Equipment Registration

For certain types of standard equipment, SCAQMD offers several ways to obtain permission to operate more quickly and at a lower cost.

Registration/Certification

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

More Information

Contact

  • Equipment registration, except PERP:

Susan Tsai or Merrill Hickman

  • PERP Hotline:
    Ph: 1-877-810-6995