San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District Rule Development Proposed Amendments to Rule 2020 (Exemptions)


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Document Title
San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District Rule Development Proposed Amendments to Rule 2020 (Exemptions)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The San Joaquin Unified Air Pollution Control District (District) is proposing to amend District Rule 2020 (Exemptions) to align its permitting program with the ARB Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) and with the requirements of District Rule 4623 (Storage of Organic Liquids). The proposed rule amendments would bring into line the District's exemption rule with the statewide PERP program by allowing certain registered portable engines to be used at stationary sources during unforeseen interruptions of electrical power from the serving utility, maintenance or repair, and short-term electrical upgrade operations. Amendments to Rule 2020 would also exempt currently permitted heavy oil tanks at small producers (which are also exempt from Rule 4623 controls) and maintain the current internal combustion engine exemption levels in response to these amendments would update and consolidate various sections of the rule that discuss source test methods to allow for flexibility in using alternative test methods with written approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the District.

Contact Information

Debbie Johnson
Agency Name
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Project is to amend the existing District Rule 2020 (Exemptions). District staff concludes that there is no substantial evidence in the whole record before the District that proposed amendments to Rule 2020 would cause any adverse effects on the environment. The District finds that the project is exempt per the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment.

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