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Commercial Solar Plant Permitting Requirements

The District has determined commercial solar power plants generate fugitive dust emissions (PM10) in Eastern Kern County.  Therefore, in accordance with Rule 201 (Permits Required) and 210.1 (New and Modified Stationary Source Review, NSR), the District is requiring each commercial solar facility obtain a District Air permit. 

The required application forms can be accessed through the links below. Be advised that a $120 filing fee must be submitted with each ATC/PTO application (an additional $120 review/filing fee is required for each Fugitive Dust Emission Control Plan).

Commercial Solar Application Checklist

Fugitive Dust Emission Control Plan Application

ATC/PTO Instructions

Commercial Solar Power Generation Facility ATC/PTO Application

Fugitive Dust Emission Air Monitoring Plan

CEQA Environmental Evaluation

Complete Commercial Solar Facility Application Package

To assist in compliance with District rules, including fugitive dust (Rule 402), the District is requesting each facility install upwind and downwind particulate matter air monitoring.  The particulate matter air monitors will be utilized to assist solar facility operators in showing and maintaining compliance with District Rules and Regulations.


Additional Resources

Rule 201, Permits Required

Rule 210.1, NSR

Rule 301, Permit Fees

Rule 302, Permit Fee Schedules

Rule 402, Fugitive Dust

Rule 301, 302, and 303 Staff Report Amended 3/12/15

Rule 402 Staff Report Amended 3/12/15

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