Proposed Rule 415 - Odors from Rendering Facilities


SCH Number
Lead Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Proposed Rule 415 - Odors from Rendering Facilities
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Present Land Use
Document Description
The SCAQMD is developing a rule to reduce odors from facilities conducting rendering operations. Proposed Rule 415 is the result of an issue that was identified by the working group for the Clean Communities Plan in the pilot study area of Boyle Heights. The prevalence of odors from rendering facilities in Vernon, directly south of Boyle Heights, was of great concern to the working group. PR 415 will require existing rendering facilities to enclose certain rendering operations, install odor emission control equipment and carry out best management practices. In order to ensure that any potential significant adverse environmental impacts are identified and evaluated and that feasible methods to reduce or avoid any potential significant adverse environmental impacts associated with the proposed project are identified and evaluated, an environmental impact analysis was conducted based on one of the larger facilities that would be subject to the rule as a basis to estimated maximum foreseeable environmental impacts. The estimated construction/operation scenario analyzed was based on information provided by the facility of future construction activities/upgrades to current infrastructure and operation of control equipment/BMPs in order to comply with the proposed rule.

Contact Information

Jeff Inabinet
Agency Name
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Diamond Bar
Los Angeles

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Local Actions
Proposed Rule

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