April 7, 1998

Dear Sir or Madam:

This is to invite you to meet with us for seven consumer products meetings which will be held on May 5 and 6, 1998, in Sacramento, California. Please see Enclosure 1 for the agenda for the meetings.

Consumer Products Working Group Meeting

On Tuesday, May 5, we will begin with the seventh semi-annual Consumer Products Working Group (CPWG) meeting. Staff of the Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Department of Pesticide Regulation will present updates on the status of the State Implementation Plan and consumer products related activities.

Public Workshop on a Voluntary Reactivity Regulation

On the afternoon of May 5, we will conduct a public workshop to discuss development of a voluntary reactivity program for consumer products. The topics to be discussed include: 1) draft regulatory language, 2) a methodology for accounting for the certainty of maximum incremental reactivity (MIR) values, and 3) the process for using MIR values to calculate reactivity limits. The workshop notice will be sent under separate cover.

Auto Wax and Polish Working Group

Following the reactivity workshop, the fourth meeting of the Auto Wax and Polish Working Group will be held. At the meeting, we will discuss the results of our industry phone survey on the key performance characteristics of "premium" auto waxes and polishes, and the appropriate test methods for measuring those characteristics.

Low Vapor Pressure-Volatile Organic Compound (LVP-VOC) Survey and Test Methods

On Wednesday, May 6, we will hold the first meeting of the LVP-VOC Working Group. The LVP-VOC Working Group will assist the ARB in its examination of the long-term environmental fate of LVP-VOCs. Also at this meeting, we will discuss upcoming activities related to LVP-VOCs, and the LVP-VOC test method development.

Hairspray Variance Guidelines

Following the LVP-VOC Working Group meeting, we will conduct a meeting to discuss the latest changes to the draft "Guidelines for Variance Provisions for Hairsprays." The changes will be the result of a teleconference meeting to be conducted on April 23, 1998.

Industrial/Institutional Definition

In response to industry's request to clearly define industrial products that are exempt from the consumer products regulation, we will discuss our preliminary ideas for revising the definition, and the input we have received from industry.

Fabric Protectants Definition

In response to concerns raised about the enforceability of the fabric protectant standard, we plan to revise the product category definition to clarify which products are exempt from the consumer products regulation. At the meeting, we will discuss our preliminary ideas for revising the definition, and the input we have received from industry.

The meetings and workshop will be held at the:

We look forward to your participation in these events. There is no need to notify us regarding your plans to attend. However, persons with disabilities who require accommodation are requested to contact Ms. Doris Rausch at (916) 327-1529 by April 20, 1998. A telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) is reachable at (916) 324-9531 for phones equipped with a TDD device.

This meeting notice can be found on the ARB's website at www.arb.ca.gov. On the ARB's homepage, click on the "Events Calendar" and the meeting notice appears under "Current Events." Immediately prior to an event, we recommend that you recheck the "Events Calendar" for possible event changes. If you have any questions about this meeting notice, please call Ms. Rausch.

Enclosures

cc: Ms. Doris Rausch
Implementation Section
Stationary Source Division

Proposed Agenda

Consumer Products Working Group

California Air Resources Board
Board Hearing Room, Lower Level
2020 L Street
Sacramento, California
May 5 and 6, 1998

First Day:

8:30   Introductions (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
8:45  

Update on Consumer Products Related Activities:

  • Status of State Implementation Plan (ARB, Office of Air Quality and Transportation Planning)
  • Update on the Pesticide Element of the State Implementation Plan (Department of Pesticide Regulation)
  • Research Contracts/Reactivity Committees (ARB, Research Division)
  • Monitoring and Laboratory Division Activities (ARB, Monitoring and Laboratory Division)
  • Perchloroethylene Usage Update and Needs Assessment (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Aerosol Coatings (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Hairspray (ARB, Stationary Source Division):
    • Hairspray Special Reporting Guidelines
    • Hairspray Variance Guidelines
    • Hairspray Credit Program
  • June 1998 Technical Assessment (ARB, Stationary Source Division):
    • Personal Fragrance Products
    • Crawling Bug Insecticide
  • Industrial/Institutional Definition (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Fabric Protectants Definition (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
10:30   Break
10:45  

Continuation of Update on Consumer Products Related Activities:

  • Voluntary Reactivity Program Update (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Alternative Control Plan Expansion (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Comprehensive Update to Consumer Products Inventory (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Mid-term Measures (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
    • Auto Wax and Polish Working Group
    • Additional Product Categories
    • Long-term Measures Update (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
    • Antiperspirant and Deodorant Regulatory Update (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
    • Low Vapor Pressure-Volatile Organic Compound (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
12:30   Lunch Break
2:00   Public Workshop on a Voluntary Reactivity Regulation (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
4:00   Auto Wax and Polish Working Group (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
5:00   Adjourn

Proposed Agenda (continued)

Consumer Products Working Group

May 5 and 6, 1998

Second Day:

8:30   Low Vapor Pressure-Volatile Organic Compound (LVP-VOC) Survey and Test Methods (ARB, Stationary Source Division and Monitoring and Laboratory Division)
10:00   Break
10:15   Hairspray Variance Guidelines (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
11:15   Industrial/Institutional Definition (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
11:45   Fabric Protectants Definition (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
12:30   Adjourn