Stationary Diesel ATCM
The amended Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Stationary Compression Ignition Engines (ATCM) (effective May 19, 2011) includes requirements for stationary and portable diesel-fueled engines used exclusively in agriculture. Typically, these engines are used to pump water or provide power for growing crops or raising livestock. The amended ATCM affects the sale, purchase, installation, and use of new/used and in-use stationary and portable agricultural engines. The amended ATCM does not affect agricultural wind machines or motive (self-propelled) agricultural equipment with engines, such as tractors or harvesters; however, diesel engines not affected by the ATCM may be subject to other air quality regulations. Diesel engines used in agricultural production are a source of emissions for diesel exhaust particulate matter (diesel PM) and other pollutants that have known health effects.
If you have any questions about complying with the regulation, contact your local air district.
If you are interested in the requirements for new off-road diesel engines (tractors, harvestors, etc.), visit Large Spark-Ignition (LSI) Engine Fleet Requirements Regulation.