Permitting Requirements/Do You Need a Permit? Questionnaire
This questionnaire was designed to assist in determining if a building/grading permit applicant may be an air pollutant or hazardous air pollutant source, and if a permit from the District may be required. This questionnaire is intended to be given to building/grading permit applicants. The District’s Rules and Regulations are the driving force for the questions listed on the questionnaire. District Rules and Regulations apply to large and small businesses and public agencies whose operations emit, or have the potential to emit, air pollutants.
If any question is answered “Yes”, the applicant should contact the District according to the Who to Contact list below. Once you contact the District a determination will be made regarding the applicability of laws and regulations, exemptions, and whether a permit is required. If you are subject to permit requirements you must submit an application for a District permit, which includes an evaluation of compliance and the terms of operation under which continuing compliance can be achieved. District permits are renewable annually.
Exemptions from permitting, or specific District rules, or rule sections, exist for specified situations and/or equipment. An applicant claiming an exemption from the requirement to obtain a permit must have and maintain records to substantiate the qualification for the exemption. Please note that unless exempted entirely from rule requirements, the provisions of some rules may apply to an operation even though a permit is not required.Who to Contact:
, Fees/General Permitting Information (530) 745-2335 Don Duffy
, Detailed Permitting Information, including Gas Stations (530) 745-2336 John Finnell
, Detailed Permitting Information, including Gas Stations (530) 745-2324Information to Have Readily Available
When inquiring about permit applicability, have the following information readily available; full name and contact information of owner/operator, project/business location, type and description of business, projected listing of equipment that will be used in normal operations, projected listings and amounts of materials and chemicals to be used including liquids, solids and gases.
The fact sheet is not intended to cover burn permits or dust control. For information regarding burn permits please contact Ann Hobbs
at (530) 745-2327. For Naturally-Occurring Asbestos Dust Mitigation Plan and Dust Control Plan approvals please contact Bruce Springsteen
at (530) 745-2337. This information is also available on the District web pages listed below.Additional Information Resources
• Permitting Requirements/Do You Need a Permit? Questionnaire
• District Dust Control requirements – Construction and Grading Dust Control Requirements
• Stationary Source Permit Checklist
• Stationary Source Permit Instructions
• Stationary Source Permit Application
• Application Filing Fees Checklist