Baghouses are a type of Dust Collection System that capture particulate emissions using fabric tubes (socks), cartridges or envelopes. Baghouses are used in a number of different industries, such as wood product manufacturing, concrete batch plants, metal manufacturing and aggregate handling operations. Regardless of the media, most baghouses have the potential to emit particulate matter indirectly through capturing particles and the handling of the waste.
Who Needs a Permit?
- All Operations if they have the potential to emit 2 or more pounds per day, pursuant to Rule 201, Section 4.15.1.
- Woodworking operations in which the total aggregated electrical horsepower of equipment used for carving, cutting, surface grinding, planing, routing, sanding, sawing, shredding or turning of wood exceeds 50 horsepower.
- Woodworking operations venting a non-sanding processes (sawing, carving, drilling, routing, etc.) vented to a dust collection equipment which vents outdoors.
Dust collection systems are required to 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).
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 the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) to make a completeness determination:
- Completed Form 1 ATC-PTO Application with the original signature of the owner/proprietor or responsible officer of the company.
- Submittal of fees outlined in Form 400-General Application Fee Determination Sheet, and in accordance with District Rule 300.
- Submittal of Dust Collector/Baghouse/Cyclone Supplemental Information Form.
Permit Application FormsForm 1-ATC-PTO ApplicationForm 400-General Application Fee Determination SheetDust Collector/Baghouse/Cyclone Supplemental Information Form
Rule 221 FEDERAL PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION
Rule 222 FEDERAL MINOR SOURCES REVIEW
California Health and Safety Code, Section 42301.6, Public Notice For Possible Source Of Air Hazardous Emissions Near School Prior To Approving Permit