State of California
AIR RESOURCES BOARD
1416 Ninth Street
September 29, 1975
75-17-1 Approval of Minutes of August 28, 1975 Meeting.
75-17-2 Public Hearing - Amendments to the California 1
Air Pollution Emergency Plan.
75-17-3 Public Hearing - Test procedures for Determining 76
the Efficiency of Gasoline Vapor Recovery Systems
at Service Stations.
75-17-4 Public Hearing - Organic Compound Reactivity 119
Table for Assessing Emission Control Strategies.
75-17-5 Report on Oil Refinery Emission Inventory Data. 136
75-17-6 Other Business -
a. Executive Session - Personnel & Litigation
b. Board Member Reports & Assignments
c. Executive Officer Responsibilities
d. Research Proposals 149
75-17-7 Remarks from Audience
ITEM NO.: 75-17-2
Public Hearing - Amendments to the California Air Pollution
1. That the Board confirm revisions that were adopted, and
adopt proposed changes that were not adopted at a public
hearing conducted by the Executive Officer on August 20,
2. That the Board adopt a revision to Section V of the Plan
describing actions to be taken for excessive concentrations
of pollutants not specifically identified in the Plan.
3. That the Board adopt revisions to Section VIII of the Plan
clarifying that schools be advised to discontinue strenuous
outdoor activities at Stage 1 and that programs which
involve physical exertions by participants in public
recreational facilities be suspended at Stage 2.
4. That the Board refer a question on oxidant criteria to the
Air Quality Advisory Committee for its recommendation.
Revisions to the Plan have been made to emphasize emergency
protective measures that can be taken by individuals during
periods of high air pollution and to augment abatement actions
that could be taken during an air pollution disaster, and to
include the suggestions by EPA. These proposed revisions were
considered at a public hearing conducted by the Executive Officer
on August 20, 1975. The actions taken by the Executive Officer
after the hearing and additional staff proposals are discussed in
the staff report.
ITEM NO.: 75-17-3
Public Hearing - Test Procedures for Determining the Efficiency
of Gasoline Vapor Recovery Systems at Service Stations.
Adopt Resolution 75-57.
The test procedures discussed are proposed for determining the
efficiency of gasoline vapor control systems used during the
fueling of underground storage tanks and vehicle fuel tanks. The
test procedures are contained in two parts. The first part is
for determining the efficiency of vapor recovery systems used
during the fueling of stationary storage tanks. The second part
is for determining the efficiency of vapor recovery systems used
during the fueling of vehicle tanks. These procedures have been
utilized with satisfactory results on a displacement system and a
ITEM NO.: 75-17-4
Organic Compound Reactivity System for Assessing Emission Control
Adopt the III Class Scheme as shown in Table II for classifying
reactive organic compounds.
This report presents the five class scheme for assessing reactive
organic gas emissions that was presented at the June 30 board
meeting. In addition, the report discusses a recent preliminary
draft document being circulated by EPA; this draft proposes a
three Class scheme which basically is the result of consolidating
some classes of the Air Resources Board staff proposals.
ATTACHMENTS: Notice to Public Hearing.
EPA draft document "Guideline on Use of Reactivity
Criteria in Control of Organic Emissions for
Reductions of Atmospheric Oxidants", August 13,
ITEM NO.: 75-17-5
Report on Oil Refinery Emission Inventory Data.
This is an information report.
At the July 15, 1975 meeting, the Board directed the staff to
determine how refinery emissions are estimated at present and
what kind of testing could be done to acquire better emissions
data from oil refineries.
In response to the Board's request, the staff reviewed the origin
of the supporting emissions factors and evaluated additional
emissions data reported by the refineries. This report discusses
the staff's opinion concerning the reported data and proposes
ways in which emissions inventories can be updated.