On December 3, 2008, the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District amended Regulation 8, Rule 45: Motor Vehicle & Mobile Equipment Coating Operations. Any person engaging in mobile refinishing operations shall register the mobile refinishing operation with the BAAQMD and pay applicable fees.
Refinishing - Any coating of a vehicle, its parts and components, or mobile equipment, including partial body collision repairs, for the purpose of protection or beautification and that is subsequent to the original coating applied at an Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) plant coating assembly line (BAAQMD 8-45-233).
Mobile Refinishing (Coating) Operation - Any refinishing operation that may change location or address between operations (BAAQMD 8-45-221)
At the time of registration, you will be required to pay a fee of $117 per mobile coating operation vehicle. An annual renewal fee of $70 is required to be paid as long as you operate your mobile refinishing operation subject to the regulation.
Fees will not be applied until October 1, 2009. Mobile Coaters will not be penalized for early registration.
For questions regarding completing the registration process, please call the Compliance & Enforcement Line: (415) 749-4999.