State of California AIR RESOURCES BOARD Resources Building 1416 Ninth Street Auditorium Sacramento, CA August 14, 1973 9:30 a.m. AGENDA 73-18-1 Approval of Minutes of July 5 and July 17, 1973 Meetings. 73-18-2 Public Hearing to Consider Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control District's Appeal Concerning Subvention. 73-18-3 Report on Guidelines for the Review of Subvention Regulation Applications. 73-18-4 Consideration of Applications for the Extension of Open Burning at Disposal Sites. 73-18-5 A Presentation by the California Fuel Management and Hazard Reduction Action Committee. 73-18-6 Report on Control progress - Simpson Lee Paper Company and Kimberly Clark Corporation. 73-18-7 Report on Regulations on Air Pollution Records. 73-18-8 Report on Air Quality Standards. 73-18-9 Summary of EPA Hearings on Transportation Plans. 73-18-10 Other Business. 73-18-11 Remarks from the Audience - End of Morning and Afternoon Sessions. ITEM NO.: 73-18-2 Public Hearing to Consider Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control District's Appeal Concerning Subvention. RECOMMENDATION Adopt Resolution No. 73-44 (Attached). SUMMARY The Executive Officer has disapproved the Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control District's revised application for subvention for the 1972-73 subvention funds. These disapprovals are being appealed by the District based on the provisions in Section 90500 of the Subvention Regulations. A public hearing as required by Section 90500 of the subvention regulations is being held at this meeting. Attached are a staff report, copies of letters notifying the District and the Chairman of the Coordinating Council of this hearing and a letter from the Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control District Board appealing to the Air Resources Board for a review of the staff decisions. Copies of the approved application and the disapproved revised application from the Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control District, a copy of the disapproved final claim, and copies of correspondence notifying the District of the Executive Officer's action are also attached. ITEM NO.: 73-18-3 Guidelines for the Review of Subvention Applications. RECOMMENDATION Guidelines need not be adopted by the ARB. They are being presented for Board's information. DISCUSSION Guidelines are required to implement subvention regulations. The guidelines which will be used by the ARB staff were developed based on the adopted regulations, and on comments and suggestions from local personnel. ITEM NO.: 73-18-4 Consideration of Applications for the Extension of Open Burning at Disposal Sites. RECOMMENDATIONS Adopt Resolutions 73-42, 73-43, and 73-45. SUMMARY Requests for time extensions of open burning in 26 dump sites have been received and processed. One of the dumps has been phased out; twenty-two sites meet Board criteria for time extension; three do not. ITEM NO.: 73-18-5 A presentation by the California Fuel Management and Hazard Reduction Action Committee, will be made at the Board meeting. ITEM NO.: 73-18-6 Report on Control Progress - Simpson Lee Paper Company and Kimberly-Clark Corporation. RECOMMENDATION None. This is an informational report. SUMMARY The status of control of Kimberly-Clark and of Simpson Lee Companies are summarized. Kimberly-Clark has proposed a schedule similar to the one recommended by the staff. The status of Simpson Lee has not changed from that reported to the Board in Eureka on May 2, 1973. The staff has not yet come up with a recommendation pending a study of control efforts of other pulp mills in California. ITEM NO.: 73-18-7 Status of Regulations on Air Pollution Records. RECOMMENDATION Minor changes will be needed on regulations on air pollution records. A public hearing is proposed for September 18, 1973, the date of the next Air Resources Board meeting on stationary sources. No action is required at this time. DISCUSSION 1. On January 3, 1973 the Board adopted into Title 17 of the Administrative Code regulations governing air pollution records. The regulations were based on provisions of Government Code, Section 6254.7. 2. Subsequent to the adoption of the regulations, the staff informed the local districts of the Board's action and advised the districts to adopt the State regulations or regulations similar to them so that the same general procedure will be applicable statewide. 3. On July 9, 1973 legislation was enacted which amended Section 6254.7 of the Government Code. This legislation states that all air pollution emission data, including those emission data which may constitute trade secrets, are public records. It provides that data used to calculate emission data are not emission data. 4. This law makes the State law consistent with federal requirements. The districts were advised to change their regulations, if any, to reflect these changes in the law. 5. Because of this change in the Government Code, the State regulation which was adopted early this year will have to be changed slightly. 6. The staff proposes a public hearing to be held September 18, 1973, the date of the next Board meeting, to consider changes to the State Regulations on air pollution records. No action is required of the Board at this time. ITEM NO.: 73-18-8 California Air Quality Standards. RECOMMENDATION ARB schedule a public hearing to consider the following: 1. Sulfur Dioxide: Change the 24-hour standard from 0.04 ppm to 0.10 ppm. 2. Carbon Monoxide: a) Change the 1-hour standard from 40 ppm to 35 ppm, and b) change the standard of 10 ppm for 12 hours to 9 ppm for 8 hours. 3. Suspended Particulate Matter: Change the 24-hour standard from 100 ug/m3 to 150 ug/m3. 4. Photochemical Oxidants: a) Change the method specified for photochemical oxidants to methods specific for ozone, and b) change the photochemical oxidant standard to a standard for ozone. SUMMARY Both the State and national governments have adopted air quality standards for the pollutants listed above. Having two sets of standards is confusing and increases the difficulty of assessing air quality. The changes that are proposed are to make the two standards more uniform. ITEM NO.: 73-18-9 Summary of EPA Hearings on Transportation Plans. RECOMMENDATION None. This is an information report. SUMMARY This report presents a summarization of the testimony presented at the EPA hearings on the revised transportation control plans for the Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, South Coast, and San Diego Air Basins. These hearings were held on August 6, 1973 in Fresno, August 7, 1973 in San Diego; August 8, 1973 in San Francisco; August 9, 1973 in Los Angeles; and August 10, 1973 in San Diego. This summary will be presented at the Board meeting.