State of California AIR RESOURCES BOARD U.S. Courthouse - Rooms 1534-1540 312 N. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA August 9, 1972 10:00 a.m. AGENDA 1. Approval of Minutes of Meetings - July 12 & 19, 1972. 2. Consideration of Implementation Plan Items Not Yet Approved by EPA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Harmon Wong-Woo a. Items Submitted to EPA and Correspondence to Local Agencies Regarding EPA's Actions. b. Emergency Plan. c. Regulation on NOx Emission from Stationary Sources in South Coast Air Basin. d. Permit System That Takes Air Quality Standards Into Consideration. e. Emission Data and Procedure for Making the Data Available to the Public. 3. Discussion of Major Budget Proposals for 1973-74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George J. Taylor 4. Report on Enforcement Actions Under Health & Safety Code - San Benito County (Cement Plant). . . . . . .Harmon Wong-Woo 5. Consideration of Exempting Vehicles Under the Attorney General's Opinion on Vacuum Spark Advance Disconnect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C.W. Simmons 6. Reports by AQP and GM on Installation Schedule for 1955-1965 Used Vehicles. 7. Other Business - a. Suggested Dates and Places for Future ARB Meetings. b. Suggested Special Items for Hearings by the ARB. c. Request to DMV, CHP, and Consumer Affairs to Designate Representatives to Interagency Enforcement Committee. d. Report from Research Screening Committee. e. Other Items. 8. Remarks from the Audience. ITEM Revisions of State Implementation Plan Which Have Been Transmitted to EPA. RECOMMENDATION No Board Action Required. BACKGROUND In the May 31, 1972 Federal Register, "Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans," EPA approved the State Implementation Plan with certain exceptions. Among these exceptions were the rules and regulations of the local districts. EPA indicated that many local districts did not have adequate rules and regulations, particularly rules for the control of particulate matter emissions. EPA also identified deficiencies in the State's air quality monitoring network. Specifically, EPA stated the State Plan does not specify which air quality monitoring stations are designated for monitoring in an area of maximum pollutant concentrations and the proposed network does not provide for the required number of samplers in all regions. Also, EPA indicated that the plan did not adequately describe the methods of sampling, analysis, data handling, and data analysis, and, does not provide for air quality monitoring during an emergency episode. ITEM State Emergency Episode Plan. RECOMMENDATION The Air Resources Board hold a public hearing at its September 12, 1972 meeting on the proposed Air Pollution Emergency Episode Plan. BACKGROUND The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) requirements for the preparation, adoption, and submittal of implementation plans require that emergency episode plans be prepared for eight of California's eleven air basins. The Governor, in his administrative order 72-3 directed the Board (ARB) to work with the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and local agencies to develop an air pollution emergency plan. ITEM Regulations for control of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from nonvehicular sources in the South Coast Air Basin. STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS The ARB should hold a special meeting in the South Coast Air Basin to consider the feasibility of more stringent rules for NOx control on existing sources. The staff suggests that the Board consider inviting to the meeting representatives from local control districts, electric power companies, operators of FCC units, builders of large steam generators, and environmental groups. ITEM Permit System That Takes into Consideration the Degradation of Air Quality. RECOMMENDATION To be made at the Meeting after Conference with Local Agencies. ITEM Providing for Public Availability of Emission Data. RECOMMENDATION Local Districts Should Establish Procedures to Make Emission Data Available to the Public. BACKGROUND The November 25, 1971 Federal Register, "Requirements for preparation, Adoption, and Submittal of Implementation Plans," requires that emission data be made available to the public. Section 51.10(e) states: "Each plan shall provide for public availability of emission data reported by source owners or operators or otherwise obtained by a State or local agency. Such emission data shall be correlated with applicable emission limitations or other measures." The Plan is also required to show that the State has the legal authority to make such emission data, correlated with any applicable emission standards or limitations, available to the public (Section 51.11(a)(6)). ITEM Major Budget Proposals for FY 1973-74. DISCUSSION The preparation of the 1973-74 budget begins about at the onset of the 1972-73 fiscal year. The ARB staff must currently consider what program changes will affect the FY 1973-74 budget and estimate the probable cost or savings involved. (Continued in Board Book). SUBJECT Emissions from the Ideal Cement Company, San Juan Bautista, San Benito County. ISSUE Should the Air Resources Board hold a public hearing to determine what steps should be taken to control emission from the Ideal Cement Company, San Benito County? RECOMMENDATION The current variance will expire on September 23, 1972. The Air Resources Board should schedule a public hearing as authorized by Section 39054 of the California Health and Safety Code if (attached Resolution 72-105) the variance is renewed without a specific satisfactory compliance schedule commitment from the company.