State of California
AIR RESOURCES BOARD
Los Angeles City Hall
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
February 19, 1976
76-3-1 Approval of Minutes of January 15, 1976 Board
76-3-2 Continuation of Public Hearing - Regulations to 1
Limit the Lead Content of Gasoline.
76-3-3 Public Hearing - Regulations for Certification of 74
Gasoline Vapor Recovery Systems at Service Stations.
76-3-4 Continuation of Public Hearing - Organic Compound 135
Reactivity Classification System for Assessing
Emission Control Strategies.
76-3-5 Progress Report on the Development of the Air 149
76-3-6 Other Business -
a. Executive Session - Personnel & Litigation
b. Research Proposals
76-3-7 Remarks from Audience
ITEM NO.: 76-3-2
Continuation of Public Hearing - Regulations to Control the Lead
Content of Gasoline.
Adopt resolution 76-3 adding a new Section 2253 to Title 13 of
the California Administrative Code, specifying a schedule for the
reduction of lead concentration in gasoline.
In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that the
Air Resources Board has the authority to regulate the lead
content of gasoline sold in California. An average lead content
of 0.4 grams per gallon appears to be a reasonable level for
achieving the lead air quality standard statewide. A phase down
to this level is proposed. Large refiners are required to attain
this level by 1980 and small refiners by 1983. It is suggested
that a "small refiner' be defined as one with a gasoline capacity
of 20,000 barrels per day or less.
The cost of reducing the use of lead additives in gasoline, in
accordance with the proposed schedule, is small; however, some
smaller refiners may suffer significant adverse consequences.
The proposed three-year extension from compliance with the phase
down by the small refiners should mitigate this impact without
substantially postponing attainment of the lead air quality
standard. A variance procedure, similar to the one adopted for
the regulation controlling sulfur content of unleaded gasoline,
is included in the proposed regulation.
ITEM NO.: 76-3-3
Public Hearing - Regulations for the Certification of Gasoline
Vapor Recovery Systems at Service Stations.
1. Amend as shown in Exhibit II, the "Test Procedures for
Determining the Efficiency of Gasoline Vapor Recovery
Systems at Service Stations" adopted on December 9, 1975.
2. Adopt Resolution 76-5, to amend Section 94000 of Title 17,
California Administrative Code, pertaining to Vapor Recovery
Systems, and to add Section 94001 to title 17, California
Administrative Code, thereby adopting the "Certification
Procedures for Gasoline Vapor Recovery Systems at Service
Stations", dated February 19, 1976, as shown in Exhibit I.
This is a public hearing for the consideration of certification
procedures for gasoline vapor recovery systems. The proposed
procedures deal with the following; 1) method of application; 2)
fees to be charged for testing; 3) performance standards; 4)
requirements for granting certification; 5) conduct of testing,
and 6) procedures to be used for determining efficiency. Since
the issuance of the public hearing notice, the staff has revised
the proposed certification procedures to clarify the
manufacturer's responsibilities for obtaining certification,
clarify the Executive Officer's function in certifying systems,
and remove language inconsistencies.
The proposed certification procedures include a requirement that
testing of efficiencies be conducted in accordance with the test
procedures adopted by the Board. The proposed certification
procedures contain other requirements that necessitate changes in
those test procedures. The proposed changes are discussed in the
ITEM NO.: 76-3-4
Adoption of a System for the Classification of Organic Compounds
According to Photochemical Reactivity.
Adopt the Three Class Scheme as shown in appendix V for
classifying reactive organic compounds.
This report summarizes previous Board discussions on Organic
Reactivity Classifications. The report also discusses the
activity of the Organic Photochemical Reactivity Committee
established by the Board on October 10, 1975.
ITEM NO.: 76-3-5
Progress Report on the Development of Air Conservation Program.
Staff should continue to develop the recommended program outlined
in this report.
At the December 15, 1975 meeting, the Board proposed to designate
certain areas of the State as air conservation areas, and
directed the staff to work with local agencies and interested
individuals to develop the Program further. The staff held a
workshop which was attended by representatives of air pollution
control agencies, other agencies, industry, and environmental
interest groups. Staff also participated in a meeting of the
Northeast Plateau Air Basin Control Council to discuss air
conservation areas and programs. In addition, the staff
independently evaluated the Program in a broader societal
context. The staff evaluation and the comments made by those
attending the workshop and the Control Council meeting indicate
that local involvement in the development of the ACP is
essential. Staff concludes that ARB needs to define the program
further before proceeding to designate Air Conservation Areas.