Portable Equipment Permitting and Registration
Portable Equipment Requirements
In order to legally operate portable equipment in Placer County, the equipment must have a Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) permit or a certificate of registration from the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP). This includes all portable engines and engine-driven equipment greater than 50 horsepower. Anyone operating this type of equipment without a PCAPCD permit or CARB registration is subject to penalties pursuant to Section 42402 of the California Health and Safety Code.
Portable engines include, but are not limited to, internal combustion engines used in the following:
- power generation
- diesel pile-driving hammers
- service or work-over rigs
- well drilling
- dredges on boats or barges
- wood chippers
- tactical support equipment
- vacuum trucks
- concrete pumping
- street sweeping
Portable equipment units include, but are not limited to, the following portable engine-associated units:
- confined and unconfined abrasive blasting operations
- concrete batch plants
- sand and gravel screening
- rock and pavement crushing and recycling
- tub grinders and trammel screens
- Equipment Registration Program and Application Forms can be obtained by calling (916) 324-5869, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or from the California Air Resources Board’s website.
- Portable Equipment ATCM: Information concerning the State’s Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Diesel Particulate Matter from Portable Engines Rated at 50 Horsepower and Greater is available from the California Air Resources Board’s website.
- Placer County Air Pollution Control District Permitting: Permitting information may be obtained by contacting the District at (530) 745-2330, or from the District webpage.
- Stationary Compression Engine ATCM: Information concerning the State’s Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Stationary Compression Engines is available from the California Air Resources Board’s website.