What is The SJVAPCD?

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) is administering Rule 4902, which regulates the allowable nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of gas fired water heaters. This new requirement has established a NOx limit of 10 nanograms per joule of heat output (- 15 ppm) for any natural gas-fired Atmospheric Vent, Power Vent, Power Direct Vent or Direct Vent storage tank water heaters with inputs of 75,000 BTU/Hr or less.

SJVAPCD and Water Heaters

Wholesalers and installers CANNOT continue to sell and install non-compliant water heaters after January 1st, 2010. Any non-compliant water heaters not already installed by this date cannot be sold or installed within the SJVAPCD.

Bradford White Corporation has been able to meet this challenge by developing a series of advanced water heaters that emit 10 ng NOx/J or less. These water heaters are known as the Eco-Defender Ultra Low NOx series water heaters.

SJVAPCD Affected Areas

The District’s jurisdiction covers all eight counties: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and the portions of Kern County.

Some of the above information was sourced from the (SJVAPCD) website at valleyair.org/.

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