Permits and Engineering
Santa Barbara County APCD Winery Webpage
This webpage provides important information that will assist you
in complying with the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District's
requirements for wineries.
Santa Barbara County APCD's rules and regulations may apply to
various aspects of the wine making process. This may include the
need to obtain one or more permits or may require you to apply for a
written request for an exemption from permit. Certain
equipment items have emission standards that must be met upon
installing and/or replacing existing equipment (e.g., small boilers,
large water heaters, diesel engines) as well as future compliance
deadlines for existing equipment (e.g., small boilers, large water
heaters and diesel engines used in the vineyards). The
following summarizes the possible requirements. Please call the APCD
at the number below (or 961-8800) for additional information or clarification.
- Fermentation and Aging/Storage: Emissions of ethanol, a
reactive organic compound, occur during the
fermentation and aging/storage step in the wine making process.
Aging/storage emissions are only counted when the wine is stored
in oak barrels. The APCD requires a permit for the
fermentation and storage tanks (including vats). Low
production wineries may qualify for a written determination of
exemption if the annual emissions of ethanol are less than 1 ton
per year. As a general rule-of-thumb, facilities that
produce less than 25,000 cases per year would
qualify for the written exemption. You may use the
Winery Emissions Spreadsheet for this calculation.
Facilities that require a permit also need to assess their daily
emissions. The latest version of APCD's
is available to perform these additional calculations.
Depending on the size of winery, requirements such as a Best
Available Control Technology analysis and emission offsets may
be required. The written exemption and permit application forms
are found below.
- Small Boilers / Large Water Heaters: Permits
are required for any individual (or grouping) of boilers or
large water heaters with a rated heat over 2.0 million BTUs per
hour (MMBtu/hr). For units installed prior to January
17, 2008, permit applications are due by no later than April 16,
2008 using APCD Form -60. Units
January 16, 2008 require an APCD permit prior to installation
and the unit must comply with the
requirements of APCD
Rule 360 and/or
Rule 361. Use
Form -61 and Form -01
for new units. For detailed information, see the APCD's
Boiler and Water Heater Webpage.
- Diesel Fired Emergency Standby Generator Engines:
Diesel fired emergency generator sets with engines rated at 50
bhp and greater require an APCD permit and must also comply with
the State's Stationary Diesel Engine ATCM. Emergency
generator sets using spark ignited engines (e.g., natural gas,
propane) are not subject to the State ATCM and are exempt from
APCD permit if they are operated less than 200 hours per year,
have an hour meter and a log is maintained for each use.
New diesel generators are required to meet specific emission
standards and typically preclude the purchase of used
equipment. We strongly advise that you apply for and
obtain your APCD permit prior to purchasing a new diesel
generator. To apply for a permit, use APCD
Form -34R and
Form -01. If the
diesel generator was installed prior to January 2005, then use
Form -35 in lieu of
Form -34E. For detailed information, see the APCD's
Diesel Engine Webpage.
- Diesel Fired Emergency Firewater Pump Engines:
The requirements for diesel fired firewater pumps are similar to
diesel generators above. Due to NFPA requirements, there
are some specific distinctions that apply to diesel firewater
pumps. Specifically, existing units installed prior to
January 2005 are allowed additional maintenance and testing
hours if the NFPA standard is adhered to and new units are
provided additional engine compliance options. For
detailed information, see the APCD's
Diesel Engine Webpage.
- Diesel Engines Used in the Vineyards (AG Engines):
Diesel engines used in the vineyard are classified
"agricultural". Stationary and portable engines rated at
50 bhp or greater are subject to the registration requirements
of APCD Rule 1201 and the
State's ATCM regulation. This
does not apply to engines that power vehicles (e.g., tractors,
bull dozers, front-end loaders) or wind machines. Existing AG engines are
required to submit a registration application to the APCD by no
later than March 1, 2008. Registration applications for
new AG engines are required to be submitted to the APCD within
90 days of installation. New diesel AG engines are
required to meet specific emission standards and typically
preclude the purchase of used equipment. We strongly
advise that you contact the APCD prior to purchasing a diesel
engine if you are unsure. To apply for an AG engine
registration, use APCD Form AG-1. For detailed
information, see the APCD's AG
- 09/19/14: Updated Winery Spreadsheet (ver 2.5)
is now available for download
click to download)
- 08/28/14: The
APCD -38W form was updated.
- 06/24/09: CO2 Emission
Calculations document is now available.
- 05/01/09: A new Winery FAQ is now
- 02/24/09: A new Annual Winery Report Form
ENF-104 is now available for use.
- 04/05/08: The new Winery Permit Application
Form -50 is now
available for use.
- 02/20/08: A new Winery Exemption Request Form,
APCD -38W, is now
available for use.
- 02/11/08: A new calculation spreadsheet for annual emissions
only is available for download
click to download)
- 02/06/08: Updated
Winery Spreadsheet (ver 2.3).
- 01/28/08: Application Form -61 is now available (for
new boilers subject to Rule 361)
- 01/24/08: APCD List of Approved Portable NOx/CO Analyzers Now
Available. Click here.
- 01/17/08: Application Form -60 is now available (for
existing boilers subject to Rule 361)
- 01/17/08: APCD Rule 361 is adopted. Existing boilers are
required to to obtain a Permit to Operate by April 16, 2008.
- Annual Emission Calculator:
Spreadsheet (ver 1.0). (right
click to download). Use this calculator for determining
whether the 1.0 ton per year written exemption can be applied for and
for annual emission reporting.
- Daily and Annual Emission Calculator:
Spreadsheet (ver 2.5). (right
click to download). Use this calculator for both daily and annual emission
- CO2 Emission Calculations:
Winery CO2 Calculations.
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs
- Winery Permit Exemption Form
- Winery Fermentation and Storage/Aging Tanks Application
- Small Boiler / Large Water Heater Forms
- Application Form -61
- Application Form -60 (for
units installed prior to January 17, 2008)
- Diesel Engine Forms
- Emergency Standby Engine Form-34E
- Emergency Standby Engine Form-35
(for units installed prior to January 2005)
- Firewater Pump Engine Form-34E
- ATCM Emission Inventory Form -34R
- Vineyard (AG) Engine Application and Instructions (Ag1 and Ag2
forms) download from this page.
- APCD General Permit Application
- Authorized Agent Form -01A
CAPCOA Engineeing Symposium Presentation Materials
Please note that all our application forms are also available for download at
Download Permit Application Forms.
For more information or assistance, call or email
at (805) 961-8821 (Engineering and Compliance Division).