Rules to be Adopted or Amended in 2014
Additional rule will be presented to the Governing Board for adoption in 2014:
Two rules will be presented to the Governing Board for adoption in 2014 per commitments in the Districtís adopted air quality attainment plans:
Rule 4905 (Natural Gas-Fired, Fan-Type Residential Central Furnaces)
As part of the 2014 amendment to Rule 4905, the District will consider lowering the NOx emission limits for natural gas-fired, fan-type, residential furnaces. Based on the preliminary results of a South Coast AQMD study of emissions control technologies for furnaces, the technology required to meet new NOx standards will be available by 2015. For this rule amendment, the District will also examine the possibility of incorporating NOx limits for natural gas-fired, fan-type, commercial central furnaces into the rule. A public hearing will be held to consider adopting proposed amendments to District Rule 4905 on December 18, 2014. More information available here.
Rule 2020 (Exemptions)
Amendments would align the Districtís exemption rule with the Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) by allowing certain registered portable equipment to be used at stationary sources during unforeseen interruptions of electrical power from the serving utility and short-term electrical upgrade operations. Additionally, source test methods outlined in the rule will be updated.
A public hearing will be held to consider adopting proposed amendments to District Rule 2020 on December 18, 2014. More information available here.
Prior to adopting or amending any rule, a notice is published in selected San Joaquin Valley newspapers and the District Governing Board accepts testimony at a public hearing. Copies of any proposed rules would be available via mail subscription at the District, at the District's website here when the rule is developed, and via email using the Districtís email list located here. Information on District rule development is available from District staff at (559)230-6100.