About Rule & Plan Development

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General Information

Air District Rule Development is generally governed by Chapter 6.5 of Part 3 of Division 26 of the California Health & Safety Code (Section 40725-40731). All Regulations and Rules adopted by the Air District are required to undergo a public notice of no less than 30 days (Health & Safety Code 40725), a public hearing (Health & Safety Code 40726) and require certain findings to be made prior to adoption (Health & Safety Code 40727). Special analysis are required in certain situations (Health & Safety Code 40727.2-40728.5). Other state and federal laws may require specific additional findings and/or actions to be taken (For example: 40 CFR 51 Appendix V contains completeness criteria for State Implementation Plan submissions). Plan development requirements vary dependent upon the type of plan and the underlying Federal or State planning requirement (For example 42 U.S.C. 7511a(c)(2) contains provisions regarding Reasonable Further Progress Plans)

A Rule Development Timeline has been developed to show the progression through a standard rule development process.

MDAQMD Rule Development Calendar has been developed to comply with the provisions of Health & Safety Code 40923(a) and to provide an overview of potential upcoming rule development in.

Rule Development

Draft Staff Report,  Proposed Amendments to Rule 501 - Procedures Before the Hearing Board and Rescission of Rules 501.1, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 506, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816 and 817.  Proposed for Amendment June 10, 2019

Draft Staff Report, Proposed Amendments to Rule 102 - Definition of Terms
Proposed for Amendment August 26, 2019.

Draft Staff Report, Proposed Amendments to Rule 401 - Visible Emissions.
Proposed for Amendment August 26, 2019

The Preliminary Drafts for District Rule 301, 302, 303, and 312 is available for review.
Draft, Rule 301 - Permit Fees
Draft, Rule 302 - Other Fees
Draft, Rule 303 - Hearing Board Fees
Draft, Rule 312 - Fees for Federal Operating Permits
The Draft District Staff Report is also available:
MD Reg III Draft Staff Report

Plan Development

None at this time.

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