Eastern Kern APCD

Rule Development

Notice of Public Hearing on Rules 425.2 and 425.3

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held at 2:00 pm on March 8, 2018 in the Tehachapi Police Department Community Room, 220 West “C” Street, Tehachapi, California 93561.  At the hearing the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District (District) Governing Board will consider adopting amendments to the following rules:

425.2, Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters (Oxides of Nitrogen)

425.3, Portland Cement Kilns (Oxides of Nitrogen)

A public workshop was held on November 2, 2017. California Air Resources Board (CARB) and US Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) also reviewed the proposals.  All comments have been considered and addressed in each proposed rule’s respective staff report.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the amended rules will be submitted through CARB to U.S. EPA for incorporation as part of 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 accepted until the close of business on March 5, 2018.  Correspondence should be addressed to Wunna Aung for Rule 425.2 and Jeremiah Cravens for Rule 425.3 at EKAPCD, 2700 “M” Street #302, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

Copies of the proposed amended rules and respective staff reports are available for review by clicking the links above or by visiting the EKAPCD office located at 2700 “M” Street #302, Bakersfield, CA 93301.  You may also call (661) 862-5250 and request a copy be sent to you.


Amendments to District Rules & Regulations 1/11/2018

A public hearing was held on January 11, 2018, beginning 2:00 pm at the Tehachapi Police Department Community Room, 220 West "C" Street, Tehachapi, CA. At this hearing the District's Governing Board adopted the following rules:

Draft Rule:
Rule 210.1A, Major New and Modified Stationary Source Review (MNSR)

Amended Rule:
Rule 422, New Source Performance Standards

Amended Rule:
423, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants ans Source Categories

Amended Rule:
Rule 425, Cogeneration Gas Turbine Engines (Oxides of Nitrogen)

Copies of the staff reports, proposed amended rules, and the workshop can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate links above.


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Rule 111, Breakdown Withdrawn from SIP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.


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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