Coffee Roasting

Coffee bean roasting facilities range from small gourmet coffee shops to medium-sized commercial operations with locally distributed products to large facilities with national product distribution. Coffee roasting refers to any operation involving the processing of unroasted coffee beans into roasted coffee beans.  The majority of coffee bean roasters are equipped with natural gas fired burners to provide heat for the roasting process.  The various types of equipment used in these coffee bean roasting operations include: hoppers, chaff collectors, screens, roasters, cooling trays, cyclones and thermal oxidizers.

What Needs a Permit?

Coffee roasters equipped with natural gas fired burners to provide heat for the roasting process

Permit Fees

New Installations: 

Coffee roasting operations are required to submit a one-time NEW APPLICATION fee for applying Authority to Construct/Permit to Operate (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 for the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) to make a completeness determination:

Documents/ Forms

Advisories

Clarification of Permit Requirements for Coffee Roasting Operations

Permit Application Forms

Form 1 ATC-PTO ApplicationForm 400-General Application Fee Determination SheetCoffee Roaster Supplemental Information Form

RELATED RULES

MBARD Rules

Rule 200 PERMITS REQUIRED

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 Rule

California Health and Safety Code, Section 42301.6, Public Notice For Possible Source Of Air Hazardous Emissions Near School Prior To Approving Permit