Procedures for District Rule Submittals to CARB

This page last reviewed June 12, 2019

Here is a summary of the electronic procedures that are already in widespread use by most districts for transmitting rule review packages to the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Rules that will be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) as revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) are sent as e-mail message attachments to all of the CARB rule review coordinators listed below. No postal mail submission is required.

Please include:

  1. A submittal request letter (with handwritten signature) on district letterhead with each submittal package. A single submittal letter can include multiple rules.

For each rule, please complete and submit to CARB a copy of the following documents, either in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, preferred, or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx):

  1. CARB SIP Completeness Checklist,
  2. CARB Evaluation Form,
  3. Your district's board resolution adopting the final version of the rule, and the board meeting minutes and/or agenda (if available),
  4. An underline/strikeout copy of the rule to show what was changed from the previous version (if applicable),
  5. A clean copy of the rule so that we may update CARB's online District Rules Database (DRDB) with the most current version of the rule,
  6. 30-day board hearing notice for the hearing at which the rule was adopted or amended,
  7. At least one 30-day news clipping publicly noticing the board hearing,
  8. The staff report for the rule (if available),
  9. Any comment letters received regarding the rule (optional),
  10. Workshop minutes (optional), and
  11. Copies of any rules which were referenced in the text of the rule you are submitting (optional).

If you have any questions relating to the district rule database or current rules, please contact the CARB rule review coordinators: