California Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.219 to 52.282

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.305; California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 40910 to 40930; 17 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 60200 to 60210; 17 CCR 70101 to 70200.5; and 17 CCR 70300 to 70306

Air permits: CH & SC 42300 to 42317 and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 17 CCR 93000 to 93120 and CH & SC 44300 to 44394

Accidental release and risk management program: 40 CFR 68, CH & SC 25500 to 25543.3, and 19 CCR 2735.1 to 2785.1

Ozone transport: 17 CCR 70500 to 70601

Regional haze: 17 CCR 60209 and 17 CCR 70200

Regulatory Agencies

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Local air districts

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Cal/EPA's Air Resources Board, also known as CARB, is responsible for administering and enforcing California's air rules. The state's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which is a plan detailing methods by which the state will implement, maintain, and enforce the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

In addition, California is comprised of many local air districts that maintain their own air quality regulations. The regulations are submitted to EPA by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on behalf of the district, and upon approval by EPA, the regulations are incorporated into the SIP.

Administration and enforcement.


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