Rule 203 - Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Rule 203 - Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Rule 203 contains procedures for the review of new and modified stationary sources of attainment air pollutants and provides mechanisms by which permits may be granted without interfering with the attainment or maintenance of ambient air quality standards. In this amendment, the Air District incorporates the EPA's most recent (PSD regulations to the extent permitted by State Law, and the new federal greenhouse gas requirements. The Air District also limits certain provisions in the 1991 rule which improperly established the Air District's authority to act as the EPA Administrator. Rule 203 replaces the outdated SIP Approved PSD rule, Rule 202, which was originally adopted in 1984.

Contact Information
Charles Anderson
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
777 12th Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone : (916) 874-4831
Fax : 95814



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3); 15308
Reasons for Exemption
The rule amendments are exempted from CEQA as an action by regulatory agency for protection of the environment and it can be seen with certainty that there is no possiblity that the activity may have a significant adverse effect on the environment.

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