Boilers and Heaters

A boiler or steam generator is any external combustion equipment, fired with any fuel, used to produce hot water or steam. Process heaters include any unit fired with any fuel which transfers heat from combustion gases to water or process streams, including reformers. 

 Who Needs A Permit?

  • Pursuant to MBARD Rule 201, Section 4.8.1, a permit is required for all boilers, process heaters and steam generators with an aggregated rated heat input capacity of 2 million BTU per hour or greater when fired with natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas or any combination thereof.
  • Pursuant to MBARD Rule 201, Section 4.8.2, a permit is required for all boilers, process heaters and steam generators with an aggregated rated heat input capacity of 250,000 BTU per hour or greater when fired on any other fuel than natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas.

Permit Fees

New Installations:

Boiler, steam generator, or process heater shall submit a one-time NEW APPLICATION fee for applying Authority to Construct/Permit to Operate (Form 400-General Application Fee Determination Sheet and Rule 300 District Fees).

Modifications:

For modifications resulting in any physical change or change in method of operation shall pay the MODIFICATION fee specified in Rule 300.

Permit Application Completeness Determination

An application will not be accepted for processing until it is deemed complete. The following will be required in order for MBARD to make a completeness determination.

Documents/Forms

Advisories

Clarification of Permit Requirements of Gaseous Fire Boilers

Permit Application Forms

Form 1 ATC-PTO ApplicationForm 400-General Application Fee Determination SheetBoiler and Liquid Heater Supplemental Information Form

Related Rules

MBARD Rules

Rule 200 PERMITS REQUIRED

Rule 201 SOURCES NOT REQUIRING PERMITS

Rule 207 REVIEW OF NEW OR MODIFIED SOURCES

Rule 221 FEDERAL PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION

Rule 222 FEDERAL MINOR SOURCES REVIEW

Rule 300 DISTRICT FEES

Rule 400 VISIBLE EMISSIONS

Rule 402 NUISANCES

Rule 403 PARTICULAR MATTER

Rule 404 SULFUR COMPOUNDS AND NITROGEN OXIDES

Rule 412 SULFUR CONTENT OF FUELS

Rule 413 REMOVAL OF SULFUR COMPOUNDS

Rule 436 TITLE V: GENERAL PROHIBITORY RULE

Rule 1000 PERMIT GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SOURCES EMITTING TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS

State Rules

California Health and Safety Code, Section 42301.6, Public Notice for Possible Source of Air Hazardous Emissions Near School Prior to Approving Permit

Federal Rules

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

40 CFR Part 60 Subpart Dc – NSPS for Small Industrial-Commercial- Institutional Steam Generating Units

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

40 CFR Part 63 Subpart DDDDD - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters

40 CFR Part 63 Subpart JJJJJJ - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources