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On April 15, 2019, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) hosted a workshop on amendments to District Rule 2201: New and Modified Stationary Source Review, Rule 2301: Emissions Reduction Credit Banking, and Rule 2520: Federally Mandated Operated Permits. SJVAPCD is renaming the term Replacement Emission Unit to Routine Replacement Emission unit in Rule 2201. There is no change in SJVAPCD implementation of this definition.

SJVAPCD also updated the assessment of PM2.5 Precursors in the PM2.5 Concentration Modeling Protocol. After remodeling hypothetical increases in Ammonia, the District found that there will not be significant increases in PM2.5 emissions due to Ammonia.

All three District Rules 2201, 2301 and 2520 currently require that public notices be published in the newspaper. SJVAPCD is planning to amend all three rules to eliminate newspaper publishing requirements, instead, SJVAPCD will publish electronic notifications. This will increase opportunities for public participation through greater access to project documents; ensure higher quality of information and more bilingual notices are made available; and enable more timely and efficient communication with the public. The changes to the rules do not impact any standards that trigger public notice requirements.

The proposed changes in each rule will be posted on May 20, 2019. More information can be found in the SJVAPCD staff report. Please feel free to contact Trinity Consultants at (661) 282-2200 for additional details.