Dust Collection Systems

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.

Permit Fees

New Installations:

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).

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 the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) to make a completeness determination:

Documents/Forms

Permit Application Forms

Form 1-ATC-PTO ApplicationForm 400-General Application Fee Determination SheetDust Collector/Baghouse/Cyclone Supplemental Information Form

Recordkeeping Forms

Related Rules

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 436 TITLE V: GENERAL PROHIBITORY RULE

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

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