Rules & Compliance

Learn more about South Coast AQMD rules & compliance


CEQA was adopted in 1970 and intended to: 

  • inform governmental decision-makers and the public about potential environmental effects of a project;

  • identify ways to reduce adverse impacts;

  • offer alternatives to the project; and

  • disclose to the public why a project was approved.

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Under federal and state law, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is under a legal obligation to enforce air pollution regulations. These regulations are primarily meant to ensure that the surrounding (or ambient) air meets federal and state air quality standards.

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Some South Coast AQMD rules are administrative in nature, but many relate to a specific type of operation or source of pollution.  Because knowledge about air pollution is constantly growing, these rules and regulations are in a dynamic state, constantly changing.

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RECLAIM Transition

Pursuant to directives listed in control measure CMB-05 of the 2016 Final Air Quality Management Plan and in California State Assembly Bill 617, RECLAIM facilities are now subject to an expedited implementation schedule to install additional Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT).  As a result, the NOx RECLAIM program is transitioning to a command-and-control regulatory structure.  

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