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Compilation of All Current Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Rules and Regulations
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Last updated: 03/26/2014

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RULE NUMBER AND TITLE DATE ADOPTED RULE DESCRIPTION
Rule 100 - General Provisions and Definitions
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2012-001
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Sets forth the legal authority for the Air Pollution Rules and Regulations and includes definitions of terms used in all Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Rules.
Rule 110 - Violations
02/15/95
Describes orders of abatement, civil, and criminal penalties for violations.
Rule 120 - Conditional Orders
11/15/93
Describes procedures for petitioning for a conditional order similar to a conditional permit.
Rule 130 - Emergency Provisions
07/26/00
Establishes criteria and administrative requirements for emergencies.
Rule 140 - Excess Emissions
09/5/01
Establishes criteria and administrative requirements for excess emissions.
Rule 200 - Permit Requirements
Technical Guidance 98-006
Notice of Final Rulemaking
03/26/08
Describes all types of permits required and issued.
Rule 201 - Emissions Caps
07/26/00
Increases operating flexibility for Title V and Non-Title V sources by allowing sources the ability to request an emissions cap for a particular pollutant.
Rule 204 - Emission Reduction Credits for Use with the
Arizona Emissions Bank
05/07/03
Implements procedures for certification and utilization of
emission reduction credits for use with the Arizona Emissions Bank.
Rule 210 - Title V Permit Provisions
06/06/07
Describes Title V permit requirements, application procedures for new Title V sources, and application procedures for modifications to existing Title V sources.
Rule 220 - Non-Title V Permit Provisions
06/06/07
Describes Non-Title V permit requirements, application procedures for new Non-Title V sources and application procedures for modifications to existing Non-Title V sources.
Rule 230 - General Permits
06/06/07
Describes procedures for developing and issuing standardized permits each containing a set of identical provisions for sources in a class that contains a large number of sources that are similar in nature, have substantially similar emissions, and would be subject to the same or substantially similar requirements governing operations, emissions, monitoring, reporting, or recordkeeping.
Rule 240 - Permits for New Major Sources and Major Modifications to Existing Major Sources
06/06/07
Describes procedures for issuing permits for new major sources and for major modifications to existing major sources. Includes permit requirements for sources located in non-attainment areas, offset and net air quality benefit standards, stack height limitations, innovative control technology, and visibility protection.
Rule 241 - Permits for New Sources and Modifications to Existing Sources
06/19/96
Describes control technology requirements for new sources and for modifications of existing sources that require permits or permit revisions but are not new major sources and major modifications to existing major sources subject to requirements of Rule 240.
Rule 242 - Emission Offsets Generated by the Voluntary Paving Of Unpaved Roads
06/20/07
Establishes enforceable procedures for calculating emission reductions of particulate matter at 10 microns or less (PM10) created through the voluntary paving of unpaved public roads that will be used as offsets to meet New Source Review (NSR) requirements
Rule 245 - Continuous Source Emission Monitoring
11/15/93
Describes continuous source emission monitoring requirements for fossil fuel-fired generators, nitric acid plants, sulfuric acid plants, and fluid bed catalytic cracking units.
Rule 270 - Performance Tests
11/15/93
Includes supportive data for good maintenance and operating practices, performance test requirements, and testing criteria of stationary sources.
Rule 280 - Fees
Notice of Final Rulemaking
Air Permit Fees
05/26/10
Establishes fees for applications, permits, and emissions.
Rule 300 - Visible Emissions
Notice of Final Rulemaking
03/12/08
Describes standards for visible emissions and opacity.
Rule 310 - Fugitive Dust from Dust-Generating Operations
Notice of Final Rulemaking
Implementation Resources
PP-2011-002, Trackout Control Devices and Rule 310
01/27/10
Establishes limits for the emissions of particulate matter into the ambient air from any property, operations, or activity that may serve as a fugitive dust source.
Rule 310.01 - Fugitive Dust from Non-Traditional Sources of Fugitive Dust
Notice of Final Rulemaking
Implementation Resources
01/27/10
Establishes limits for the emissions of particulate matter into the ambient air from open areas, vacant lots, unpaved parking lots, and unpaved roadways which are not regulated by Rule 310 and which are not required to have either a permit or a dust control plan.
Rule 311- Particulate Matter from Process Industries
Technical Guidance 04-001
07/02/03
Describes emission rates based on process weight applicable to any affected operations not subject to Rule 316.
Rule 312- Abrasive Blasting
List of Certified Abrasives
07/02/03
Establishes limits for particulate emissions from abrasive blasting operations.
Rule 313 - Incinerators, Burn-Off Ovens, and Crematories
Notice of Final Rulemaking
05/09/12
Describes standards for incinerators that are used for refuse disposal and limits particulate emissions from incinerator burning.
Rule 314 - Open Outdoor Fires and Indoor Fireplaces at Commercial and Institutional Establishments
Notice of Final Rulemaking
07/25/12
Establishes limits for the emissions of air contaminants produced from open burning.
Rule 315 - Spray Coating Operations
11/17/99
Establishes limits for the emissions of particulate matter to the atmosphere from spray coating operations.
Rule 316 - Nonmetallic Mineral Processing
Notice of Final Rulemaking
Implementation Resources
03/12/08
Establishes limits for the emissions of particulate matter into the ambient air from any nonmetallic mining operation or rock product processing plant.
Rule 317 - Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators
Notice of Final Rulemaking
07/07/10
Establishes limits for the emissions of air pollutants from medical waste incinerators.
Rule 318 - Approval of Residential Woodburning Devices
04/21/99
Describes standards for approval of residential woodburning devices.
Rule 319 - Ginning Operations
Technical Guidance 10-001
11/19/03
Establishes limits for the emissions of particulate matter from ginning operations.
Rule 320- Odors and Gaseous Air Contaminants
Technical Guidance 97-001
07/02/03
Establishes limits for the emissions of odors and other gaseous air contaminants into the atmosphere.
Rule 321 - Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2014-001
11/05/14
Establishes limits for the emissions of nonmethane organic compounds from municipal solid waste landfills.
Rule 322 - Power Plant Operations
Notice of Final Rulemaking
10/17/07
Establishes limits for the emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and particulate matter from existing power plants and cogeneration plants.
Rule 323 - Fuel Burning Equipment from Industrial/Commercial/Institutional (ICI) Sources
Notice of Final Rulemaking
10/17/07
Establishes limits for the emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and particulate matter from ICI sources.
Rule 324 - Stationary Internal Combustion (IC) Engines
Notice of Final Rulemaking
10/17/07
Establishes limits for the emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter from stationary internal combustion engines, including stationary IC engines used in cogeneration.
Rule 325 - Brick and Structural Clay Products (BSCP) Manufacturing
Notice of Final Rulemaking
8/10/05
Establishes limits for particulate matter emissions from the use of tunnel kilns for curing in the brick and structural clay product (BSCP) manufacturing processes.
Rule 330 - Volatile Organic Compounds
Technical Guidance 98-003
Technical Guidance 93-002
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere that may result from the use of organic solvents or processes that emit VOCs.
Rule 331 - Solvent Cleaning
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from solvent cleaning operations.
Rule 333 - Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaning
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from petroleum solvents used in dry cleaning.
Rule 334 - Rubber Sports Ball Manufacturing
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from natural and synthetic rubber adhesives used in the manufacture of non-inflatable rubber balls.
Rule 335 - Architectural Coatings
Technical Guidance 01-001
Technical Guidance 98-001
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from architectural coatings.
Rule 336 - Surface Coating Operations
Technical Guidance 93-005
Technical Guidance 93-002
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from surface coating operations.
Rule 337 - Graphic Arts
Notice of Final Rulemaking
08/17/11
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs to ambient air from graphic arts operations and associated coating processes.
Rule 338 - Semiconductor Manufacturing
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from semiconductor manufacturing.
Rule 339 - Vegetable Oil Extraction Processes
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from the extraction of vegetable oil using solvents.
Rule 340 - Cutback and Emulsified Asphalt
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from the use of cutback and emulsified asphalt and other bitumens.
Rule 341 - Metal Investment Casting
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the amount of VOCs emitted by metal investment casting facilities.
Rule 342 - Coating Wood Furniture and Fixtures
Technical Guidance 98-007
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from the surface preparation and coating of wood furniture and fixtures.
Rule 343 - Commercial Bread Bakeries
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from bread ovens at commercial bread bakeries.
Rule 344 - Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs into the ambient air from automotive windshield washer fluid products.
Rule 345 - Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Coating
Technical Guidance 99-003
Spray Gun Conditional Approvals
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from the surface preparation and coating of highway vehicles and mobile equipment.
Rule 346 - Coating Wood Millwork
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from the surface preparation and coating of wood millwork.
Rule 347 - Ferrous Sand Casting
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from the organic materials used in molds made of sand in which ferrous metals are cast.
Rule 348 - Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Operations
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from the manufacture and rework of aerospace vehicles and their components.
Rule 349 - Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Vitamin Manufacturing Operations
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from pharmaceutical, cosmetic and vitamin manufacturing operations.
Rule 350 - Storage of Organic Liquids at Bulk Plants and Terminals
Technical Guidance 98-002
Technical Guidance 93-003
04/06/92
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from organic liquids under actual storage conditions.
Rule 351 - Loading of Organic Liquids
02/15/95
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from the loading of organic liquids.
Rule 352 - Gasoline Delivery Vessel Testing and Use
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from gasoline delivery vessels.
Rule 353 - Gasoline in Stationary Dispensing Tanks
Technical Guidance 00-002
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from the transfer of gasoline into stationary dispensing tanks.
Rule 358-Polystyrene Foam Operations
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2013-006
09/25/13
Establishes limits for the emissions of VOCs from the manufacturing of expanded-polystyrene products
Rule 360 - New Source Performance Standards
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2014-001
11/05/14
Describes acceptable design and performance criteria for specified new or modified emission sources.
Rule 370 - Federal Hazardous Air Pollutant Program
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2014-001
11/05/14
Describes emission standards for federally listed hazardous air pollutants.
Rule 371 – Acid Rain
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2014-001
11/05/14
Incorporates by reference the Acid Rain federal regulations in order to obtain delegated authority to enforce portions of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA).
Rule 372 - Maricopa County Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) Program
Notice of Final Rulemaking
ADEQ Guidance On How To Comply With The Arizona HAPs Program
06/06/07
Describes Maricopa County’s program for the regulation of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)
Rule 400 - Procedure Before the Hearing Board
11/15/93
Describes procedures that shall apply to all hearings before the hearing board.
Rule 500 - Attainment Area Classification
07/26/00
Describes criteria used to classify an attainment area and pollution standards for attainment areas.
Rule 510 - Air Quality Standards
Notice of Final Rulemaking
11/01/06
Describes maximum limiting levels for pollutants existing in the ambient air which are necessary to protect human health and public welfare.
Rule 600 - Emergency Episodes
07/13/88
Describes criteria used to determine air pollution emergency episodes and the appropriate control actions.
Appendix A – Fossil Fuel-Fired Steam Generators
07/13/88
Describes procedures used to convert gaseous monitoring data.
Appendix B - Standard Permit Application Form and Filing Instructions Can be filled in online!
06/06/07
Describes the standard permit application form and filing instructions.
Appendix C - Fugitive Dust Test Methods
Notice of Final Rulemaking
03/26/08
Describes methods to visually determine opacity of emissions from unpaved roads, unpaved haul/access roads, unpaved parking lots, and sources for time-averaged regulations. Also gives test methods for dust stabilization.
Appendix D - List of Insignificant Activities
08/22/01
List of Insignificant Activities.
Appendix E - List of Trivial Activities
08/22/01
List of Trivial Activities.
Appendix F - Soil Designations
4/7/04
Describes soil designations in Maricopa County
Appendix G - Incorporated Materials
Notice of Final Rulemaking AQ-2014-001
11/05/14
Consolidates incorporated by reference materials.
Appendix H – Procedures for Determining Ambient Air Concentrations for Hazardous Air Pollutants
06/06/07
Describes procedures for the development of health-based ambient air concentrations for conducting a Risk Management Analysis (RMA) associated with Rule 372
ORDINANCE TITLE
DATE ADOPTED OR AMENDED
ORDINANCE DESCRIPTION
P-21 - Vehicle Idling Restriction Ordinance
6/26/02
Describes restrictions for diesel idling.
P-25 - Leaf Blower Restriction Ordinance
Staff Report for P-25.doc
02/20/08
Describes restrictions for leaf blowers in incorporated and unincorporated sections of Area A in Maricopa County.
P-26 - Residential Woodburning Restriction Ordinance
Notice of Final Rulemaking
03/26/08
Describes restrictions for residential woodburning.
P-27 - Vehicle Parking and Use on Unstabilized Vacant Lots Ordinance
Notice of Final Rulemaking
01/12/11
Describes restrictions for vehicle parking and use on unstabilized vacant lots in unincorporated sections of Area A in Maricopa County
P-28 - Off-Road Vehicle Use in Unincorporated Areas of Maricopa County Ordinance
Notice of Final Rulemaking
01/12/11
Describes restrictions for operating vehicles on unpaved property in unincorporated areas of Maricopa County.