State of California AIR RESOURCES BOARD California State University - Northridge Student Union Building - Santa Clarita Room Zelzah Avenue and Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA October 9, 1981 10:00 a.m. AGENDA Page 81-20-1 Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to Rule 001 1113 of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Limiting the Solvent Content of Architectural Coatings. 81-20-2 Other Business a. Closed Sessions 1. Personnel (as authorized by State Agency Open Meeting Act). 2. Litigation (Pursuant to the attorney-client privilege). b. Research Proposals c. Delegations to Executive Officer SMOKING NOT PERMITTED AT MEETINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD. ITEM NO.: 81-20-1 SUMMARY The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff proposes that the Board amend Rule 1113 of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Rule 1113, as amended by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Board on July 3, 1981, establishes specific limitations on the amount of volatile organic compounds, or solvents, employed in certain types of architectural coatings. The Air Resources Board staff has reviewed these limits and has determined that more stringent requirements are technically feasible and are necessary to attain health-based ambient air quality standards for ozone, a major component of photochemical smog, in the South Coast Air Basin (SCAB). Prior to July 3, 1981, the SCAQMD had in effect a rule which limited the volatile organic compounds in architectural coatings. On July 3, 1981, the SCAQMD Board made several modifications to Rule 1113 which changed some of those limits and thereby greatly reduced the rule's effectiveness at limiting emissions of smog-causing compounds. The action proposed for ARB consideration is to amend the July 3, 1981, rule adopted by the SCAQMD so that it is similar to the rule in effect prior to that date.