Proposed Amended Rule 461.1 – Gasoline Transfer and Dispensing for Mobile Fueling Operations


SCH Number
Public Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Proposed Amended Rule 461.1 – Gasoline Transfer and Dispensing for Mobile Fueling Operations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Rule 461.1 contains requirements applicable to retail on-demand mobile fueling operations, and applies to the transfer of gasoline into or out of a mobile fueler as well as the dispensing of gasoline from a mobile fueler to any motor vehicle, fuel container, or equipment. In general, the definition of “gasoline” applies to both types of gasoline blends for motor vehicle use and aviation use. However, at the time of adoption of Rule 461.1, the rule requirements were intended for and only focused on gasoline for motor vehicle use, though the rule language did not specify the type of gasoline. Thus, to memorialize the understanding that Rule 461.1 has a limited applicability to gasoline for motor vehicle use only, Proposed Amended Rule (PAR) 461.1 clarifies that aviation gasoline, which is used to fuel smaller aircraft powered by reciprocating spark ignition engines, is exempt from the rule’s requirements. PAR 461.1 also proposes to remove outdated rule language and clarifies certain provisions. While implementation of the proposed project will not result in any changes in emissions, the exemption for aviation gasoline in PAR 461.1 will benefit stakeholders by having improved clarity when implementing the applicable requirements.

Contact Information

Farzaneh Khalaj
Agency Name
South Coast AQMD
Job Title
Air Quality Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino
Other Location Info
The proposed project is located within the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (South Coast AQMD) jurisdiction, which includes the four-county South Coast Air Basin (all of Orange County and the non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties), and the Riverside County portion of the Salton Sea Air Basin and the non-Palo Verde, Riverside County portion of the Mojave Desert Air Basin.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
South Coast AQMD, as Lead Agency, has reviewed the proposed project (PAR 461.1) pursuant to: 1) CEQA Guidelines Section 15002(k) – General Concepts, the three-step process for deciding which document to prepare for a project subject to CEQA; and 2) CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 – Review for Exemption, procedures for determining if a project is exempt from CEQA. The proposed exemption of the transfer and dispensing of aviation gasoline is a clarification which memorializes the original intent and existing practice of excluding aviation gasoline from the rule’s applicability without requiring physical modifications. Thus, it can be seen with certainty that implementing the proposed project would not cause a significant adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, the proposed project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) – Common Sense Exemption.
County Clerks
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino


Notice of Exemption

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