California Environmental Protection Agency
Air Resources Board
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
Air Resources Board*
Board Hearing Room, Lower Level
2020 "L" Street
Sacramento, California 95814
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December 10, 1998
|98-14-1|| Public Hearing to Consider the Approval of California's Pleasure Craft Exhaust Emissions Inventory
This item is an update to the inventory for personal watercraft using a new version of the Off- Road Inventory Model.
|98-14-2|| Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Emission Standards and Test Procedures for New 2001 and Later Spark-Ignition
This item will consider adoption of regulations to control emissions of hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen from spark-ignition marine engines, specifically, outboard marine engines and personal watercraft.
|98-14-3|| Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Regulations for Voluntary Accelerated Light-Duty Vehicle Retirement
The proposed regulations are designed to encourage the early retirement of portions of the older vehicle fleet. As required by Senate Bill 501, the regulations will serve two purposes: 1) provide the protocols for the implementation of local air district vehicle retirement programs; and 2) provide the protocols for the implementation of measure M1 of the 1994 State Implementation Plan for Ozone, if adequately funded.
|98-14-4|| Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the California Exhaust Standards for On-Road Motorcycles
The Board will consider amendments to the California on-road motorcycle regulation, including lower tailpipe emission standards for hydrocarbons plus oxides of nitrogen (HC+NOx), corporate averaging, and other technical modifications.
|98-14-5||Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the California Regulations for New 1997 and Later Off-Highway Recreational
Vehicles and Engines
Staff is proposing amendments to the 1997 and later off-highway recreational vehicle regulations to allow the use of non-complying off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in ozone attainment areas and during non-peak ozone periods in non-attainment ozone areas.
Public Meeting to Consider Research Proposals:
Proposal Number 2396-206 entitled "Development of an Exposure Facility to Conduct Inhalation Studies of Ambient Aerosols", submitted by the University of California, Los Angeles, for a total amount not to exceed $557,369.
Proposal Number 2395-206 entitled "Development of Software for Spatially and Temporally Resolving Motor Vehicle Activity Data", submitted by the University of California, Riverside, for a total amount not to exceed $99,850.
Proposal Number 2407-207 entitled "Evaluation of Technology to Support a Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program", submitted by the West Virginia University Research Corporation, for a total amount not to exceed $51,097.
Proposal Number 2410-207 entitled "Determination of the Elemental Carbon, Organic Compounds, and Source Contributions to Atmospheric Particles During the Southern California Children's Health Study", submitted by the California Institute of Technology, for a total amount not to exceed $94,687.
Proposal Number 2402-207 entitled "Testing for Exhaust Emissions of Diesel Powered Off- Road Engines", submitted by West Virginia University Research Corporation, for a total amount not to exceed $272,525.
Proposal Number 2398-207 entitled "Quantification Methods for Identifying Emission Reductions Resulting from Seasonal and Episodic Public Education Programs", submitted by ESTC, for a total amount not to exceed $263,811.
Proposal Number 2405-207 entitled "An Investigation of the Relationship Between Total Non-Methane Organic Carbon and the Sum of Speciated Hydrocarbons and Carbonyls Measured by Standard GC-FID: Validation and Refinement of a New Instrument, and Measurements in the South Coast Air Basin", submitted by the University of California, Los Angeles, for a total amount not to exceed $111,576.
Proposal Number 2408-207 entitled "Continuation of a Radar Wind Profiler Sub-Network to Support Continuing Southern California Air Quality Studies", submitted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Technology Laboratory to be coordinated and co-funded through the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a total ARB amount not to exceed $175,000.
|98-14-7|| Public Meeting to Consider an Augmentation of an ICAT contract titled, "Dynamically Optimized Recirculation
Coupled with Fluidized Bed Adsorption to Cost Effectively Control Emissions from Industrial Coating and Solvent
The Innovative Clean Air Technologies (ICAT) program originally funded this project for a total amount of $236,000. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has proposed to increase funding for this project by $50,000. This increase in funding will allow for enhancement in the control system and for increased public outreach to be performed by the contractor. The SCAQMD funding will be passed through ARB to the contractor.
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.
THOSE ITEMS ABOVE WHICH ARE NOT COMPLETED ON DECEMBER 10, WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M. ON DECEMBER 11, 1998.
|98-15-1|| Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Proposed Revisions to the Regulation for the Statewide Portable
Equipment Registration Program
Health and Safety Code sections 41750 et seq. mandate the Air Resources Board (Board) to develop and implement a uniform system for statewide registration and regulation of portable equipment. In response, the Board adopted regulations establishing the Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program on March 27, 1997. Upon adoption of the regulations, the Board directed staff to evaluate the applicability of the statewide program to portable equipment in California coastal waters and resolve any implementation issues. Staff is proposing to amend the regulations to allow previously ineligible equipment, including equipment in State Territorial Waters, the option of registering in the Statewide Program. The proposed amendments are not expected to have a negative impact on air quality.
|98-15-2|| Public Meeting to Consider Request for a Public Hearing to Review the Decision of the Executive Officer to
Order the Recall of Motor Vehicles
On September 2 ,1998, the Air Resources Board Executive Officer issued a Recall Order under Health and Safety Code section 43105 for a number of 1996-1998 model year engine families produced by Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota). Toyota submitted a Petition for Public Hearing under the Air Resources Board's adjudicatory hearing regulations (title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 60040 et seq.). These regulations provide for adjudicatory review by the Board of an Executive Officer decision to order a vehicle recall. The regulations provide that the hearing may be conducted by the full Board, by a committee of no fewer than two members of the Board, or by an administrative law judge. The Board will consider how the public hearing will be conducted, and will also consider Toyota's request that the Board direct the Executive Officer to describe more completely the factual and legal basis for the Recall Order, and allow additional time (45 days) for Toyota to respond.
|98-15-3|| Public Meeting to Consider a Proposed Determination Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43830(g) of
the Comparative Ozone Forming Potential of Elevated RVP Gasoline Containing 10 Volume Percent Ethanol
Health and Safety Code Section 43830(g) provides an exemption for gasoline blends containing 10 percent ethanol from the Air Resources Board's (Board) Reid vapor pressure standard. This exemption is eliminated if the Board determines that 10 percent ethanol blends have higher ozone forming potential, excluding oxides of nitrogen, than a gasoline that meets all CARFG specifications. The Board will consider staff's proposed determination.
|98-9-2|| Continuation of Public Hearing to Consider an Amendment to the California Cleaner Burning Gasoline Regulations
Increasing the CAP Limit for Oxygen from 2.7 to 3.5 percent by Weight
The Board will continue the August 1998 hearing on the proposal to raise the cap limit on oxygen to 3.5 percent by weight. The Board postponed action on the proposal until it has considered the ozone-forming potential of gasoline containing 10 percent ethanol.
|98-15-4|| Public Hearing to Consider an Amendment to the Specifications for Liquefied Petroleum Gas Intended for Use
in Motor Vehicles
The staff is proposing that the maximum limit on propene in LPG used in motor vehicles be set finally at 10 percent by volume and that the maximum limit on butanes and heavier species be raised to 5 percent by volume. The proposal responds to the Board's instruction in 1997 to investigate alternatives to the propene limit of 5 percent that is scheduled to take effect in 1999.
|98-6-1|| Continuation of a Public Hearing to Consider the Appeals of the City of Los Angeles from Order Nos. 070297-04
and 040198-02 of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District
This is a continuation of an item considered at the Board's July 30, 1998 public hearing. Order No. 070297-04 of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (District) requires the City of Los Angeles (City) to implement certain PM-10 control measures on the dry bed of Owens Lake, and Order No. 040198-02 requires the City to pay fees to the District. The City has appealed both of these orders as provided in Health and Safety Code section 42316. The Board will hear a joint request by the City and the District to formally dismiss both of the appeals.
OPEN SESSION TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON SUBJECT MATTERS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION