The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recently finalized amendments to Rule 219, Exemptions, and Rule 222, Registration. In general, any piece of equipment that generates and emits air pollutants are required to be permitted through SCAQMD unless it is exempt under Rule 219. Rule 222 requires certain exempt sources to file a registration application. These rules are occasionally updated to clarify regulation text, add additional source categories to the exemptions and/or registrations, and modify current exemption and registration categories. Facilities need to be aware of these changes, as some equipment that was previously exempt may now require a permit or registration.
The following paragraphs summarize sources affected by the recent amendments. Please note that the lists provided below are not exhaustive, and additional details for each source category are provided within the regulatory text. For additional information or clarification, visit the SCAQMD website or contact Alta Environmental at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 777-0605.
Previously Exempt Equipment Now Subject to Permitting
The following equipment was previously exempt under Rule 219, but due to the recent amendments, now requires a SCAQMD permit to operate:
Previously Exempt Equipment Now Requiring Registration via Rule 222
The following equipment was previously exempt under Rule 219, but due to the recent amendments, now requires Rule 222 registration:
New Source Categories for Exemptions
The following source categories were added to the exemptions under Rule 219:
Modifications or Additions to Existing Exempt Source Categories
Modifications or additions were made to the following Rule 219 exemption categories under Rule 219: