For certain types of standard equipment, SCAQMD offers several ways to obtain permission to operate more quickly and at a lower cost.
Manufacturers can voluntarily apply to have standard, off-the-shelf equipment certified by SCAQMD that it meets all applicable requirements. By certifying equipment, manufacturers:
- Are able to meet customer needs for equipment that has been pre-approved to meet all air quality rules
- Spend less time assisting customers with permitting
- Are informed and kept up-to-date with the rules and regulations that affect the equipment they sell
A Certified Equipment Permit (CEP) issued to a Manufacturer is not a Permit to Construct or Operate. To be eligible for Registration of the Certified equipment, the end-user shall submit a Registration application. Facilities that are in the Title V, RECLAIM or are located within a 1,000 feet of a school are not eligible to participate in the Certification/Registration Program. Instead these types of facilities are required to submit a regular application for the Permit to Construct/Operate for the equipment. Title V facilities are considered major sources, and must meet BACT and LAER requirements.
Business owners who register purchased equipment (using Form 400A (PDF)) that has previously been issued a Certified Equipment Permit by SCAQMD:
- Will be mailed a permit to operate, expeditiously after receipt of their completed application by SCAQMD
- Pay a reduced processing fee
If you have purchased or plan to purchase equipment from a manufacturer participating in the program, be sure to pick up your application package for registration from the dealer/distributor. Manufacturers who are interested in joining the program are encouraged to contact Merrill Hickman.
Equipment that has been certified includes the following:
In addition, as part of the SCAQMD’s permit streamlining program, certain emergency generators and soil vapor extraction equipment have been pre-certified as meeting District rules/regulations. Facilities who want to install/operate these pre-certified units can apply for a permit using the permit “registration” program that offers lower processing fees and shorter permit processing times. Please use the following form packages to apply for a permit for pre-certified equipment:
Other Registration Programs