Senate Bill 700 - Chapter 479

This page last reviewed June 30, 2010

On September 22, 2003, Governor Davis signed legislation (SB 700 ) that removed the exemption from permitting agricultural sources from State law.

SB 700 requires the ARB to adopt a definition for a large confined animal facility (large CAF) by July 1, 2005. ARB is currently developing the definition and an emission factor for large CAFs.
Information on Confined Animal Facilities.

In addition, all portable engines used in agricultural operations are now subject to the requirements of SB 700. These engines are currently under the jurisdiction of the local air district's permitting program unless the district's rules are revised to allow portable engines used in agricultural operations to participate in the ARB's Portable Equipment Registration Program.
Information on ARB regulations affecting Diesel Agricultural Engines.

  • Summary of SB 700 Milestones
  • California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) SB 700 Implementation White Paper

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