Permits and Engineering
Diesel Internal Combustion Engine (DICE) Air Toxic Control Measure
On March 17, 2005, the APCD Board adopted revisions to
Rule 202, as required by state law. Diesel engines rated at greater than 50
brake-horsepower are now required to obtain APCD permits. New engines require a
installation; owners/operators with existing engines were required to submit
applications by no later than June 16, 2005. If you own/operate an
existing engine, and did not submit an application by June 16, 2005, your
application is now overdue. Per the October 18, 2007 updates to the ATCM,
Agricultural engines are required to obtain a Registration. See
Permit Application Material
- Have an emergency standby
generator? Just want the basics? Click here.
- For agricultural (AG) engines, click here.
- For residential generators, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs
Permit Application Material (Please note Forms
-34E, -34P, -34R, -36, and -01 can be completed online prior to printing for submission
to the APCD.
They can only be saved "with your data" to your computer if you own Adobe's
Acrobat Standard or Professional software).
Emergency/Standby Engine Application Form -35 for Engines Installed
Prior to Jan. 01, 2005
Emergency/Standby Engine Application Form -34E
- Diesel-Fired Primary Engine Application Form -34P
- APCD General Permit Application
- Authorized Agent Form -01A
- ATCM Emission Inventory Form -34R
- Existing Residential Diesel Generator Application Form -37
- New Residential Diesel
Generator Engine Application Form -36
- AG Registration Application
Application Instruction (Ag1 and Ag2 forms) Download from
- ARB Portable Equipment Registration Program Link: (PERP).
Current PERP Regulation (here)
- Requirements for Use of PERP Engines
- Per District Rule 202.F.2, portable engines registered in the
Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) and used
offshore are subject to certain requirements. Please refer to this
document (PDF file)
“Procedure for Offshore Use of Portable Engines” for
clarification of these requirements. In general, the owner or
operator of a registered engine must notify the District in writing
at least 14 days prior to commencing operations in State Territorial
Waters (STW) or over the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore
Santa Barbara County. Written authorization from the District is
required prior to operating a PERP engine in STW or over the OCS.
There are limited exceptions as noted in the Procedure referenced
- Use APCD-38p form, download here:
apcd-38p.doc. The completed form may be emailed to
email@example.com, or mailed to
the attention of Leticia Ortiz at: Santa Barbara County Air
Pollution Control District, 260 N. San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa
Barbara, CA 93110.
Please note that application forms (such as Form
-01) are also available for download at
Download Permit Application Forms.
For more information or assistance, call or email
Phil Sheehan at (805) 961-8876
(Engineering and Compliance Division).