On March 23, 2017 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted a new state-wide regulation to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. All parties, including CARB and the Valley’s oil and gas industry, agreed that administration of this regulation by the District would result in a more effective implementation of the new state regulation at lower cost.
On December 21, 2017 the SJVAPCD Governing Board adopted two new rules allowing the District to effectively and efficiently implement and enforce the oil and gas state regulation.
- Rule 2260 - Registration Requirements for Equipment Subject to California’s Oil and Gas Regulation
- Rule 3156 - Fees for Equipment Subject to Rule 2260 Registration Requirements for Equipment Subject to California’s Oil and Gas Regulation
Initial Registration Application
Initial application to register affected facilities within the San Joaquin Valley and identify equipment subject to the state regulation is due by March 1, 2018.
Equipment Inventory Submittal
Initial equipment inventory for equipment at affected facilities within the San Joaquin Valley is due July 1, 2018. Annual updates to the equipment inventory must be submitted by to the District by March 1 each year for the previous calendar year.
For more information, please contact Mr. Leonard Scandura at Leonard.Scandura@valleyair.org or at (661) 392-5500.