Dear Sir or Madam:
I am pleased to provide you with the final version of the
"Guidelines for Hairspray Variances." On March 27, 1997, the Air
Resources Board (ARB) approved several amendments to the consumer
products regulation pertaining to the hairspray category. One of
the amendments requires that excess volatile organic
compound (VOC) emissions be mitigated by applicants that are
granted variances from the June 1, 1999, 55 percent VOC limit.
In addition to the amendments, the Board directed the staff to
work with all interested parties to develop guidelines for the
variance mitigation requirement. The development of the
"Guidelines for Hairspray Variances" is the result of this
I would also like to update you on two other items. First, the Hairspray Credit Program (HCP) Regulation was formally approved by the California Office of Administrative Law and became effective on August 24, 1998. Second, the email address called "email@example.com" provided
in the "Guidelines for Special Reporting Requirements for Hairsprays," December 5, 1997, is no longer active. However, electronic submittals or questions on hairsprays may still be sent to the email address for Mr. Edward Wong, Implementation Section, Stationary Source Division, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you should have any questions about the final guidelines, please call me at (916) 322-7072 or Mr. Wong at (916) 327-1507. For questions about the HCP, please call Ms. Beverly Werner, Manager, Regulatory Assistance Section, Stationary Source Division, at (916) 322-3984.
Genevieve A. Shiroma, Chief
cc: Ad Hoc Hairspray Committee
Mr. Edward Wong
Ms. Beverly Werner, Manager
Guidelines for Hairspray Variances
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