State of California AIR RESOURCES BOARD Resources Building Auditorium 1416 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA November 13, 1973 9:30 a.m. AGENDA 73-25-1 Approval of Minutes of October 16, 1973 Meeting. 73-25-2 Consideration of Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan. 73-25-3 Public Hearing - Yolo-Solano APCD Enforcement Activities with Respect to Rice Drying and milling Operations. 73-25-4 Consideration of Report on Kraft Pulp Mill Emissions in California. 73-25-5 Public Hearing - State Implementation Plan Revision to Provide Complex Sources Review Procedures. 73-25-6 Other Business - a. Status Report - Uniform Regulations for Control of NOx Emissions from Power Plants in the South Coast Air Basin. b. Status Report - Southern California Edison's Huntington Beach Plant. c. Revision 4 to the State Implementation Plan - Proposed Hearing Notice. 73-25-7 Remarks from Audience - End of Morning and Afternoon Session. ITEM NO.: 73-25-2 Consideration of Proposed State Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan. RECOMMENDATION The Board approve Resolution No. 73-49, thereby adopting the Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan. DISCUSSION The proposed Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan, (attached) has been developed pursuant to Executive Order R-35-71 and the Office of Emergency Services' Administrative Order No. 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 for consideration of the Plan was held on September 18, 1973. The proposed Plan was reviewed and modified by the Board on October 16, 1973. As instructed by the Board, copies of the modified proposed plan were sent to the air pollution control districts and coordinating councils for information. ITEM NO.: 73-25-3 Public Hearing - Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control District Enforcement Activities with Respect to Rice Drying and Milling Operations. RECOMMENDATION Accept the district report; no further Board action at this time. Instruct the Executive Officer to follow the progress of the District action and report on the progress in July, 1974. INTRODUCTION Recent ambient air quality data developed by the staff and public complaints and inquiries, indicate a problem with emissions from rice drying and milling operations in West Sacramento, which is in the jurisdiction of Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control District. The hearing is to consider whether or not the Rice Growers Association (RGA) and Rice Mills Products (RMP) are in compliance with applicable rules and regulations of the District and whether or not the District has taken reasonable actions to enforce its regulation if the sources were not in compliance. In October 1971, the board first received a complaint about dust emissions from the RGA in West Sacramento. In July and November 1972, complaints of emissions from RGA were again received. On November 30, 1972, the Executive Officer, after investigation, exercised his authority under Section 39054 of the Health and Safety Code and requested from the Chairman of the Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control Board a report of actions taken by the district to solve the problem of emissions from RGA and an adjacent facility, RMP. The District Board replied on December 26, 1972, listing the actions taken and those that were planned. In October 1973, the staff received numerous complaints regarding emissions from RGA. As a result, the staff met with District and company officials on October 11, 1973 to discuss actions to be taken to solve the problem. The information presented at this meeting indicated that the problem may not be solved before the next harvesting season. Upon the findings, the Executive Officer scheduled this hearing. The District, companies and interested citizens have been notified. Since the time of the notice of public hearing the District has taken additional steps which appear adequate to solve the problem. If these steps are implemented as planned, the problem should be solved before the next season. A report from the District outlining the action it has taken and a ARB staff report are attached. Representatives of the District are here to answer any questions. Residents from West Sacramento submitted a petition requesting that the Rice Growers Association by apprised of the pollution in the area (a copy of the petition is attached). At the close of the hearing, the Board, upon appropriate findings, may pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 39274, take appropriate legal action to enforce the local air pollution control plan, including the emission standards and enforcement procedures therein and may take any action the District is authorized to take. The Board may also find that the District has taken and will take reasonable steps to control this problem. If this finding is made no further Board action is required. ITEM NO.: 73-25-4 Consideration of Staff Report on Kraft Pulp Mill Emissions. RECOMMENDATION Instruct the Executive Officer to transmit to the appropriate Air Pollution Control Districts the recommendations in the report. DISCUSSION At the October 16, 1973, Air Resources Board meeting in San Diego, the board reviewed a draft report "Kraft Pulp Mill Emissions in California," and directed the staff to distribute copies of the finished report to the districts where pulp mills are located, to the pulp mills, and to interested citizens. The reports were mailed October 24, 1973. The districts were asked for their views on the recommendations discussed in the report and for any alternate approaches to the problem of pulp mill emissions which they may be considering (see attached letter). (Copies of the report were sent to Board members on October 29, 1973.) In the study, the staff evaluated the current programs to control odor emissions from the four 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. A survey of the regulations of other states to reduce odor emissions was also conducted. To date, no written comments have been received. The following individuals phoned and indicated that they would be here to offer their comments: Mr. Charles P. Sassenrath Air Pollution Director Humboldt County APCD Mr. Dale Watson Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer Shasta County APCD Mr. Milton Feldstein Deputy air Pollution Control Officer Bay Area APCD Dr. C. Edward Taylor Corporate Manager Environmental Control Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Dr. Herman R. Amberg Director, Environmental Services Crown Zellerback Corporation Mr. T.E. Reinhardt Operations Manager, Shasta Mill Simpson Lee Paper Company Mr. Water Simon Manager, Water Resources and Effluent Control Fibreboard Corporation Mr. William Coyle Eureka, California ITEM NO.: 73-25-5 Public Hearing - State Implementation Plan Revision to Provide for Complex Source Review Procedures. RECOMMENDATION Defer decision until after EPA's Hearing in late November. This will also provide more time for local authorities to develop their programs and regulations. SUMMARY The following staff report provides information pertinent to the proposed program for reviewing and regulating complex sources of air pollution. I. Proposal - summary of comments received regarding the proposal, and a discussion of suggested changes to the proposal (A copy of the proposal with the suggested changes is attached). II. Discussion of the Proposal. III. Discussion of EPA's Proposed Regulations (A copy of EPA's proposed regulations is attached). IV. Recommendation. ATTACHMENTS: ARB Proposal EPA Proposed Regulations Written Comments ITEM NO.: 73-25-6a Status Report on uniform regulations for control of NOx emissions from power plants in the South Coast Air Basin. RECOMMENDATION In view of the South Coast Air Basin Coordinating Council's report and the staff analysis, it is recommended that no further action be taken in this matter. SUMMARY As instructed by the Board on July 17, 1973, the Executive Officer wrote Mr. Ralph R. Bennett, Chairman of the South Coast Air Basin Coordinating Council (SCABCC), and inquired about the action the Council intended to take on the matter of uniform rules for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions throughout the Air Basin and extending the rules to apply to smaller stationary sources. Mr. Bennett was informed also of the Board's intention to act if the coordinating council did not intend to act. A copy of this letter is attached. Mr. Ralph Bennett responded for the Coordinating Council on August 25, 1973. This matter was not brought to the Board's attention at the September or October meeting because of the crowded agendas. In his letter (a copy attached), Mr. Bennett stated: 1. SCAB already has a uniform rule for sources larger than 2150 million BTU/Hr. Heat input, with individual district rules covering lower heat input sources because of these district's special needs. 2. The maximum reduction of NOx emissions brought about by extending the rules to smaller sources would be 10 tons per day at a cost for retrofitting power plants of $31 million, or about $3 million per ton reduction. This is compared with a cost of controlling NOx from motor vehicles of $1,470 per ton. The staff analysis indicates agreement with SCABCC that retrofitting power plants would achieve a maximum reduction of NOx emissions of about 10 tons per day at a cost of about $3 million per ton. However, it indicates the following for motor vehicles: 1. Assuming for used motor vehicles a device cost of $35, a reduction of NOx emissions of 2 to 3 grams per mile, and an average mileage per vehicle of 25 miles per day, the cost is calculated as $400,000 to $600,000 per ton per day of NOx reduction. 2. Assuming for new motor vehicles a device cost of about $50, with the same NOx reduction and mileage as for used vehicles, the cost is calculated as $600,000 to $900,000 per ton per day of NOx reduction.