Air District Operations

During this difficult time, the Air District is taking steps to ensure Bay Area air quality and public health are protected while the shelter-in-place orders in the Bay Area and throughout California are in effect. Read more... | en Español

Rules and Compliance

Learn about Air District Rules, how to comply with them, how our inspection process makes sure they are followed and what new rules we are working on.

The Air Quality District develops regulations based on the measures identified in its Clean Air Plan. Air District staff develop new rules to reduce emissions in order to improve public health, air quality and the global climate.

Rule Development is the process Air District staff uses to write regulations that govern stationary sources of air pollution in the Bay Area. It involves technical research, engagement with affected stakeholders, public meetings to allow input by affected parties such as industries and communities, and the preparation of CEQA and socio economic analyses.

As new rules are adopted by a vote of the Air District’s Board of Directors and are then enforced via Air District Permit and Inspections programs.

Compliance & Enforcement
General Compliance Information


Compliance & Enforcement
Compliance Assistance


Planning and Climate Protection
Rule Development


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Last Updated: 8/11/2014