Eastern Kern APCD

Rule Development

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rules & Regulations

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN a public hearing will be held on January 6, 2022 beginning 2:00pm at Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District (District) Board Room 414 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Suite D, Tehachapi, CA.  At the hearing, the District’s Governing Board will consider adoption of the following:

Proposed Amendment:
Rule 201.1, Permit to Operate for Sources Subject to Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

Proposed Amendment:
Rule 301, Permit Fees

Proposed Amendment:
Rule 302, Permit Fee Schedules

Proposed Amendment:
Rule 303, Miscellaneous Fees

Proposed Amendment:
Rule 402, Fugitive Dust

Proposed Amendment:
Rule 402.2, Agricultural Operations

Proposed Amendment:
Rule 412, Gasoline Transfer into Stationary Storage Containers, Delivery Vessels, and Bulk Plants

Proposed Amendment:
Rule 412.1, Transfer of Gas to Vehicle Fuel Tanks

Proposed Amendment:
Rule 422, New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Proposed Amendment:
Rule 423, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and Source Categories (NESHAPs)

Staff reports along with copies of the proposed amended rules can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate links above.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if adopted, Rules 201.1, 402, and 402.2 will be submitted through CARB to EPA for incorporation into the California State Implementation Plan (SIP).  This action would constitute a SIP revision.

Interested persons may appear at the hearing and make oral comments.  Written comments are invited for consideration and will be received until the close of business on January 5, 2022.  Correspondence should be addressed to Glen E. Stephens, APCO, at EKAPCD, 2700 M St, Ste 302, Bakersfield, CA 93301, (661) 862-5250.


Public Workshop on Proposed Rules & Regulations

The District held a public workshop on October 20, 2021, at the Field Office located at: 414 W. Tehachapi Boulevard Suite D, Tehachapi, CA 93561. At this workshop staff presented and discussed proposed revisions to the ten rules listed above in the Hearing Notice. A copy of the 10/20/2021, workshop powerpoint presentation is also available through the link below.

October 20, 2021, Workshop Power Point Presentation


Regulatory Control Measures Under Review

Regulatory Control Measures that may be considered in 2021


Recently Amended/Adopted Rules


Rule 111, Breakdown Withdrawn from SIP

By request of the Environmental Protection Agency, Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District Rule 111 (Breakdown) was withdrawn from the State Implementation Plan (SIP).  Rule 111 was approved into the SIP October 24, 1980 (45 FR 70449) and last amended May 2, 1996.

A public hearing to consider this matter was held November 10, 2016, 2:00pm at Ridgecrest City Hall, 100 West California Ave., Ridgecrest, CA.

Although Rule 111, Breakdown was removed from the SIP, it will remain in the District's Rule book and continue to be enforced locally.


Special Notice

Rule 203 Transfer: EPA Full Disapproval dated November 8, 2008 of (KCAPCD) Rule 203 revised May 2, 1996

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