• District Rule 4354
    Glass Melting Furnaces

Summary of Rule Amendment Efforts

District Rule 4354 limits emissions of NOx, CO, VOC, SOx, and PM10 emissions from glass melting furnaces. The District adopted Rule 4354 in 1994, and in the continuous effort to improve air quality in the Valley, the District has adopted numerous amendments to Rule 4354 that have resulted in significant reductions in emissions. 

On December 16, 2021, the District Governing Board adopted amendments to Rule 4354 to include even more stringent NOx, PM10, and SOx emission limits for glass melting facilities operating in the Valley.  The adopted regulatory amendments satisfy the District's control measure commitment in the District's 2018 PM2.5 Plan, and go beyond the commitments in the Plan to support expeditious attainment of the health-based federal PM2.5 and ozone air quality standards.  In addition, the adopted amendments address commitments included in Board/CARB-approved South Central Fresno Community Emissions Reduction Program developed through the AB 617 community engagement process.

District Contact

Recent and Upcoming Public Workshops

Date & Time Notice Materials
Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 9:00AM

Notice of Public Hearing


Board Item

Final Rule

Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 2:30PM

Notice of Public Workshop

Notice of Draft Rule Documents Available for Review


Draft Rule

Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at 3:00PM Notice of Public Workshop Presentation
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 at 3:00PM Notice of Scoping Meeting Presentation