On December 19, 2019, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) adopted two new rules: Rule 4460 concerning Petroleum Refinery Fenceline Air Monitoring, and Rule 3200 concerning Petroleum Refinery Community Air Monitoring Fees.

Rule 4460 requires petroleum refineries operating under SJVAPCD's jurisdiction to submit to the District a written fenceline air monitoring plan for establishing and operating a real-time monitoring system to monitor certain pollutants described in Table 1 of the new rule, available here. The purpose of the rule is to require air monitoring systems that provide air quality information to the public. The rule includes a timeline for development and implementation, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements. Rule 3200 sets forth initial and annual fees that petroleum refineries must pay to develop and maintain a refinery-related community air monitoring system, available here.

For more information, contact Trinity's Sacramento office at (916) 444-6666.