California Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air pollution control districts: 26 California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 40000 to 41357

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

Local Air Districts

See the state section ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for a list of the air pollution control district boards.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Fugitive emissions rules in California vary from air district to air district. Each local district has formulated its own fugitive emissions rule and codified it in the district's attainment plan. See the state section AIR (REGULATORY OVERVIEW) for the jurisdictional boundaries of each district, and contact the appropriate local district to determine what fugitive emissions standards a particular facility is required to meet.

Administration and enforcement. California's air quality management rules are administered through county Air Pollution Control Districts (APCDs) or regional Air Quality Management Districts (AQMDs). As a result, there are 35 different air quality agencies in California, each with the responsibility of administering and enforcing fugitive emissions requirements within their jurisdictions. Contact CARB or see the state section ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for the location of the appropriate local air district office.


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California Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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