BOMA San Francisco Members:
In January 2013, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will introduce lower emissions standards for boilers. According to the members of BOMA San Francisco's Energy & Environment Committee, building owners and managers should be proactive and contact the BAAQMD to inquire if their boilers and generators are property permitted. If not, the replacements, e.g., broilers, offer an attractive payback potential.
Supervising Air Quality Inspector
939 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA. 94109
Original Post - May 1, 2012
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) limits the air pollution emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter from industrial, institutional, and commercial boilers, steam generators and process heaters, all of which are collectively known as 'boilers' as well as stationary internal combustion engines (IC Engines). The Air District Inspection Staff will conduct inspections to ensure the equipment is registered or permitted and in compliance with emission standards.
Effective January 1, 2011 boilers, steam generators or process heaters with a rated heat input >2 MM BTU/hr to <10 MM BTU/hr must be registered with BAAQMD. Please click on the link below to register this equipment.
BAAQMD - Boiler, Steam Generator, Process Heater
If you have questions regarding the registration process or using the website, contact Duncan Campbell (415)749-4722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Boiler FAQ’s click on the link below:
Permit to Operate
Boilers, steam generators or process heaters with a rated heat input >10 MM BTU/hr and IC engines with a >50 brake horsepower require a BAAQMD permit to operate. Please click on the following links for the Instructions for Completing BAAQMD Permit Application form and the BAAQMD Permit to Operate Application form.
BAAQMD – Instructions for Completing Permit Application; BAAQMD - Permit to Operate Application Form
If you have questions regarding the permit application process contact the BAAQMD Engineering Division (415)749-4990.
For IC Engine FAQ’s click on the link below:
IC ENGINE FAQ’s