Air Quality Regulation

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Permit Requirements
Applies To: 

  • Stationary Sources that emit Toxic Air Contaminants (TAC) or Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP)
  • Stationary Sources that have the potential to emit two pounds or greater of any pollutant
  • Natural gas fired equipment with a British Thermal Unit (BTU) rating 1,000,000 or greater
  • Equipment utilizing internal combustion engines that have a Horse Power rating greater than 50 hp.
  • Coating operations that use greater than one gallon of materials on any day
  • Storage containers for petroleum and solvent based products

Prohibitory Rules: 

  • The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) has more than 40 Prohibitory Rules that apply to specific operations and activities
  • These Rules apply regardless of Permit status
  • The SMAQMD also regulates Asbestos removal and demolitions that will disturb asbestos

Air Resources Board Air Toxic Control Measures:  

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has over 20 Air Toxic Control Measures that apply to specific operations and activities. 

Primary Regulatory Agencies

Local: 

Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District 
777 12th Street, Suite 300
Sacramento , CA 95814
Phone: 916.874.4800
Website  

State: 

California ’s Air Resources Board
Phone: 800.842.4450
Website 

Federal: 

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Phone: 800.424.9346
Website​

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Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) requirements can be accessed by clicking on the links below: