Eastern Kern APCD

Rule Development


The District's RACT SIP has been prepared to satisfy the requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA).  Sections 182(b)(2) and 182(f) of the FCAA require ozone nonattainment areas to implement RACT for sources subject to control techniques guidelines (CTGs) published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and for facilities that emit 50 tons or more per year of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or oxides of nitrogen (NOx).  Furthermore, EPA’s Final Rule to implement 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) (70 FR 71612, November 29, 2005) states areas classified as moderate nonattainment or higher for ozone must submit a demonstration their air pollution rules fulfill the 8-Hour ozone RACT.  A section of the District is designated moderate for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS.

The District's draft RACT SIP is scheduled for adoption May 11, 2017.  

Click here to download copy of Draft RACT SIP

Click to download 3/16/17 RACT SIP Workshop Presentation


Regulatory Control Measures Under Review


Rule 111, Breakdown Withdrawn from SIP

By request of the Environmental Protection Agency, Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District Rule 111 (Breakdown) was withdrawn from the State Implementation Plan (SIP).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.


Rule 432 SIP Approval 6/5/2015

On June 5, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published notice that it is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP).  These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from polyester resin operations.

On September 11, 2014, the EPA determined that the submittal for District Rule 432 (Polyester Resin Operations) met the completeness criteria in 40 CFR part 51, appendix V, which must be met before formal EPA review.  SIP rules must be enforceable (see CAA section 110(a)(2)), must not interfere with applicable requirements concerning attainment and reasonable further progress or other CAA requirements (see CAA section 110(l)), and must not modify certain SIP control requirements in nonattainment areas without ensuring equivalent or greater emissions reductions (see CAA section 193).

Federal Register/Vol. 80, No. 108/ June 5, 2015/Rules and Regulations

Rule 432, Staff Report

EPA TSD for Rule 432


Rule Adoption 3/12/2015

Amendments to District rules 301 (Permit Fees), 302 (Permit Fee Schedules),
303 - (Miscellaneous Fees), Rule 402 (Fugitive Dust), and Draft Rule 402.2 (Agricultural Operations) were adopted at the District's Regular Board of Director's Meeting held March 12, 2015 beginning 2:00pm at the Rosamond Community Services District, 3179 35th Street West, Rosamond, CA. Copies of the rules, including staff reports can be downloaded below.

Final Staff Report: Rules 301, 302, and 303 Amended 3/12/15

Final Staff Report: Rule 402 - Fugitive Dust Amended 3/12/15

Final Staff Report: Rule 402.2 - AG Operations Adopted 3/12/15

Hard copies can be obtained at the District Administrative office located at 2700 M St, Ste 302, Bakersfield, CA 93301. You may also contact the District at (661) 862-5250 or ekapcd@co.kern.ca.us and request a copy be sent to you.

Rule 402 and 402.2 has been submitted through ARB to EPA for incorporation as part of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP).


Recently Amended/Adopted Rules__________________


Special Notice_______________________________

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

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