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California state law gives the 35 local air districts primary authority to regulate stationary sources for criteria pollutants. CARB has an important role in providing support to districts with training and enforcement. State law also authorizes CARB to review district permitting programs to ensure that they are sufficient to meet state ambient air quality standards, as well as district enforcement programs to ensure that they are reasonable. In addition, CARB has direct enforcement authority, especially over climate programs, many of which impact stationary sources. Stationary source-focused programs in CARB’s Enforcement Division are implemented consistently with legal authority through training and support; conducting analyses of air district rules, regulations, variances, and policies as required by state law; and direct enforcement.
The tables below provide statistics on our stationary source programs. The first table provides the results of the Air District Hearing Board Program as it relates to variances, notices, and abatement orders. In addition, the table provides the results of investigations and inspections under our Landfill Methane Gas Regulation, the Refrigerant Management Program, Sulfur Hexafluoride Regulation, and other stationary sources and equipment inspections. Finally, the table provides results of any mandatory reporting violations. The second table highlights multiagency inspections (the air districts, US EPA, and other state agencies) and the results of those inspections.
For more information on these programs, visit CARB’s website.
Stationary Sources Enforcement Support Programs (2022)
|Air District Hearing Board Program|
|Abatement Orders Received||33|
|Abatement Orders Reviewed||1|
|Landfill Methane Regulation|
|On-going / Exempt Under LMR- Inspected GCCS using Method 21 instruments||4|
|Refrigerant Management Program|
|Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6 in GIE)|
|Other Stationary Source and Equipment Inspections|
|Stationary source inspections and investigations45||4|
|Other airborne toxic control measure inspections/investigations6|
Stationary Sources Inspections in EDVS (2022)
|LMR - CARB Non-MOU Landfills910||3||0||0|
|Local Air District Primary Enf. Authority||14||1||7|
|Oil & Gas12|
|Local Air District Primary Enforcement Authority||6||49||18|
- 1Total count includes initial and follow-up inspections.
- 2Re-inspections are included under a single investigation. Please note the regulation allows exceedances to be mitigated within specified timeframes.
- 3Includes minor violations resolved with no penalty.
- 4Includes investigations that involve multiple inspections of the same facilities as well as surveillance activities related to those investigations.
- 5ATCM inspections/investigations are not tracked separately from the data in the preceding row Stationary source inspections and investigations".
- 6Not tracked separately from the data in the preceding row "Stationary source inspections and investigations".
- 7Total counts includes initial and follow-up inspections.
- 8The landfill is not subject to the requirements of the LMR. ED supports MLD with inspection of the landfill as part of a study.
- 9Landfill Methane Regulation (LMR) - CARB Non-Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
- 11US Environmental Protection Agency.
- 12CARB participated with the Local Air Districts, California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), and the USEPA.