The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held its first working group meeting on June 28, 2018, for Proposed Amended Rule (PAR) 1110.2 - Emissions from Gaseous- and Liquid-Fueled Engines. The purpose of this rule is to reduce NOx, VOC, and CO emissions from stationary and portable internal combustion engines (ICEs) with a rating above 50 brake horsepower (bhp). The proposed rule changes are aimed at facilities transitioning out of the Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) program and will focus on NOx emissions. The proposed rule is expected to affect 98 ICEs from 24 facilities.

Previously, only stationary, non-emergency gaseous- and liquid-fueled stationary and portable ICEs at non-RECLAIM facilities were subject to Rule 1110.2. The 2018 working group meeting focused on initial concepts for reconciling components of PAR 1110.2 and existing RECLAIM rules for facilities exiting RECLAIM. Potential rule amendments include pollution control strategies and monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping (MRR) requirements. The public hearing for the rule is currently scheduled for the 1st quarter of 2019.

The next working group meeting will be held in the 3rd quarter of 2018. For more information regarding compliance with the proposed rule changes, please contact our Irvine office at (949) 567-9880 or visit the District's website.