State of California
AIR RESOURCES BOARD
1416 Ninth Street
October 27, 1975
75-19-1 Approval of Minutes of September 29, 1975
75-19-2 Public Hearing - Amendment to Rule 32.1 of the 1
Rules and Regulations of the Santa Barbara County
Air Pollution Control District.
75-19-3 Report on the Availability, Technological 27
Feasibility, and Economic Reasonableness of
Stationary Source Monitoring Devices.
75-19-4 Consideration of Proposed New Source Review 53
Rules for Determining Impact on Air Quality.
75-19-5 Consideration of the Southern California Air 150
Pollution Control District's Request for
Amendments to the Subvention Regulations.
75-19-6 Other Business - 161
a. Executive Session - Personnel & Litigation
b. Research Proposals
75-19-7 Remarks from Audience.
NOTE: The public hearings to continue consideration of the
adoption of Gasoline Vapor Recovery System Test
Regulations and the adoption of an Organic Compound
Reactivity Table have been postponed and Rescheduled
for the December 8, 1975 Board meeting.
ITEM NO.: 75-19-2
Public Hearing - Amendment to Rule 32.1 of the Rules and
Regulations of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control
Adopt Resolution 75-61 thereby amending the Santa Barbara County
Air Pollution Control District's Rule 32.1, Sulfur Content of
Fuels - Northern Area to proscribe the use of fuels having sulfur
contents greater than 0.5 percent by weight.
Prior to March 3, 1975, the District did not permit the use of
liquid fuels having sulfur contents greater than 0.5 percent
except during the winter months. On March 3, 1975 the District
adopted Rule 32.1 which provides that a source in the South
Central Coast Air Basin portion of the District may burn liquid
fuel having a sulfur content of up to one percent by weight
during any period when natural gas service is curtailed. The
present Rule is less stringent than the rules and regulations in
effect prior to March 3, and it is not consistent with the South
Central Coast Air Basin Coordinated Basinwide Air Pollution
Control Plan which provides that liquid fuels may have sulfur
contents in excess of 0.5 percent when natural gas is curtailed
only during the period from November 16 to April 14. In the
course of its review of the less stringent rule 32.1, the staff
determined that the 24-hour sulfur dioxide ambient air quality
standard would be exceeded during the summer as well as the
winter months when one percent fuel is being burned. Accordingly
the staff proposes that Rule 32.1 should be amended to proscribe
the use of fuels having sulfur contents greater than 0.5 percent
by weight throughout the year.
ITEM NO.: 75-19-3
Report on Availability, Technological Feasibility and Economic
Reasonableness of Stationary Source Monitoring Devices.
That the Board adopt Resolution 75-59 thereby determining
continuous monitoring devices are available, technologically
feasible and economically reasonable for: 1) measuring NOx and
CO2 or O2 emissions from steam generators with 250 million or
more BTU per hour heat input and a use factor of 30 percent or
greater; 2) measuring NOx emissions from new nitric acid plants;
and 3) SO2 emissions from new and existing sulfuric acid plants,
sulfur recovery plants, CO boilers of regenerators of fluid
catalytic cracking units, new fluid cokers, and existing fluid
cokers with a feed rate more than 10,000 barrels per day; and
directing the Executive Officer to request that each basinwide
coordinating council and basinwide air pollution control district
adopt in-stack monitoring regulations ro require the use of such
As directed by the Board, the staff has started an industry-by-industry
evaluation of sources for which monitoring systems are
available, technologically feasible and economically reasonable.
From the evaluation, the staff developed tentative proposals and
discussed these proposals with representatives of local air
pollution control districts, the source categories affected, and
manufacturers of monitoring devices at a consultation meeting on
October 10. The staff has determined that the first sources that
should be required to install monitoring devices are those
referred to in the above recommendation.
Most local districts have adopted regulations that require in-stack
monitoring if it is determined that suitable devices are
available. Some of these districts have indicated that they are
deferring implementation of their regulations pending findings to
be made by the Board.
ITEM NO.: 75-19-4
Consideration of Proposed New Source Review Rules for Determining
Impact on Air Quality.
Approve proposed New Source Review Rules for Determining Impact
on Air Quality and direct the Executive Officer to request each
air basin coordinating council and basinwide control district to
revise its coordinated basinwide air pollution control plan to
include the requirement that all districts within the air basin
adopt similar rules.
At the August 28, 1975 Board meeting the staff presented proposed
New Source Review (NSR) rules. The Board directed the staff to
hold a workshop with air pollution control district
representatives to discuss the proposed rules. The workshop was
held on September 18, 1975 and was attended by representatives of
several air pollution control districts and EPA Region IX. Many
suggestions for amending the rules were presented; these
suggestions and the staff's responses to them are discussed in
this report. Amended versions of the proposed rules and the
discussion of the rules are presented for the Board's