 ... 6-5-101. Description: This rule limits the emissions of condensable particulate matter emissions from petroleum refinery fluidized catalytic cracking units ( FCCUs) as well as emissions of precursors of secondary particulate matter. Regulation 6, Rule 1 addresses filterable particulate emissions from FCCUs.

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    Dec 16, 2015 ... 6-5-101. Description: This rule limits the emissions of condensable particulate matter emissions from petroleum refinery fluidized catalytic cracking units ( FCCUs) as well as emissions of precursors of secondary particulate matter. Regulation 6, Rule 1 addresses filterable particulate emissions from FCCUs.

  • Comments in favor of the proposed BAAQMD Refinery Emissions ...
    Comments in favor of the proposed BAAQMD Refinery Emissions ...

    Dec 1, 2016 ... I. CA law explicitly allows the Air Districts to implement GHG reduction policies for stationary sources, such as for refineries. Yet, the refinery emission caps Rule. 12 -16 is not even a GHG reduction rule, in contrast to some common misconceptions. BAAQMD Refinery Rule 12-16 even allows refineries to ...

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    Dec 1, 2016 ... I. CA law explicitly allows the Air Districts to implement GHG reduction policies for stationary sources, such as for refineries. Yet, the refinery emission caps Rule. 12 -16 is not even a GHG reduction rule, in contrast to some common misconceptions. BAAQMD Refinery Rule 12-16 even allows refineries to ...

  • Draft Rule & Workshop Report
    Draft Rule & Workshop Report

    This report was prepared to provide information relevant to the development of a new rule by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“Air District”) which would apply to petroleum refineries located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The proposed title of this new rule is Regulation 12, Rule 15: Petroleum Refining ...

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    This report was prepared to provide information relevant to the development of a new rule by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“Air District”) which would apply to petroleum refineries located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The proposed title of this new rule is Regulation 12, Rule 15: Petroleum Refining ...

Wood Burning Status
Wood Burning Status
  • illegal to burn

    Wednesday,
    12/13

    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • illegal to burn

    Thursday,
    12/14

    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 11/14/2017