Laws and Regulations

This page last reviewed January 03, 2017

On this webpage, you should find the current text of local, state and federal statutes plus state and local regulations affecting air quality management in California.

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Federal and State Statutes

The searchable California Air Pollution Control Laws (also known as the "bluebook") includes all relevant Health and Safety Code sections of law plus those air pollution related statutes from other California code books. The California Air Quality Legislation webpage provides a retrospective of recent legislative activity plus links to California legislative websites. Finally, we provide the complete searchable text of the Federal Clean Air Act.

Local Air District Stationary Source Rules and Regulations

The ARB is responsible for monitoring the regulatory activity of California's 35 local air districts. The regulations of each district are available below. California's 35 local air districts are responsible for promulgating rules and regulations for stationary sources. This area contains these searchable district rules, plus district maps, a directory of key personnel at each district and the District Rules Log Database showing district rulemaking activity.

California Code of Regulations

ARB's Legal Office maintains the following California Code of Regulations (CCR) links regarding Title 13 and 17 sections that pertain to ARB's air quality management program. The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) presents the official California Code of Regulations available on their website:

Test Methods / Test Procedures

ARB test methods are formal written procedures for measurement of physical parameters related to air pollution.

Executive Orders

This web page lists all ARB Executive Orders by category. Some are available for viewing via this website, while all are currently available in hard copy.

Other Related Websites

These areas are relevant websites concerning the air quality management functions of the California Air Resources Board.