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 California 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:   December 17, 1999
TIME:   9:30 a.m.
PLACE:   California Air Resources Board
Board Hearing Room, Lower Level
2020 L Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Section 94509(a) of the consumer products regulation specifies volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for various categories of consumer products. These limits include a 16 percent by weight VOC limit for hair mousses. 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 personís 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 16 percent VOC limit for hair mousses.

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 Ms. Kathy Spring at (916) 323-3485, TDD (916) 324-9531 or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls from outside the Sacramento area, by December 7, 1999.

Copies of the consumer products regulation and variance application may be obtained from the Public Information Office, California 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 Mr. Steven Giorgi, Manager, Implementation Section, Stationary Source Division, California Air Resources Board, P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, California 95812, (916) 322-9148.

 

 

Date: November 15, 1999