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 ANTIPERSPIRANTS AND DEODORANTS

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 Antiperspirants and Deodorants (the "antiperspirant and deodorant regulation;" Title 17, California Code of Regulations, sections 94500-94506.5).

     
DATE:   September 29, 1998
TIME:   9:30 a.m.
PLACE:   Air Resources Board
    2020 L Street
    Lower Level, Board Hearing Room
    Sacramento, California 95814
Section 94502 of the antiperspirant and deodorant regulation specifies volatile organic compound (VOC) standards for antiperspirants and deodorants. These standards include a zero percent high volatility organic compound (HVOC) limit (by weight), and a ten percent medium volatility organic compound (MVOC) limit (by weight) for manufacturers of aerosol antiperspirants and deodorants. The HVOC and MVOC limits for manufacturers operating under an approved compliance plan, as specified in section 94502(d), are effective January 1, 1999. In addition, section 94505 of the antiperspirant and deodorant regulation allows any person who cannot comply with the requirements of section 94502, 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 94505.

The applicant listed below has applied for a variance under section 94505 from the January 1, 1999, HVOC and MVOC limits for the applicant's antiperspirant products:

The public hearing to consider this variance application will be conducted in accordance with procedures set forth in section 94505 of the antiperspirant and deodorant 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.

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




Date: August 19, 1998