March 30, 1999

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing to invite you to participate in four consumer products meetings and workshop on
April 14 and 15, 1999, in Sacramento, California. A brief synopsis of the topics to be discussed at the meetings and public workshop follows. Please also find an agenda for these meetings as the Enclosure to this letter.

Consumer Products Working Group Meeting

On Wednesday, April 14, we will begin with the eighth semi-annual Consumer Products Working Group (CPWG) meeting. Staff of the Air Resources Board (ARB) will present updates on the status of the State Implementation Plan and consumer products related activities.

Public Workshop on Consumer Product Categories for Mid-term Measures 2, 1999 Regulation and Fabric Protectant Definition

On the afternoon of April 14, ARB staff will propose volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for consumer product categories prioritized at the March 18, 1999, workshop. The proposed limits will cover both unregulated and regulated product categories and will be designed to satisfy our lawsuit agreement for the mid-term measures commitment in the State Implementation Plan. We will also be proposing modifications to the fabric protectant definition to make the VOC limit enforceable.

Auto Wax and Polish Working Group

Following the Consumer Product Categories workshop, the Auto Wax and Polish Working Group will meet. ARB staff will propose hiring a contractor to evaluate and refine the durability test method developed by the Test Methods Subgroup of the Auto Wax and Polish Working Group. Durability is one of six characteristics that may be evaluated in determining whether a higher VOC limit is needed for "premium" auto waxes or polishes.

Public Workshop on the Proposed Voluntary Reactivity Regulation for Aerosol Coatings is Canceled

Due to the need to use staffing resources towards the Mid-term Measures 2 regulation effort, we are postponing the development of the voluntary reactivity regulation for aerosol coatings. We anticipate maintaining a minimal effort until Fall 1999, recommencing efforts at that time for a year 2000 proposal. The aerosol coating standards are required to be implemented by January 1, 2002.

Reactivity Research Advisory Committee (RRAC) Meeting

The RRAC is meeting on April 15, 1999, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Possible items covered at the meeting include updates by Dr. William Carter on the projects "Development and Application of Improved Methods for Measurement of Ozone Formation Potentials of Volatile Organic Compounds" and "Uncertainty Analysis of Chamber Data," and by Dr. Albert Censullo on the project "Investigation of Low Reactivity Solvents for Use in Consumer Products." A separate notice will be sent regarding the agenda for this meeting.

The meetings and workshop will be held at the:

              California Air Resources Board
              2020 L Street
              Board Hearing Room, Lower Level
              Sacramento, California

We look forward to your participation in these events. There is no need to notify us regarding your plans to attend. This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed, please contact Ms. Doris Rausch at (916) 327-1529 by April 1, 1999. Persons with hearing or speech impairments can contact us by using our Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at
(916) 324-9531, or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls from outside the Sacramento area.

                Sincerely,



                Genevieve A. Shiroma, Chief
                Air Quality Measures Branch

Enclosure

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
April 14 and 15, 1999
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)
  • Monitoring and Laboratory Division Activities (ARB, Monitoring and Laboratory Division)
  • Perchloroethylene (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
    • - Usage Update
    • - Air Toxic Control Measure
  • Aerosol Coatings (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Industrial/Institutional Definition Compliance Advisory (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Compliance Division Activities (ARB, Compliance Division)
9:45   Break
10:00  

Continuation of Update on Consumer Products Related Activities:

  • Research Contracts (ARB, Research Division)
  • Voluntary Reactivity Regulation Update (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Alternative Control Plan (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Comprehensive Update to Consumer Products Inventory (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
    • - LVP-VOC Inventory
  • Auto Wax and Polish Working Group (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Consumer Product Categories for 1999 Regulation and Fabric Protectant Definition (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Antiperspirant and Deodorant Regulatory Update (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Aerosol Adhesives (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
  • Federal Consumer Products Regulation (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
11:30   Lunch Break
1:30   Consumer Product Categories for 1999 Regulation and Fabric Protectant Definition (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
3:30   Auto Wax and Polish Working Group (ARB, Stationary Source Division)
4:30   Adjourn

Consumer Products Working Group

April 14 and 15, 1999

Second Day:

     
8:30   Reactivity Research Advisory Committee Meeting (ARB, Research Division)
10:30   Break
10:45   Continuation of Reactivity Research Advisory Committee Meeting (ARB, Research Division)
12:00   Adjourn



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