FINAL

                PHASE 2 RFG PERFORMANCE SUBCOMMITTEE

                         MEETING SUMMARY
                        JANUARY 17, 1995


I.   Introduction

     The performance subcommittee discussed the following key
     issues regarding the Phase 2 Reformulated Gasoline
     performance and compatibility testing program:

          On-Road Fleet Composition and Size
          Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Test Program
          Distribution and Inspection of Test Fuel
          Conduct of the Performance and Compatibility Program
          New Vehicle Warranties

     The minutes from the November 15, 1994 meeting were approved
     with no significant changes.  However, the cover sheet for
     Chevron's presentation on API fuel tank flammability implied
     that the presentation was based on work done by Chevron
     instead of API.  Copies of presentations given at the
     meeting are enclosed with this summary.


II.  On-Road Fleet Composition and Size

     A table of the on-road fleet composition and size is
     attached as part of the draft Memorandum of Understanding.
     There are 1035 test vehicles and 817 control vehicles
     selected at this time; however, no heavy duty vehicles are
     currently represented.  ARB staff are continuing to work
     with Caltrans to find a suitable selection of heavy duty
     vehicles and are likely to test those vehicles separately
     from the main on-road test program.

     Contact: Nelson Chan  (916) 327-1510


III. Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Test Program

     Tecumseh and Briggs and Straton have completed testing.
     Tecumseh completed bench testing in November 1994 and
     published their findings.  They tested 21 engines for their
     full expected life, and encountered no performance or
     durability problems.  The findings of the Tecumseh testing
     are outlined in the attached Off-Road Performance Test
     Programs presentation.  At the meeting, someone requested a
     copy of the details from the Tecumseh bench testing; they
     are attached as well.  Briggs and Straton testing is also
     complete and they expect to publish their findings soon.

     Additional utility lawn and garden testing is to be done by
     U.C. Davis and the Portable Power Equipment Manufacturers
     Association (PPEMA).  Three marine engine testing programs
     are to be conducted by Oronite and Outboard Marine
     Corporation in the San Francisco Bay; Oronite and Mercury
     Marine in Disney World Florida; Mercury Marine in
     conjunction with commercial fisherman in Ventura Harbor.
     Two agricultural and industrial test programs will be
     conducted by U. C. Davis and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  In
     the snowmobile category, the International Snowmobile
     Industry Association will be testing rental snowmobiles in
     conjunction with Tahoe Winter Sports, and on-road
     motorcycles will be tested by the City of Sacramento as part
     of the on-road test program.

     Contact: Kathleen Nolan  (818) 350-6519


IV.  Distribution and Inspection of Test Fuel

     Test fuel will be distributed from Phillips Petroleum to
     California by rail.  Test fuel distribution within the state
     will be handled by Texaco, and we expect shipping to begin
     on January 27, 1995.  Fuel samples will be collected at
     various locations during fuel shipment, both before
     receiving fuel and after.  A copy of the hand blend fuel
     specifications is attached and the test fuel properties of
     the initial shipment will be provided to subcommittee
     members at the next meeting.

     Contact: Rich Vincent (916) 327-5977


V.   Conduct of the Performance and Compatibility Program

     The fleet test vehicles will be fully inspected prior to the
     beginning of the test program; thereafter, we will have
     monthly or bi-monthly visual inspections of fuel system
     components.  The data collection forms were discussed at the
     meeting and were finalized with some minor changes.  In the
     case that there is a failure, there is a five step procedure
     outlined in the Compatibility and Performance Evaluation
     Program presentation to evaluate the situation.  There will
     be two levels of component failure review, the first level
     will determine what the failure is and the second level will
     determine the actual cause of failure.  Subcommittee members
     were asked to volunteer for the panel.

     Contact: Paul Jacobs (916) 322-7061

VI.  New Vehicle Warranties

     General Motors and Chrysler issued letters stating that their
     warranties would be fully supported if any fuel related problems
     occurred in their vehicles.  Ford representatives were asked if
     Ford would be doing the same.  Prior to the meeting Ford had
     mailed such a letter to us, but we had not received the letter
     prior to the meeting.  We will be including a copy of that letter
     with this summary.


     Attachments

CBG Program Advisory and Subcommittee Activities