Initially adopted in late 2005, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) implemented Rule 9510 – Indirect Source Review to reduce emissions of NOx and PM10 from new development projects.  Rule 9510 affects a broad spectrum of development projects in the valley air basin, including residential subdivisions, commercial and retail centers.  The SJVAPCD is proposing updates to Rule 9510 to ensure that this rule applies consistently to all large development projects throughout the San Joaquin Valley, as well as to enhance and clarify this rule.

A public workshop to address the updates to Rule 9510 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM PST in Fresno, California.  In addition to attending in person, interested parties may join in via video teleconferencing at SJVAPCD's Bakersfield and Modesto offices or by webcast.  Webcast access, workshop information, and draft staff reports are available here.  Written comments regarding the rule updates should be addressed to Ms. Cherie Clark at SJVAPCD, 1990 East Gettysburg Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726 and must be received by 5:00 PM PST on May 24, 2016.  For additional SJVAPCD information, contact Ms. Clark by e-mail and by phone at (559) 230-6000.

Development project applicants subject to Rule 9510 must complete an application and comply with emission-reduction requirements.  Although compliance with Rule 9510 is separate from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process, control measures used to comply with the Rule 9510 are treated as mitigation measures under CEQA.  If you need assistance with Rule 9510 compliance, contact Trinity's Bakersfield office, Insight Environmental Consultants, by phone at (661) 282-2200 and by email.