CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
September 19, 1985
85-14-1 Consideration of a Petition from Placer County 001
to Modify Air Basin Boundaries.
85-14-2 Status Report on State Implementation Plan (SIP) 016
Revisions for NOx in the South Coast Air Basin
and Ozone in Kern County.
85-14-3 Consideration of a Report to the Legislature 019
Regarding Coordination of the ARB and the
Department of Food & Agriculture Fuel Inspection
85-14-4 Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of a 047
Regulatory Amendment Identifying Ethylene Dichloride
as a Toxic Contaminant.
85-14-5 Consideration of Appointments to the Agricultural 333
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 339
c. Delegations to Executive Officer
ITEM NO.: 85-14-2
Status Report on State Implementation Plan (SIP) Revisions for
NO2 in the South Coast Air Basin and Ozone in Kern County.
None. This is a status report.
In February 1984, the Regional Administrator of EPA notified the
State of California that the ozone control strategy for Kern
County and the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) control strategy for the
South Coast Air Basin (SCAB) were inadequate because the national
ambient air quality standards for those pollutants were not
attained by the statutory deadline. The Administrator asked the
State to submit revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP)
demonstrating attainment of the ozone and nitrogen dioxide
standards in Kern County and the SCAB, respectively.
The staff reported to the Board on the status of these SIP
revisions in April, July, and October of 1984 and February of
1985. The purpose of this report is to apprise the Board of the
current status of the development of these revisions.
ITEM NO.: 85-14-3
Report to the California Legislature Regarding Coordination of
the Air Resources Board and the Department of Food and
Agriculture Fuel Inspection Programs.
The Air Resources Board (ARB) staff recommends that the Board
approve the draft report for submittal to the legislature.
This draft report was prepared by the California ARB and the
Department of Food and Agriculture (DFA), Division of Measurement
Standards, for submittal to the California Legislature in
response to the requirements of the 1985 Budget Act. In the
supplemental language requirements the legislature directed the
ARB and the DFA to submit a combined report on improving
coordination between their respective fuel inspection programs to
the Fiscal Committee and Joint Legislative Budget Committee. The
report to the legislature is required to describe the current
level of coordination and to evaluate opportunities for improved
coordination of sampling, laboratory analysis, and enforcement
actions. In addition, the ARB is to include a status report on
the mobile fuel laboratory which quantifies operation costs and
the turnaround time for fuel sample analysis, and outlines
criteria for determining where and how often to relocate the
mobile laboratory. The report is to be submitted to the
legislature by October 1, 1985.
The DFA program concentrates at the retail level to ensure that
petroleum products meet minimum specifications. The ARB program
is concentrated primarily at bulk terminals and refineries and is
designed to ensure that motor vehicle fuels do not have excess
levels of air pollution-causing constituents. The combined total
percentage of fuel sampled by both programs is barely adequate to
act as a deterrent to non-compliance.
The ARB and DFA have discussed the possibilities of coordinating
sampling, laboratory analyses, data exchange, and enforcement
actions over the past five years, have coordinated their efforts
whenever practicable, and routinely exchange inspection and
The ARB is currently purchasing, equipping, and selecting
contractors to fabricate the mobile laboratory. It is scheduled
to be operational by July 1986 and is expected to reduce sample
turnaround time by 86 percent.
Currently available personnel, equipment, and facility resources
have been coordinated to the extent that is practicable.
Implementation of the ARB mobile laboratory may afford other
possibilities for coordination. An interagency work group will
be formed to explore these possibilities and any others that may
arise, as well as to assure continuing efficient exchange of
information and sharing of resources.
An attempt to combine the programs of the two agencies would not
entail any fiscal advantage to the State. In fact, the
administrative complications of removing components of either
agency's program to the jurisdiction of the other could easily
result in weakening the efforts of both at increased cost to the
SUMMARY AND IMPACTS OF PROPOSED BOARD ACTION
The approval of the report is not expected to result in any
adverse environmental or economic impacts.
ITEM NO.: 85-14-5
Consideration of Appointments to the Agricultural Advisory
Approve recommended appointments to the Agricultural Advisory
At the September Board meeting the "Board" will consider the
appointments of two members to the Agricultural Advisory
Committee pursuant to Section 39603(b) of the Health and Safety
Code. Vacancies on the committee were created by the departure
of Jaspar Hempel, Western Growers Association, and Dr. James M.
Lyons, Associate Dean of Research/UCD. The names and
affiliations of the individuals recommended to replace Mr. Hempel
and Dr. Lyons are provided below:
Dan Haley* Jaspar Hempel
Western Growers Assn. Western Growers Assn.
Dr. Dennis E. Rolston* Dr. James M. Lyons
Assoc. Dean of Resources Assoc. Dean of Research
College/Ag/Env Sciences College/Ag/Env Sciences
University of CA, Davis University of CA, Davis
(*Biographical sketches are provided in Attachment 1).
On December 9, 1982 the Board established the Agricultural
Advisory Committee and appointed its members. The Board
reconfirmed the committee, its continuing members, and appointed
new members on November 18, 1983 (see Attachment 2 for current
The committee was formed to provide representatives of a number
of diverse agricultural interests an opportunity to act
collectively to improve the public's awareness of the adverse
impacts of air pollution on agriculture and enhance the Air
Resources Board's knowledge of agricultural concerns.
Responsibilities of the committee include the following:
- foster the flow of current information to the public on air
pollution effects on vegetation.
- advise the ARB Research Division staff of appropriate topics
for investigation of air pollution effects on vegetation.
- alert ARB staff to concerns about the various effects of air
pollution on vegetation and possible methods to reduce the
- enhance communication and cooperation in implementing
regulatory efforts of the ARB which impact their
- participate in workshops and meetings designed to
communicate information from recent research regarding air
pollution effects on agriculture.
SUMMARY AND IMPACTS OF PROPOSED BOARD ACTION