RACT SIP Revised Draft 3/24/2017
The District held a public workshop on March 16, 2017 at the Mojave Veteran’s Center located at 15580 “O” Street, Mojave, CA beginning at 10:00 a.m. At this workshop the District presented and discussed the draft Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) State Implementation Plan (SIP).
The 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone requires nonattainment areas to submit documentation, to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), demonstrating District SIP rules meet Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) emission standards for “major sources” emitting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx).
VOCs and NOx are ozone precursors. Ozone is a widespread ground-level air pollutant, formed when VOC and NOx emissions interact in the presence of sunlight and heat.
The Indian Wells Valley (IWV) is in attainment with the 2008 Ozone NAAQS and is excluded from the RACT SIP.
Click here to download 3/24/2017 Draft RACT SIP
Click here to download 3/16/17 RACT SIP 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Rule 111, Breakdown Withdrawn from SIP
By request of the Environmental Protection Agency, Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District Rule 111 (Breakdown) was withdrawn from the State Implementation Plan (SIP).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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).