State of California AIR RESOURCES BOARD San Diego State Office Building 1350 Front Street Room B 109 San Diego, CA October 16, 1973 9:30 a.m. AGENDA 73-22-1 Approval of Minutes. 73-22-2 Consideration of Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan. 73-22-3 Preliminary Review of Revisions to the Implementation Plan for SCAB. 73-22-4 Report on Local District Implementation Programs. 73-22-5 Report on the Subvention Program. a. Guidelines for the Review of Subvention Applications. b. Simplified Application Forms for Subvention. c. Status of Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control District's Appeal of Disapproval of its Revised 1972-73 Subvention Application and its Claim for Final Disbursement of 1972-73 Funds. 73-22-6 Status Report on Delegation of Authority by EPA for New Source and Hazardous Pollutant Control. 73-22-7 Report on Proposed Regulations for the Control of Complex Sources. 73-22-8 Status Report on Pulp Mill Emissions in California. 73-22-9 Other Business. 73-22-10 Remarks from Audience. ITEM NO.: 73-22-2 Consideration of Proposed State Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan. RECOMMENDATION The Board approve Resolution No. 73-49, thereby adopting the attached Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan. DISCUSSION The revised proposed Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan has been developed pursuant to the Office of Emergency Service's Administrative Order 72-3, and as required by the federal regulations for the preparation, Adoption and Submittal of the implementation Plan for Achieving and Maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Section 51.16, Part 51, CFR. A public hearing was held on September 18, 1973 for consideration of the proposed Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan. Testimony was received and appropriate suggestions have been incorporated in the revised Plan. A copy of the revised proposed Plan is attached in which additions due to these revisions are shown in italics, items to be deleted are lined out. A staff report summarizing the revisions made is also attached. An outline of responsibility for emergency action is included, indicating the further actions required for implementation of the proposed Plan. ITEM NO.: 73-22-3 Preliminary Review of Revision to the Implementation Plan for SCAB. RECOMMENDATION Schedule a Public Hearing for December, 1973 to Consider the Proposed Revision. SUMMARY The staff has prepared a preliminary draft of a proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan. The proposal contains suggested changes to the State General Plan and an amended control strategy for the South Coast Air Basin. A draft of proposed revisions to the basinwide air pollution control plan, prepared by the South Coast Coordinating Council, was received October 5, 1973. Because of lead time necessary for preparation, reproduction and mailing of agenda material, there was not time to review suggestions by the council and to incorporate the suggestions into our preliminary draft. It is suggested that this proposal be finalized and that it be the subject of a public hearing in December, 1973. ITEM NO.: 73-22-4 Report on Local District Implementation Programs. RECOMMENDATION None. This is an informational report. SUMMARY The staff report discusses the background and current status of air pollution control district programs to implement basinwide air pollution control plans. The summary was developed from information provided by the districts in their subvention applications. The Board has adopted a policy to regard the approvable application as the required programs for fiscal year 1972-73, and 1973-74. ITEM NO.: 73-22-5a Guidelines for the Review of Subvention Applications. RECOMMENDATION No action required; this item is being presented for the Board's information. SUMMARY At the Board's request, copies of the guidelines were mailed to each district for review. This staff report summarizes the comments received and the staff's reaction to these comments. ATTACHMENTS: Letters Glen County APCD Mendocino County APCD Riverside County APCD Guidelines ITEM NO.: 73-22-6 Status Report on Delegation of Authority by EPA for New Source and Hazardous Pollutant Control. RECOMMENDATION This is an informational report. SUMMARY EPA has transmitted to the Board guidelines for the preparation of adequate procedures for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the national new source performance standards and the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants. The staff sent copies of these guidelines to all APCDs and asked if they want to be delegated enforcement authority by EPA. The attached report discusses the background regarding the delegation of authority, the issues involved, and the responses received from the districts regarding their interest in enforcing these standards. ATTACHMENTS: Letters from ARB to EPA (2) Letter from EPA to Governor Reagan, including EPA Requirements for Delegation ARB Letter to APCDs ITEM NO.: 73-22-7 Proposed Revision to the State Implementation Plan to Provide for the Review and Regulation of the Construction of Complex Sources of Air Pollution. RECOMMENDATION None. This is an informational report. SUMMARY As directed by the board on September 18, 1973, the staff has prepared the attached proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan which provides for the review and regulation of the construction of complex sources. Copies of the proposal were made available to the public on October 10, 1973, at which time a public notice was published for a hearing to be held on the proposal at the Board's regular meeting on November 13, 1973. ATTACHMENTS: Proposed Program Hearing Notice Responses from SCABCC, SJVABCC, and BAAPCD Attorney General's Opinion ITEM NO.: 73-22-8 Status Report on Pulp Mill Emissions in California. RECOMMENDATION Review the draft report, hear comments from local districts and pulp mills, at the November 13, 1973 meeting in Sacramento. DISCUSSION At the May 2, 1973 Air Resources Board (ARB) meeting in Eureka, the Board directed the staff to investigate the variance granted Simpson Lee Paper Company in Shasta County and to prepare a report on the programs of other pulp mills in the state to reduce odor emissions, and to include in the report information on regulations of other states. This is a summary of the staff's findings. There are four kraft pulp mills in California: Fibreboard Corporation at Antioch, Simpson Lee Paper Company at Anderson, Crown Simpson Pulp Company and Louisiana-Pacific Corporation both on the Samoa Peninsula in Humboldt County. Currently, the Fibreboard Corporation Plant is not in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Bay Area air Pollution Control District. The company has requested variances from the District hearing board for not being in compliance with opacity, hydrogen sulfide and odor regulations. It has not included in the request for a variance a proposed program to meet districts rules. For over two years, the Simpson Lee Paper Company has been trying to reduce odor and particulate matter emissions from its kraft recovery boiler. These efforts have not reduced emissions to acceptable levels. To meet local regulations, the company has to choose between reducing production of pulp approximately 20% and rebuilding or replacing the entire recovery system. On September 19, 1973 the company announced its proposal to replace the existing recovery system at a cost of 8.5 million dollars. Total time for the proposed project is estimated to be 27 months. The final compliance date will extend beyond the EPA cut-off date of July 31, 1975 for particulate matter emissions. The new boiler is expected to meet the 1975 TRS standards without reducing production below the present level. The Humboldt County APCD has adopted rules to control pulp odors and the two mills on the Samoa Peninsula have taken steps to meet those rules. Except during upset-breakdown, the mills have generally been meeting rules. There were, however, public complaints about mill odors during the time when an upset-breakdown did not occur. Upon evaluation of the District rule and the rules in effect in other states, the staff concluded that the Humboldt County APCD rule should be modified. A suggested modification is included in the report. On October 5, 1973, copies of the draft report were mailed to the districts in which kraft pulp mills are located and to the kraft pulp mills in California. It is recommended that this matter be held over to November 13, 1973, when the Board meets in Sacramento. This would provide an opportunity for the districts, and the pulp mills to review and to offer comments on the draft report. ITEM NO.: 73-22-9 Approval of Meeting Dates and Meeting Places for 1974.