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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has been developing and has proposed various amendments to rules over the past months, including rules for facilities exiting the Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) program. The following proposed rules are expected to be adopted during the upcoming Governing Board meetings:

September 6, 2019 Governing Board

  1. Rule 1100: Implementation Schedule for NOx Facilities
  2. Rule 1110.2: Emissions from Stationary Internal Combustion Engines
  3. Rule 1147: NOx Reductions from Miscellaneous Sources
  4. Rule 1147.1: NOx Reductions from Large Miscellaneous Combustion Sources
  5. Rule 1407: Control of Emissions of Arsenic, Cadmium, and Nickel from Non-Chromium Metal Operations
  6. Rule 1480: Air Toxics Metal Monitoring

October 4, 2019 Governing Board

  1. Rule 218: Continuous Emission Monitoring
  2. Rule 218.1: Continuous Emission Monitoring Performance Specifications
  3. Rule 461: Gasoline Transfer and Dispensing
  4. Rule 1109: Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Boilers and Process Heaters in Petroleum Refineries
  5. Rule 1109.1: Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Refinery Equipment
  6. Rule 1142: Marine Tank Vessel Operations

For RECLAIM facilities with combustion sources, the Rule 1100 series landing rules will set new emission limits and monitoring requirements that may affect your facility. Similarly, RECLAIM facilities subject to CEMS monitoring requirements will be subject to the proposed Rule 218 and 218.1 requirements.

In addition, facilities with metal melting operations must implement controls to reduce arsenic, cadmium, and nickel emissions by 99% no later than January 1, 2021. Facilities with metal finishing, heat treating, forging, shredding, melting, buffing and grinding, or chromate-coating operations will be subject to ambient air monitoring requirements and required to submit monitoring plans to the SCAQMD.

For more information regarding the proposed rules and amendments, please contact our Irvine office at (949) 567-9880.