State of California AIR RESOURCES BOARD Tahoe Sands Motor Lodge Convention Center South Lake Tahoe, CA June 21, 1973 9:30 a.m. AGENDA 73-14-1 Public Hearing - Proposed Regulations for Source Monitoring of Emissions. 73-14-2 Air Basin Boundary Changes. a. Report of Emissions and Control Committee on Overall Concept. b. Consideration of Request for Establishment of Mountain Counties Air Basin. c. Consideration of Request for Establishment of Lake County Air Basin. d. Consideration of Request for Changing San Diego Air Basin Boundary. 73-14-3 Consideration of Revision 3 to the State Implementation Plan. 73-14-4 Staff Report - EPA's Promulgation of Regulations for Stationary Sources in California. 73-14-5 Status Report - Air Pollution Emergency Plan. 73-14-6 Status Report - Kaiser Steel Plant Emission Control Plan. 73-14-7 Status Report: Power Plants in the South Coast Air Basin. a. NOx Regulations by Local Agencies. b. South Coast Commission Hearing on Terminal Island Plant. c. Peaking Units in Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena. 73-14-8 Other Business. 73-14-9 Remarks from Audience - End of Afternoon and Morning Session. ITEM NO.: 73-14-2 Air Basin Boundary Changes. RECOMMENDATION Request legislation which will result in the formation of air pollution control districts which are basinwide instead of the present county districts (Resolution 73-37). Form Mountain Counties Air Basin (Resolution 73-34). Grant Lake County's request that the County be designated a separate air basin (Resolution 73-35). Deny the request for San Diego County that the eastern portion of San Diego County be transferred from the Southeast Desert to the San Diego Air Basin (Resolution 73-36). DISCUSSION Because of the requests for air basin boundary changes from the Mountain Counties, Lake County, and San Diego County, the Board, on February 7, 1973, directed its Emissions and Control Committee to review each request and to review the overall air basin concept in California. Public hearings were held in El Dorado County, February 9, 1973 on the Mountain Counties' request, in Lake County May 3, 1973 on Lake County's request, and in San Diego May 22, 1973 on San Diego County's request. The Committee finds that there is a basic conflict between the concept of air basins and the control of air pollution by county air pollution control districts. The Committee, therefore, recommends the request for legislative action which will result in the formation of air pollution control districts which are basinwide. The Committee finds that the Mountain Counties meet the criteria for Section 39011 of the Health and Safety Code, therefore, it recommends the formation of the Mountain Counties Air Basin which will include Plumas, Placer, Sierra, El Dorado, Nevada, Calaveras, Amador, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties. The Committee finds that Lake County meets the criteria of Section 39011 of the Health and Safety Code, therefore, it recommends the formation of a Lake County air Basin. The Committee finds that San Diego County does not meet the criteria of Section 39011 of the Health and Safety Code, therefore, it recommends the denial of San Diego County's request that the desert portion of the County be removed from the Southeast Desert Air Basin and be placed in the San Diego Air Basin. ITEM NO.: 73-14-3 Consideration of Revision 3 to the State Implementation Plan. RECOMMENDATION Approve Revision 3 to the State Implementation Plan as proposed and amended after public hearings held in May, 1973. Direct the staff to forward Revision 3 to EPA through state administrative channels. SUMMARY During May, 1973, four public hearings were held to consider the proposed Revision 3 to the California Implementation Plan for the Achievement and Maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The staff has reviewed the testimony presented at these hearings, and, based on testimony received, has amended the proposed Revision. Attached are: 1. A summary of the testimony heard at the four hearings, and staff responses to this testimony. 2. A copy of the proposed Revision, including the amendments based on the testimony. ITEM NO.: 73-14-4 EPA's Promulgation of Regulations for Stationary Sources in California. RECOMMENDATION None. This is an information report. SUMMARY On May 14, 1973, EPA promulgated regulations that pertain to the control of stationary sources in a number of the State's local districts. These regulations, which are summarized and discussed in this report, concern public availability of emission data and source record keeping, permit systems that consider ambient air quality, and compliance schedules. NOTE In addition to the subject matter of this report, the staff will present a discussion of other unresolved issues related to EPA actions and recommend steps that can be taken to resolve them as per the Board's direction on June 12, 1973. It is anticipated that the topics covered will include: New Source Performance Standards, Standards for Emissions of Hazardous Pollutants, Complex Source Requirements, and Non-degradation Requirements. Brief reports on each of these issues will be given to the Board for review on Tuesday, June 20. ITEM NO.: 73-14-5 Status Report - Air Pollution Emergency Plan. RECOMMENDATION This is a report for information only. DISCUSSION At the September 12, 1972 and December 6, 1972 meetings the Board directed the staff to continue with development of several aspects of a proposed Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan. These included the establishment of episode stage criteria, a traffic abatement plan and the preparation of industrial curtailment plans by the local air pollution control districts. Tentative criteria have been established for three pollutants and a tentative traffic abatement plan has been developed. The local districts have reported progress toward the completion of curtailment plans. A committee of the office of Emergency Services has evaluated the legal aspects of the proposed abatement strategies and has suggested that authority for carrying out some of the strategies be clarified. ITEM NO.: 73-14-6 Interim Report on Status of Kaiser Steel's Emission Control Program. RECOMMENDATION None. This is a status report in response to the Board's instructions given at the Board meeting on April 4, 1973 in Riverside. SUMMARY As instructed by the Board, the staff, in cooperation with San Bernardino County Air Pollution Control District and Kaiser Steel, developed an interim report on emissions from Kaiser Steel. The report also includes a comparison of the Kaiser Steel emissions with the total emission inventory for San Bernardino County. This interim report is attached. ITEM NO.: 73-14-7(a) Report on additional regulations for control of NOx emissions in the South Coast Air Basin. CONCLUSION This is an information report. DISCUSSION 1. As instructed by the Board at its meeting on December 6, 1972, the staff discussed with the South Coast Air Basin Coordinating Council (SCABCC), the Council's Technical Advisory Committee (SCABCC-TAC), and representatives of utilities companies, the possibility of making the "Rule 68" limitation on NOx emissions of 125 ppm with gas fuel and 225 ppm with oil fuel, uniform throughout the Basin and applicable to smaller sources. 2. The SCABCC-TAC on May 25, 1973 decided to recommend to the SCABCC at its meeting on June 1, 1973, that the above NOx emission limitations be applied to fuel burning equipment having heat imputs of 1600 MBTU per hour or greater, with the provision that individual districts in the Basin may have lower BTU per hour limits. 3. The SCABCC did not have a quorum present on June 1, 1973, therefore, it did not consider the TAC recommendation.