Dear Sir/Madam:

This letter is to inform you of the dates and times for our public consultation meetings for considering possible changes to the Air Resources Board's (ARB) California Reformulated Gasoline Regulations (also known as the cleaner-burning gasoline regulations).

In our letter of February 4, 1998, we indicated that we are evaluating potential means to add flexibility in producing gasoline for California. It is envisioned that refiners could use the regulatory flexibility to more easily produce cleaner-burning gasoline. This could allow reduced production costs and more ability to replace oxygenates with other gasoline components while providing equal or greater emission reductions.

We held a public workshop on this topic on March 23, 1998. Future public consultation meetings will be held as follows:

Date & Time

Place

April 7, 1998, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
April 21, 1998, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
May 5, 1998, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
May 19, 1998, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Air Resources Board
2020 L Street
Sacramento, California 95814
4th Floor Conference Room

At these meetings, the ARB staff will discuss the development and evaluation of potential new versions of the predictive model and the effects of higher cap limits for some properties.

Agendas for each consultation meeting will be posted on the ARB web page (http://www.arb.ca.gov), under cleaner-burning gasoline program, a few days before the meeting.

The meeting facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed, please contact Ms. Jacqueline Wilson at (916) 327-1493 or TDD (916) 342-9531 or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls outside the Sacramento area.

Questions about the workshop may be directed to Mr. Richard Vincent, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 327-5977.