State of California AIR RESOURCES BOARD The Resources Agency Auditorium 1416 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA October 21, 1970 9:30 a.m. AGENDA 1. Opening Remarks . . . . . .A.J. Haagen-Smit, Ph.D., Chairman 2. Minutes of Meeting of September 17, 1970. 3. Staff Report on Hydrocarbons and Oxides of Nitrogen Emissions in the South Coast Basin. 4. Report of the Technical Advisory Committee. 5. Staff Report on Implementation of Recently Enacted Legislation. a. AB 848 - Research. b. AB 16 - Agricultural and Open Burning. c. AB 83-86 - Local Control Districts. d. AB 87 - Air Monitoring. 6. Report on Implementation of Health and Safety Code 39054. a. El Dorado County. b. San Benito County. c. Kaiser Steel in Fontana. 7. Future Actions required Under the Federal Clean Air Act of 1967. 8. Summary of Proposed Federal Legislation. 9. Other Business. 10. Committee Reports. 11. Remarks from the Audience. ITEM Hydrocarbon and Oxides of Nitrogen Emissions in the South Coast Basin. At the meeting of the Air Resources Board on July 15, 1970, in Los Angeles, the Board's staff presented the "Staff Report on Hydrocarbon Emissions in the South Coast Basin". The report included a tabulation of the hydrocarbons emitted from various types of sources and the emissions prevented by the present control program. At that time the Board requested that the staff tabulate the hydrocarbons having high photochemical reactivity as well as total hydrocarbon emissions. ITEM AB 16 - Agricultural Burning and Open Burning. AB 16 (Ketchum) pertains to the prohibition and control of open fires for the disposal of agricultural and other wastes, and to the use and sale of orchard heaters. The provisions of the bill are not to supersede the rules and regulations of those air pollution control districts whose rules have been in effect 5 years prior to the enactment of this law. The Bill contains an urgency clause. AB 83 (Schabarum) provides the mandatory formation of local air pollution control districts, and for ARB review of local implementation plans. AB 86 (Schabarum) authorizes the Board to repeal local rules and regulations if these are not adequate for achieving ambient air quality standards. both of these laws direct the Board to act when actions by local agencies are found to be inadequate. These laws become effective on November 23, 1970. ITEM AB 87 - Air Monitoring Assembly Bill 87 (Schabarum), passed by the 1970 Legislature, required the Air Resources Board to establish programs for obtaining data on air quality in each basin and authorizes contracts with local or regional authorities for such data. To carry out this program, the bill authorizes the expenditure of an additional $450,000 for air monitoring in the 1970-71 fiscal year. ITEM Staff Report on Local Air Pollution Problems. As directed by the Air Resources Board (Health and Safety Code Section 39054) letters were sent to the Boards of Supervisors of El Dorado and San Benito Counties on July 24, 2970, informing them that the Air Resources Board has passed Resolutions (July 15, meeting) requesting reports on specific air pollution problems in their counties and on the action to be taken to correct the problem. a copy of the applicable Resolution was forwarded with each letter. ITEM Future Action Required Under the Federal Clean Air Act of 1967. The Federal Clean Air Act of 1967 requires that the states adopt and implement air quality standards for air quality control regions determined by the federal government. The issuance of federal criteria on effects of a pollutant initiates a 450 day schedule. A state has 90 days to declare its intent to set standards followed by 180 days during which standards must be adopted and filed with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of HEW. In the 180 days that follow the establishment of standards an implementation plan must be developed and files. Two air quality control regions have been established in California, one in the Los Angeles area which coincides with the South Coast Basin and one in the Bay Area which coincides with the San Francisco Bay Area Basin. ITEM Summary of Federal Air Pollution Legislation Amendments to the Federal Clean Air Act are being considered by the Congress. The House passed HR 17255 in June, the Senate passed S4358 in September. There are significant differences between these two bills. According to information provided by a member of the HEW staff, the two bills are in conference committee. Because the Congress is scheduled to recess on about October 15, and won't convene until after the election, there is little likelihood that the final version will be enacted before December 1, 1970.