This letter is to inform you of a workshop to be held as a part of the Air Resources Board's (ARB) compliance with
Governor Wilson's Executive Order W-144-97, Item 2, "Sunset Review of Regulations" (enclosed).
The purpose of the workshop is to solicit comments on the need to modify or rescind the ARB's specifications for
motor vehicle fuels, as identified below. At the workshop, the staff will not be making a proposal to modify or
rescind these regulations. For your information, an agenda of the workshop is enclosed.
The workshop will be held at:
|November 10, 1998
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Board Hearing Room - Lower Level
2020 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Under consideration at the workshop are the following regulations contained in Title 13 of the California Code
|Sections 2290 - 2293
Specifications for Alternative Motor Vehicle Fuels
- M-100 Fuel Methanol
- M-85 Fuel Methanol
- E-100 Fuel Ethanol
- E-85 Fuel Ethanol
- Compressed Natural Gas
- Liquified Petroleum Gas
|Sections 2300 - 2317
||Clean Fuels Regulations (Includes requirements for clean fuel outlets.)
||Aromatic Hydrocarbon Content of Diesel Fuel
Also under consideration at the workshop are the diesel and alternative fuel certification standards contained
in the following test procedures:
- California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1988 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty
Trucks and Medium Duty Vehicles,
- California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1985 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine
and Vehicle, and
- California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1987 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Otto-Cycle
Engines and Vehicles.
The meeting facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed, please contact
Ms. Jacqueline Wilson by November 8, 1998, at (916) 327-1493 or TDD (916) 342-9531, or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls
outside the Sacramento area. To request this document in an alternative format (e.g., large print, Braille, computer
disk, audio tape) please contact the Air Resources Board ADA Coordinator at (916) 322-4505 or the TDD numbers listed
Questions related to the regulations for diesel fuel and liquified petroleum gas, or requests for copies of these
regulations, may be directed to Mr. Richard Vincent, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 327-5977 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions related to any of the other regulations identified in this notice, or requests for copies of these regulations,
may be directed Mr. Gary M. Yee, Manager, Industrial Section, at (916) 327-5986 (email@example.com).
Dean C. Simeroth, Chief
Criteria Pollutants Branch
cc: Gary M. Yee, Manager
AIR RESOURCES BOARD
WORKSHOP ON ALTERNATIVE FUELS, CLEAN FUELS REGULATIONS AND DIESEL FUEL
November 10, 1998
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Opening and Introductions
1. Commercial and Certification Specifications for Alternative Fuels
- Compressed Natural Gas
- Liquified Natural Gas
2. Clean Fuels Regulations
3. Commercial and Certification Specifications for Diesel Fuel Closing
Executive Order W-144-97
2. Sunset Review of Regulations
Beginning with the 1997 Annual Rulemaking Calendar, all state agencies shall establish a schedule to complete
a sunset review of all existing regulations by 1999. This review shall include the following provisions:
In completing the 1997 - 1999 regulatory sunset review, each agency shall identify sufficient efficiencies and
cost reductions to meet a goal of reducing the total compliance cost--including fees-paid by business, local government,
and the public by 5 percent per year. In calculating the projected compliance and reductions, agencies may include
cost efficiencies achieved as a result of actions taken in accordance with Executive Order W-131-96.
||A review of the authority and continued necessity for and cost effectiveness of each regulation, along with a determination
to retain, modify, or repeal the regulation, including development of recommended legislation if required to implement
||An updated estimate of the fiscal and economic impacts of the regulation on all levels of government, consumers,
and the regulated community;
||Changes to the regulation to minimize overlap and conflicts with comparable federal and local regulations unless
the differences in state requirements can be shown to provide additional benefits that exceed the additional
||Changes to the regulation to consider alternative approaches that are less intrusive or more cost effective.