Phase 2 RFG Public Education Subcommittee Meeting Summary January 18, 1995 Introduction On January 18, 1995, the fourth Phase 2 Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) Public Education Subcommittee (PES) meeting was held in Sacramento at the Air Resources Board. The meeting was attended by about 20 people. The following items were presented and discussed at the meeting: 1. Approval of the November 16, 1994 Meeting Summary 2. Update on Performance/Transition Subcommittee Progress 3. Final Public Relations Contract Proposal 4. Revised Public Outreach Plan 5. Draft California RFG Forum #2 6. Draft Fact Sheet #2 (California Reformulated Gasoline--Testing Underway) 7. Items to be discussed with the Advisory Committee 8. Goals for the next Subcommittee meeting Summary of Comments and Concerns from Meeting Attendees The group made several comments on products that were presented, which included the following: Draft California RFG Forum #2 The ARB may want to send California RFG Forum to California environmental writers The California RFG Forum should contain a section that identifies pollutants reduced by California RFG ARB Contact: Jim Fischer (916) 327-5613 Draft Fact Sheet #2 The ARB may want to send fact sheets to California environmental writers The fact sheets should be mailed to all California County agencies The fact sheet could be organized by type of equipment tested rather than by entities sponsoring testing (i.e., on-road vehicles, off- road equipment, etc.) The fact sheet should be re-formatted to make it easier and more interesting to read A discussion of California RFG health effects testing should be included in a fact sheet ARB Contact: Jim Fischer (916) 327-5613 Miscellaneous Comments The ARB should consider doing press releases or feature articles for the media to advertise the California Phase 2 RFG campaign (including performance testing program and test results) The ARB may want to consider publishing a list of future RFG activities and include contact persons for each activity; this list could be published in the California RFG Forum. Update on Performance and Transition Subcommittee Activities Performance Subcommittee Dean Simeroth of the ARB presented an overview of ongoing activities which include: Tracking test fuel manufacturing and finalizing schedules for delivery to test sites Finalizing selection of on-road and off-road fleets Continuing coordination with off-road equipment manufacturers and equipment operators testing California RFG Monitoring other testing efforts (Chevron fleet test program, and GM/Ford Bench Test Programs) ARB Contact: Tony Brasil (916) 323-8967 Transition Subcommittee Susan Brown of the California Energy Commission (CEC) presented an overview of ongoing activities which include: Continuing to project supply/demand for California RFG in 1996 based on gasoline refiner surveys Tracking supply and price of gasoline oxygenates Continuing to track the transition to Federal RFG fuel in southern California via refiner surveys ARB Contact: Greg Allen (916) 327-5599 Items to be Discussed with the Advisory Committee (2/1/95 meeting in Sacramento) Present final California RFG Forum #1 and Fact Sheet #1 California RFG--An Overview Present draft California RFG Forum #2 and draft Fact Sheet #2 California Reformulated Gasoline--Testing Underway Discuss details of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a public relations contract Items for the Next Public Education Subcommittee Meeting (3/15/95 in Sacramento) Discuss outreach activities with the selected public relations contractor Discuss ideas for California RFG Forum #3 Discuss revised draft Fact Sheet #3 (Federal and California RFG) Inquiries about this Meeting Summary should be directed to Jim Fischer, ARB (916) 327-5613.
CBG Program Advisory and Subcommittee Activities