Stationary diesel-powered emergency generators over 50 hp located in California are regulated by the California Air Resources Board and your local air district. The main pollutant of concern, as with all with diesel driven devices, is ultra fine diesel particulate matter.
Program Inclusion Conditions
Operation of a diesel-powered emergency engine with >50 bhp in California. Non-emergency engines are also regulated. However, the requirements are different and are not supported by Complyrs.
- Obtain/renew Permit
- Obtain Proof of Ultra-Low Sulfur diesel (ULSD) Use
- Record Generator Operational Hours
- Conduct Annual Maintenance
What to Expect During an Inspection
Stationary emergency diesel engines are regulated and inspected by the local air district. Air district inspectors typically conduct inspections unannounced which usually involve the following:
- Check that the permit is current.
- Verify hour meter matches most recent log entry.
- Review of operation since last agency inspection.
- Verify testing and maintenance operation does not exceed allotment according to state regulations or permit conditions.
- Verify annual maintenance has been conducted.
- Verify use of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel.
- Verify that operations and maintenance manual FOR THE ENGINE is available.
- Hazardous Materials
- California Environmental Reporting System
- Aboveground Petroleum Storage
- Underground Petroleum Storage
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