CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD
Resources Agency Building
Auditorium, First Floor
1416 Ninth Street
January 24, 1985
85-1-1 Consideration of a Board Committee Report on 001
and Approval of an Agreement of Participation
in the South Central Coast Cooperative Aerometric
85-1-2 Consideration of a Resolution Regarding Regional 005
Air Quality Analysis in the San Joaquin Valley
85-1-3 Status Report on Monitoring Oil Refinery Flares. 012
85-1-4 Informational Report on the Suggested Control 025
85-1-5 Consideration of Approval of a Suggested Control 037
Measure for Control of Emissions of Reactive
Organic Compounds from Resin Manufacturing.
a. Closed Session
1. Personnel (as authorized by State Agency Open Meeting
Act, Govt. Code Sec. 11126(a).)
2. Litigation (Pursuant to the attorney-client privilege,
Evidence Code Sec. 950-962, and Govt. Code Sec.
b. Research Proposals
c. Delegations to Executive Officer
ITEM NO.: 85-1-1
Consideration of a Board Committee Report on and Approval of an
Agreement of Participation in the South Central Coast Cooperative
Aerometric Monitoring Program.
At the November 30, 1984 meeting the Board reviewed proposed
Agreement of Participation between various government agencies
and members of the Western Oil and Gas Association for a joint
aerometric data collection program in the South Central Coast
(SCCCAMP). The data collected under this program would be used
to supplement available data used to assess the onshore impacts
of outer continental shelf oil exploration and production
During the meeting, Chairman Duffy appointed a committee
comprising of Dr. Tirso del Junco and Mrs. Roberta Hughan to work
with the staff and the other prospective participants in the
program to develop alternative language acceptable to the Board.
The committee and the staff have been working with the other
prospective participants in the SCCCAMP project to develop
suitable alternative language. The staff expects that this
alternative language will be developed and be made available to
Board members by January 18, 1985.
On December 27, 1984 the staff received a letter from Sheila
Lodge, Mayor of the City of Santa Barbara, presenting the City
Council's views on the proposed program. She asked that copies
of the letter be delivered to those deciding on the participation
in the SCCCAMP project. A copy of Mayor Lodge's letter is
attached for your information.
Another related item of interest is that the SCCCAMP agreement
was considered by the Coastal Commission on January 9, 1985. The
Coastal Commission deferred action on the agreement.
ITEM NO.: 85-1-3
Status Report on Monitoring Oil Refinery Flares.
None. This is an information report.
On June 26, 1984, in a modification to its March 22, 1984
petition, Citizens for a Better Environment (CBE) requested the
Air Resources Board (ARB) to determine the availability,
technological feasibility, and economic reasonableness of devices
to monitor continuously the emissions of oxides of sulfur (SOx),
reduced sulfur compounds (RS), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from
oil refinery flares within the Bay Area Air Quality Management
District and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
On July 26, 1984, the Board found that it did not have sufficient
information to make such a determination at that time. The Board
directed the ARB staff to evaluate monitoring devices for
refinery flares and to report to the Board every six months on
the status of the evaluation until such time as sufficient
information is developed for the Board to make its determination.
Upon further examination of the available information, the staff
concluded that an outside contractor should be engaged to conduct
the evaluation. Contract provisions were drafted and considered
at a public workshop on November 7, 1984. Useful changes
suggested at the workshop were incorporated into the contract
provisions and mailed out as part of the request for proposals
(RFP) for contracts to 160 potential contractors on December 4,
1984. The staff closed the proposal acceptance period on
December 28, 1984. Contract approval is expected to take one to
two months with final approval in February or March of 1985. The
status report at the July, 1985 Board meeting will include
preliminary results from the contracted study.
ITEM NO.: 85-1-4
Suggested Control Measure Information Report.
None. This is an information report.
In early 1981, the California Air Pollution Control Officers
Association (CAPCOA) and the Air Resources Board established a
Technical Review Group (TRG) to develop control measures
(referred to as Suggested Control Measures) for Stationary
Sources of Air Pollution. The purpose of this group is to
provide coordination among the districts, ARB and EPA, and to
draw upon the expertise of the various control agencies. The
procedures for the formulation of a Suggested Control Measure
(SCM) are contained in a memorandum of Understanding signed by
CAPCOA and the ARB in March 1981 (attached).
The TRG consists of technical representatives of the air
pollution control districts, the EPA, and the ARB. The TRG is
chaired by a representative of one of the districts, elected by
members of the group. The ARB serves as Secretary to the TRG.
The TRG appoints a lead agency or agencies to develop a control
measure for a particular stationary source of emissions and to
hold workshops to provide industry and other interested parties
with an opportunity to participate in the formulation of the SCM.
After an SCM has been developed, it is presented to the TRG in
regulatory language. The TRG considers the SCM and either
endorses it or returns it to the lead agency(ies) for
modification. An SCM that has been endorsed by the TRG is
forwarded to the ARB by the Secretary. The ARB holds a noticed
public meeting and considers endorsement of the SCM. Comments
from industry representatives and other interested parties are
considered in the Board's decision. If the SCM as forwarded from
the TRG is endorsed by the Board, the TRG forwards the SCM to
those districts that have sources of emissions for which the SCM
was developed. The Board may also return an SCM to the TRG for
modification or it may be endorsed by the Board with
modifications. In the latter case, the SCM is returned to the
TRG for its endorsement before being sent to the appropriate
ITEM NO.: 85-1-5
Public Meeting to Consider Approval of a Suggested Control
Measure for Control of Emissions of Reactive Organic Compounds
from Resin Manufacturing.
The staff recommends that the Board approve the Suggested Control
In early 1983, the staff of the South Coast Air Quality
Management District (SCAQMD) developed a proposed measure for the
control of reactive organic compound emissions from certain
aspects of resin manufacturing. That control measure was
subsequently adopted by the SCAQMD Board on July 8, 1983, and an
amendment was adopted on November 2, 1984.
Prior to the SCAQMD Board adoption, the district staff reviewed
the emissions from resin manufacturing processes and emissions
controls, conducted consultation meetings (workshops) with the
affected industry, and developed a staff report on the resin
manufacturing industry. The staff report addressed, among other
subjects, emissions control technologies, cost-effectiveness, and
environmental and energy impacts. a copy of that report along
with a separate report on the changes incorporated in the amended
rule are appended.
Following the SCAQMD Board adoption of the control measure, the
staff report and measure were reviewed by the statewide Technical
Review Group of Control Measure Development (TRG) as a potential
Suggested Control Measure (SCM) to be recommended for approval by
the ARB and consideration for adoption by air pollution control
districts, (APCDs). The TRG is comprised of members of the ARB,
EPA, and APCDs and provides a technical forum for the discussion
and development of control measures necessary to achieve and
maintain state and federal ambient air quality standards. The
TRG made minor changes to the regulations so that it would be in
the format of a suggested control measure and approved it on
December 12, 1984.
Six APCDs have been identified as having resin manufacturing
facilities. These are the South Coast and Bay Area Air Quality
Management Districts and the Ventura, Sacramento, Kern, and
Fresno County Air Pollution Control Districts.
The staff of the South Coast Air Quality Management District will
present the technical discussion of its staff report and rule.
The TRG had previously assigned the task of developing this
measure to the SCAQMD.
Following this summary are:
1) The proposed Suggested Control Measure for the Control of
Emissions of Reactive Organic Compounds from Resin
2) The SCAQMD staff report on the original rule; and
3) The SCAQMD staff report on the amendment to the original
district rule, and the amended rule.