State of California AIR RESOURCES BOARD Resources Building Auditorium 1416 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA March 15, 1972 9:30 a.m. AGENDA 1. Opening Statement . . . . . . . . . .A.J. Haagen-Smit, Ph.D. Chairman 2. Minutes of Meeting of February 16, 1972. 3. Report of Technical Advisory Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R. Robert Brattain, Chairman 4. Consideration of Approval of Control Devices - 1955-1965 Model Used Cars. a. Application of General Motors. b. Application of Echlin Manufacturing Company. c. Proposal that Vacuum Spark be Disconnected on Used Cars. 5. Consideration of Technical Advisory Committee's Report of February 16, 1972 on Pollution Initiative (June 1972 Ballot). 6. Consideration of the Demand of the Coalition for Clean air that the ARB Undertake an Investigation of the Los Angeles APCD under Authority of Section 39054 of the Health and Safety Code. 7. Air Quality Standards. 8. Appeal by Occidental Distributors of Staff Action Regarding Exemption from Prohibitions Imposed by Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code. 9. Approval on Control Systems for New Vehicles, Experimental Permits, etc. a. Request of General Motors for Exemption from Evaporative Control Systems for some 1973 Model Heavy-Duty Vehicles. b. Other. 10. Other Business. a. Tentative Specifications for Garage Instrumentation. b. Requests for Extension of Open-Burning at Dumps. c. Report on Variances Exceeding One Year (1971). 11. Remarks from the Audience. ITEM Application for Accreditation of an Exhaust Emission Control Device for Used Vehicles (1955-1965 year models). INTRODUCTION This report is a staff evaluation of the Echlin Corporation exhaust emission control device for used vehicles. The basis for evaluation and specific requirements are stated in the California Health and Safety Code, Sections 39107 and 39175 to 39184, and Title 13 of the California Administrative Code, Chapter 3, Subchapter 2, Articles 2 and 3. Test details and specific requirements are contained in the "California Exhaust and Fuel Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for Used Motor Vehicles under 6,001 Pounds Gross Vehicle Weight" as amended by the Board on March 18, 1970. ITEM Staff Report-California Clean Environment Act (Pollution Initiative). At the February 16, 1972 meeting, the Technical Advisory Committee reported that it was opposed to the peoples Lobby's initiative, entitled the "California Clean Environment Act". The Board instructed the staff to place the subject of the initiative on the agenda of the March 15, 1972 meeting, and to include a copy of the TAC's report and an analysis of the initiative. Attached for the Board's review is the TAC report and a copy of the initiative itself. The TAC's comments on the initiative can be found beginning on page 4 of its report. Also included for the Board's information is a section-by-section analysis prepared in Secretary for Resources Livermore's office, modified in some places by the Board staff to amplify and clarify air pollution problems. Secretary Livermore has publicly announced his opposition to the measure. The principal objections are the initiatives freezing into law, which can be changed only by more stringent provisions or by a further initiative, specific technical regulation of various aspects of air pollution and other environmental concerns. Some of these controls raise technical questions now, and are likely to raise additional ones as technology advances in coming years. Also questionable are the sweeping conflict of interest prohibitions and the five year ban on nuclear power plants. Finally, the act has mistakes in drafting, and presents constitutional questions which most likely will have to be resolved by the courts. ITEM Request of Coalition for Clean Air. This item is a letter from the Coalition for Clean Air dated February 1, 1972, requesting the Air Resources Board to undertake an investigation of the Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District (LAAPCD), pursuant to the Board's authority in Section 39054 of the Health and Safety Code. Included also are several letters from others supporting the request. ITEM Air Quality Standards. The Air Resources Board has adopted ambient air quality standards for eight pollutants, and a policy of annual review of these standards. ITEM Evaluation of the "Gas-O-Miser" Device. INTRODUCTION Occidental distributors Ltd. of Calgary, Canada has applied for a Board finding to exempt its "Gas-O-Miser" device from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code. The staff evaluated the information submitted and concluded that it could not recommend the "Gas-O-Miser" device for exemption. A copy of the letter advising Occidental of the staff's evaluation is attached. Occidental has requested a hearing so that a direct request can be made to the Board. A copy of Occidental's request is attached. This report is a summary of the staff's evaluation of the "Gas-O-Miser" device. the basis of this report is the "Air Resources Board Criteria for Determining Compliance with Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code," adopted February 17, 1971. this report is only concerned with the effect on exhaust emission levels due to the installation of the device; no consideration was given to its effect on performance and driveability of the vehicles. ITEM Staff Summary of General Motors Corporation's Request for Exemption from Evaporative control Requirements for Heavy-Duty Vehicles. General Motors Corporation has requested an exemption until January 1, 1974 from the evaporative control requirements for its large highway type gasoline-powered heavy-duty vehicles equipped with either multiple gasoline tanks or single gasoline tanks over 50 gallons capacity. ITEM Dual Fuel systems Exhaust Emission Control System (Forklifts). The Board adopted Resolution 72-11 on February 16, 1972 approving the Dual fuel Systems, Incorporated exhaust emission control system for new engines used in forklifts and other equipment designed for use inside buildings. The applicant has now requested that the approval be extended to include installations of its system on used engines as well. The original application included sufficient data to meet the requirements of the "California Exhaust Emission Test Procedure for Portable and Mobile Internal Combustion Engines (Forklifts) Used Inside Buildings" for both new and used engines.