CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD
Auditorium, First Floor
400 "P" Street
November 13, 1987
87-15-1 Reaffirmation of Action Adopting Resolution
No. 87-62 Regarding the Airborne Toxic Control
Measure for Benzene Emissions from Retail
Service Stations (This item is solely for
clarification of the record; no public comment
will be accepted.)
87-15-2 Consideration of a Report to the Legislature on 001
Review of Local Air Pollution Control District
87-15-3 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Regulations 061
Regarding Test Methods for Determining Emissions
from Nonvehicular Sources.
87-15-4 Public Meeting to Consider a Status Report to the 400
Board Regarding the Impacts of the Program for the
Certification of Federally Certified Light-Duty
Vehicles for Sale in California.
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
c. Delegations to Executive Officer
ITEM NO.: 87-15-3
Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Regulations Regarding Test
Methods for Determining Emissions from Nonvehicular Sources.
The staff recommends that the Board adopt the three staff
proposed ARB test methods discussed below and incorporate them by
reference in new Sections 94138-94140, Title 17, California
Determinations of gaseous and particulate matter emissions from
stationary sources ("source tests") are conducted, among other
reasons, to determine whether a source is complying with air
pollution control laws and regulations. The ARB is authorized by
California Health and Safety Code Section 39607(d) to adopt
procedures ("test methods") by which source tests are conducted.
Since 1972, the ARB staff has developed and the Board has adopted
five test methods for the gasoline vapor recovery program and
thirty-seven test methods for a wide variety of other
nonvehicular emission types and sources.
Staff is now proposing the adoption of three new ARB test
methods, listed below.
* Proposed ARB Test Method 427 - Determination of Asbestos
Emissions from Stationary Sources.
* Proposed ARB Test Method 428 - Determination of
Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin (PCDD) and Polychlorinated
Dibenzofuran (PCDF) Emissions from Stationary Sources.
* Proposed ARB Test Method 501 - Determination of Size
Distribution of Particulate Matter Emissions from Stationary
Methods 427 and 428 are based on the combination of previously
developed sampling and analysis techniques. Method 501 for
particle size distribution is based on a method developed under a
contract to the ARB by Southern Research Institute (SoRI).
All of the proposed ARB test methods in this item were subject to
public comment at a workshop on August 17, 1987 and have been
presented at various scientific meetings.
Adoption of standardized test methods promotes uniformity and
quality assurance in source testing activities. Through
uniformity and improved quality assurance, source testing
activities in California would help establish a uniform,
statewide, data base of air pollution information to which all
source testing participants would be contributing. The broadened
data base afforded by the standardized test methods would
increase the information input to such activities as emission
inventory, control method development, and modeling.
SUMMARY AND IMPACTS OF PROPOSED BOARD ACTION
Significant issues and public comments existing by the time of
the August 17, 1987 workshop have been addressed by subsequent
revisions in the test methods. The staff believes that adoption
of the proposed methods would not result in any significant
adverse air quality, environmental, or economic impacts.