CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION FOR A
VARIANCE FROM THE REGULATION FOR REDUCING VOLATILE ORGANIC
COMPOUND EMISSIONS FROM CONSUMER PRODUCTS

At the direction of the Executive Officer of the Air Resources Board, a public hearing will be conducted at the time and place noted below to consider an application for a variance from the Regulation for Reducing Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Consumer Products (the "consumer products regulation"; Title 17, California Code of Regulations, sections 94507-94517).





DATE:   March 2, 1999
TIME:   9:30 a.m.
PLACE:   Air Resources Board
    2020 L Street
    Lower Level, Board Hearing Room
    Sacramento, California 95814
Section 94509(a) of the consumer products regulation specifies volatile organic compound (VOC) standards for various categories of consumer products. These standards include a 65 percent VOC limit (by weight) for aerosol insect repellents. In addition, section 94514 of the consumer products regulation allows any person who cannot comply with the requirements of section 94509, because of extraordinary reasons beyond the person's reasonable control, to apply to the Executive Officer for a variance. The criteria and procedures for granting a variance are specified in section 94514.

The applicant listed below has applied for a variance under section 94514 from the 65 percent VOC limit for aerosol insect repellents.

The public hearing to consider the variance application will be conducted in accordance with procedures set forth in section 94514 of the consumer products regulation. At the hearing, the applicant will be asked to present evidence demonstrating that the criteria for granting a variance have been met. Interested members of the public will be allowed a reasonable opportunity to testify at the hearing. All parties may, but need not, be represented by counsel at the hearing. Subsequent to the hearing, the Executive Officer shall determine whether, under what conditions, and to what extent a variance is necessary and will be permitted.

This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed, please contact Kathy Spring at (916) 323-3485, or TDD (916) 324-9531 or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls from outside the Sacramento area, by February 16, 1999.

Copies of the consumer products regulation and variance application may be obtained from the Public Information Office, Air Resources Board, 2020 L Street, Sacramento, California 95814, (916) 322-2990, at least 30 days prior to the scheduled hearing. Further inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to Ms. Genevieve A. Shiroma, Chief, Air Quality Measures Branch, Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board, P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, California 95812, (916) 322-7072.



Date: January 26, 1999