Phase 2 RFG Public Education Subcommittee Meeting Summary March 15, 1995 Introduction On March 15, 1995, the fifth 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 25 people (meeting sign-in sheet attached). The following items were presented and discussed at the meeting: 1. Approval of the January 18, 1995 Meeting Summary 2. Update on Performance/Transition Subcommittee Progress 3. Briefing on RFP Selection Process and Introduced Public Relations Contractor 4. Presentation and Discussion of Outreach Strategy 5. California RFG Forum and Fact Sheet Series 6. Items to be covered at the next Subcommittee meeting (5/17/95 in Sacramento) Summary of Comments and Concerns from Meeting Attendees The group made several comments on products that were presented, which included the following: Health Effects from Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) ARB should further investigate and publish a fact sheet on health effects from exposure to MTBE ARB should closely monitor the public's perception of MTBE and other gasoline oxygenates For comparison, health effects data from MTBE and other oxygenates could be ranked against other components found in gasoline; a visual comparison chart could be effective in communicating health impacts from various components found in gasoline ARB Contact: Jim Fischer (916) 327-5613 California RFG Forum #2 RFG & Health: This section needs to be expanded to provide more infomration on the health benefits associated with the use of RFG ARB Contact: Jim Fischer (916) 327-5613 Update on Performance and Transition Subcommittee Progress Performance Subcommittee Dean Simeroth of the ARB presented an overview of ongoing activities which include: Tracking recent delivery in late February of California RFG test fuel to participating on-road vehicle fleets and off-road equipment in northern and southern California Continuing to coordinate the delivery of test fuel with off-road equipment manufacturers and operators testing California RFG Monitoring other ongoing testing efforts (Chevron and Texaco fleet test programs, GM/Ford Bench Test programs, and Department of Engergy test program) Continuing to evaluate effects of California RFG on vehicle fuel economy ARB Contact: Tony Brasil (916) 323-8697 Transition Subcommittee Susan Brown of the California Energy Commission (CEC) presented an overview of ongoing activities which include: Investigating potential logistical or operational problems experienced with distribution of Federal RFG in southern California Meeting with all major refiners to investigate the development of contingency plans for California RFG Continuing to track projected volumes of refinery gasoline production to ensure adequate supply of California RFG ARB Contact: Greg Allen (916) 327-5599 Items for the Next Public Education Subcommittee Meeting (5/17/95 in Sacramento) Discuss health effects fact sheet with subcommittee Discuss draft California RFG Forum #3 Discuss responses to questions from Novak Communications Discuss the preliminary draft of the outreach strategy Inquiries about this Meeting Summary should be directed to Jim Fischer, ARB (916) 327-5613.
CBG Program Advisory and Subcommittee Activities