SCAQMD Announces New UV/EB BACT Listings

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) of Southern California has announced new UV/EB technology listings for their Best Available Control Technology Guidelines (BACT).

BACT is a pollution control standard mandated by the Clean Air Act that applies to any new or modified source. The SCAQMD is working to update their BACT listings, with encouragement from RadTech, to better reflect the fast-growing pace of UV/EB technology.

Rita Loof, RadTech’s director of environmental affairs, testified at SCAQMD committee hearings, pointing out that other California air districts such as Bay Area and San Joaquin have updated their guidelines, which included super-compliant materials and specifically UV coatings, as alternatives to add-on controls. To read the full staff report, visit