SJVAPCD Proposed Rule Changes

Jan 29, 2020 | Air Quality

For full details on changes below, visit the SJVAPCD’s Public Workshops webpage.

Rule 4460: Petroleum Refinery Fence-Line Air Monitoring
The proposed new rule requires petroleum refineries to install a fence-line air monitoring system and make the data collected available to the public in real time. For affected facilities, a Fence-Line Air Monitoring Plan must be submitted by July 1, 2020, and the operating system must be operating within 365 calendar days of the District’s approval of the proposed monitoring plan. The proposed rule also requires quarterly reporting of monitoring system downtime.

Rule 3200: Petroleum Refinery Community Air Monitoring Fees
The proposed rule establishes fees for petroleum refinery-related community air monitoring systems, including a one-time fee of up to $715,000 and annual fees of up to $223,549.

Recent and Upcoming Rule Development Workshops Include:

  • Rule 4311: Flares – Proposed rule concepts include requiring ultra-low nitrogen oxides (NOx) technology for new and existing flares and additional monitoring and reporting requirements;
  • Rule 4601: Architectural Coatings;
  • Rule 4320: Advanced Emission Reduction Options for Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters Greater than 5.0 MMBtu/hr;
  • Rule 4702: Internal Combustion Engines; and
  • Rule 4692: Commercial Char-broiling.

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