Regulations and Industry Standards
AQMD Air Quality Management District

Air Quality Management District

AQMD 1118
This AQMD rule is designed to monitor and record data on refinery and related flaring operations and to control and minimize flaring and flare-related emissions. Rule 1118 applies to all flares used at petroleum refineries, sulfur recovery plants and hydrogen production plants. Read more about AQMD 1118 regulations.

AQMD 1146
This rule applies to boilers, steam generators, and process heaters of equal to or greater than 5 million Btu per hour rated heat input capacity used in all industrial, institutional, and commercial operations with the exception of: (1) boilers used by electric utilities to generate electricity; and (2) boilers and process heaters with a rated heat input capacity greater than 40 million Btu per hour that are used in petroleum refineries; and (3) sulfur plant reaction boilers. (4) RECLAIM facilities (NOx emissions only). Ream more about the AQMD 1146 regulations.

AQMD 1146.1
This rule applies to boilers, steam generators, and process heaters that are greater than 2 million Btu per hour and less than 5 million Btu per hour rated heat input capacity used in any industrial, institutional, or commercial operation with the exception of RECLAIM facilities (NOx emissions only). Ream more about the AQMD 1146.1 regulations.

AQMD 1146.2
The purpose of this rule is to reduce NOx emissions from natural gas-fired water heaters, boilers, and process heaters as defined in this rule. This rule applies to units that have a rated heat input capacity less than or equal to 2,000,000 Btu per hour. Type 1 Units as defined in this rule are typically, but not exclusively, large water heaters or smaller-sized process heaters in the above range. Type 2 Units as defined in this rule are typically, but not exclusively, small boilers or larger-sized process heaters in this range. Beginning, January 1, 2000, the provisions of this rule are applicable to manufacturers, distributors, retailers, refurbishers, installers and operators of new units. Beginning, July 1, 2002, the provisions of this rule are also applicable to operators of existing Type 2 Units. Ream more about the AQMD 1146.2 regulations.

AQMD 1147
The purpose of this rule is to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from gaseous and liquid fuel fired combustion equipment as defined in this rule. This rule applies to ovens, dryers, dehydrators, heaters, kilns, calciners, furnaces, crematories, incinerators, heated pots, cookers, roasters, fryers, closed and open heated tanks and evaporators, distillation units, afterburners, degassing units, vapor incinerators, catalytic or thermal oxidizers, soil and water remediation units and other combustion equipment with nitrogen oxide emissions that require a District permit and are not specifically required to comply with a nitrogen oxide emission limit by other District Regulation XI rules. Ream more about the AQMD 1147 regulations.

AQMD 1148
The purpose of this rule is to gather air quality-related information on oil and gas well drilling, well completion, and well reworks. This rule applies to any operator of an onshore oil or gas well located in the District that is conducting oil or gas well drilling, well completion, or well reworks. Read more about the AQMD 1148 regulations.

AQMD 1153
This rule controls volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from commercial bakery ovens with a rated heat input capacity of 2 million BTU per hour or more and with an average daily emission of 50 pounds or more of VOC. Read more about the AQMD 1153 regulations.

Abnormal Situation Management Consortium
The ASM Consortium promotes their vision by conducting research, as well as testing and evaluating solutions that develop and advance the collective knowledge of the members. They also develop a number of resources including case studies, presentations, publications, and white papers to facilitate the conversion of ASM knowledge into practice. Read more about Abnormal Situation Management Consortium.


American Society for Mechanical Engineers
ASME is the leading international developer of codes and standards associated with the art, science and practice of mechanical engineering. Their regulations cover a variety of topics including pressure technology, nuclear plants, elevators / escalators, construction, engineering design, standardization and performance testing.

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) Sections I, IV, VIII, X and XII
This rule outlines the requirements for the design, fabrication, assembly and inspection of boiler and pressure vessel components including power boilers, heating boilers, pressure vessels, fiber-reinforced pressure vessels, transport tanks and valves. Read more about the ASME CSD-1 checklist.

Title 24

California Building Standards Commission
California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24, also known as the California Building Standards Code, is a compilation of three types of building criteria from three different origins: Building standards that have been adopted by state agencies without change from building standards contained in national model codes; Building standards that have been adopted and adapted from the national model code standards to meet California conditions; and Building standards, authorized by the California legislature, that constitute extensive additions not covered by the model codes that have been adopted to address particular California concerns. Read more about the Title 24 regulations.

California Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

Scientists classify foods based on particular characteristics. One of these is acidity, which can relate to food safety. Low acid foods are regulated by FDB’s Cannery Program. Low acid food processors (canneries) must comply with California and Federal requirements. Read more about California Department of Public Health regulations.

U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Chemical Safety Board
The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. They also make recommendations related to programs such as the OSHA process safety management (PSM) program and the EPA risk management program (RMP). Many CSB recommendations have been implemented in various industries, leading to safer plants, workers and communities. Read more about U.S. Chemical Safety Board regulations.

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency
EPA finalizes clean air standards for industrial boilers, and certain incinerators, and non-hazardous secondary materials definition. December 20, 2012, EPA issued final changes to Clean Air Act standards for major and area source boilers and commercial/industrial solid waste incinerators. These adjusted standards will achieve extensive public health protections by reducing toxic air pollution, while increasing the rule's flexibility and addressing concerns raised by industry and labor groups. Read more about the EPA Emissions Standards for Boiler regulations.


Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) created CFR Part 11 to define the criteria under which electronic records and electronic signature are considered to be trustworthy, reliable and equivalent to paper records. This regulation requires those in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries to implement controls including audits, system validations and documentation for software and systems involved in the processing of electronic data. Read more on FDA regulations.

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

International Electrotechnical Commission
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the world’s leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic, and related technologies. They are one of three global sister organizations (IEC, ISO, ITU) that develop International Standards for the world. Read more on International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) regulations.


Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
IEEE is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops, and advances global technologies. They drive the functionality, capabilities, and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transform the way we live, work, and communicate.
IEEE 802.11 – Local and Metropolitan Area Network Standard
IEEE 802.15 – Wireless Personal Area Networks (PANs)


International Society of Automation

The ANSI/ISA100 Wireless Standard has recently received final approval from IEC. This standard provides reliable and secure wireless operation for monitoring, alerting supervisory control, open loop control and closed loop control applications. The standard defines the protocol suite, system management, gateways and security specifications for wireless connectivity with devices supporting limited power consumption requirements. Read more on ISA100 regulations.

ISPE Guidance Documents

Good Automated Manufacturing Practice or "GAMP" was created by pharmaceutical professionals to address the industry's need to improve comprehension of evolving regulatory expectations. Together with ISPE, they created GAMP guidelines, a set of industry best practices to enable compliance to all current regulatory expectations. More than a compliance standard, GAMP can be used by life science companies for their own quality procedures. Read more on GAMP regulations.


Mining Safety & Health Administration
The purpose of the Mine Safety and Health Administration is to prevent death, disease, and injury from mining and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for the Nation's miners. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) helps to reduce deaths, injuries, and illnesses in the nation's mines with a variety of activities and programs. The Agency develops and enforces safety and health rules for all U.S. mines, and provides technical, educational and other types of assistance to mine operators. Read more about MSHA regulations.


NADCAP Aerospace & Defense Quality Assurance
Nadcap is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment that brings together technical experts from both industry and Government to establish requirements for accreditation, accredit Suppliers and define operational program standards. This organization takes a consensus approach to special processes and products to provide continual improvement within the aerospace and automotive industries. Read more on NADCAP regulations.


National Fire Protection Association

The NFPA 86 minimizes fire and explosion hazards of ovens and furnaces used for commercial and industrial processing of materials. Requirements address the safe design; installation; operation; and inspection, testing, and maintenance of Class A, B, C, and D ovens, dryers, and furnaces, thermal oxidizers, and any other heated enclosure used for processing of materials and related equipment. Provisions are also provided for furnace heating systems, safety equipment and application, and fire protection. Read more about the NFPA 86 regulations.

This recommended practice provides safety guidance for fluid heaters and related equipment to minimize fire and explosion hazards that can endanger the fluid heater, the building, or personnel. Requirements apply to Type F, Type G, and Type H fluid heaters and cover location and construction; heating systems, including fuel gas-fired units, liquid fuel-fired units, and resistance heating systems; commissioning; training; operations; inspection, testing, and maintenance; heating system safety equipment and application topics such as programmable logic controller systems, mechanical purging, and combustion air safety devices; and fire protection. Read more about the NFPA 87 regulations.

NFPA 110
This standard covers performance requirements for emergency and standby power systems providing an alternate source of electrical power in buildings and facilities in the event that the normal electrical power source fails. Systems include power sources, transfer equipment, controls, supervisory equipment, and accessory equipment needed to supply electrical power to the selected circuits. Read more about the NFPA 110 regulations.

NEC Connect

National Electric Code
The National Electric Code (NEC), or NFPA 70, is the regionally adoptable standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment. The California Electrical Code (Title 24, Part 3) and regional Nevada Electrical Codes are based on this standard. Read more about the NEC and NFPA 70 regulations.


Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OSHA Law & Regulations OSHA’s mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. Their laws & regulations covers General Industry, Construction, Agriculture and Maritime including areas of industrial process such as indoor air ventilation, hazardous substances, pressure vessel maintenance, and electrical safety. Read more about OSHA regulations.

SAE International

Society of Aeronautical Engineers
This specification covers pyrometric requirements for thermal processing equipment used for heat treatment. It covers temperature sensors, instrumentation, thermal processing equipment, system accuracy tests, and temperature uniformity surveys. These are necessary to ensure that parts or raw materials are heat treated in accordance with the applicable specification(s). Read more about the AMS2750 regulations.

Underwriters Laboratories UL

Underwriters Laboratories
UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind. Read about UL regulations.

Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce
In order to offer effective and continued support to U.S. companies in their sustainable manufacturing efforts, Commerce’s Manufacturing and Services unit has launched a Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative (SMI) and Public-Private Dialogue that aims to:
a) identify U.S. industry’s most pressing sustainable manufacturing challenges and
b) coordinate public and private sector efforts to address these challenges.
Read more about the SMI regulations.

U.S. Green Building Council - LEED
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes the best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project. Ream more on LEED regulations.

** The information presented on this page is for informational purposes only. GTH makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the information presented or the requirements described above. Always consult the applicable agency when making decisions on your compliance status.



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