2002 Meetings, Activities and Draft Documents Regarding Reformulated Gasoline and Related Issues

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2002

Public Meetings and Documents

December 24, 2002 The Office of Administrative Law approved the amendments to the California Phase 3 Reformulated Gasoline regulations postponing the prohibition of the use of MTBE and other specified oxygenates by one year. Information is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/mtbepost/mtbepost.htm new buttom
December 23, 2002 15-Day Notice of Proposed Modifications to CaRFG3 Regulations
"Proposed modifications to the CaRFG3 rulemaking to amend the CaRFG3 regulations, including refinements to the prohibitions of MTBE and other oxygenates."
 
December 13, 2002 Status of Rulemaking to postpone the prohibition of the use of MTBE and other specified oxygenates in California Phase 3 Reformulated Gasoline by one year. Information is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/mtbepost/mtbepost.htm
December 12, 2002 Rulemaking to consider amendments to the California Phase 3 Reformulated Gasoline regulations including refinements to the prohibitions of MTBE and specified other oxygenates in California gasoline starting December 31, 2003. (December 12, 2002 Hearing)
October 8, 2002

ARB Public Meeting in Sacramento, California on October 8, 2002 
To discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities for 2002.

  • Public Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF - 101k)
  • Draft Proposed Regulation Order - Amendments to the CaRFG3 Regulations to Refine the Prohibitions of MTBE and Specified Other Oxygenates in California Gasoline starting December 31, 2003 (PDF - 151k)
  • Additional Agenda Item - Restrictions During the RVP Season on Blending Containing Ethanol with California Gasoline not Containing Ethanol
  • ARB Staff Presentation (PDF - 160k)
September 17, 2002 15-Day Notice of Proposed Modifications to CaRFG3 Regulations
Proposed modifications to the CaRFG3 rulemaking to postpone the prohibition of the use of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and other oxygenates other than ethanol in California gasoline.
 
July 25, 2002 ARB's Staff Presentation at the Board Hearing
Update on the California Reformulated Gasoline Program and Proposed Amendments to the Phase 3 Regulations (PDF - 277k)
July 24, 2002 Revision of ARB Staff's Suggested Modifications to the Proposed Regulation Order (PDF - 162k)
July 23, 2002

Additional Documents Available for the July 25, 2002 Board Hearing

  • ARB Staff's Suggested Modifications to the Proposed Amendments to the CaRFG3 Regulations (PDF - 45k)
  • ARB Staff's Suggested Modifications to the Proposed Regulation Order (PDF - 162k)
July 16, 2002 ARB Public Meeting in Sacramento, California on July 16, 2002
To discuss the implementation of the Governorís Executive Order (EO D-52-02) to postpone the phase out of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) from California gasoline by one year.
June 7, 2002

Rulemaking to consider amendments to California Reformulated Gasoline regulations to postpone imposition of the CaRFG3 standards and the prohibition of MTBE and oxygenates other than ethanol in California gasoline from December 31, 2002 to December 31, 2003.

April 24, 2002 Letter from U.S. EPA Extending until December 31, 2003
The Exercise of Enforcement Discretion under which Gasoline meeting the CaRFG3 Standards will qualify for the California Enforcement Exemption in Rule 40 CFR Section 80-81. (PDF - 207kb)
April 24, 2002 ARB Public Meeting in El Monte, California on April 24, 2002
To discuss the Implementation of the Gorvernor's Executive Order to postpone the Phaseout of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) from California Gasoline.
March 5, 2002 ARB Public Meeting in Sacramento, California on March 5, 2002
To discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities for 2002.
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