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sf6elec -- Agenda released for the SF6 From Gas Insulated Switchgear Working Group Meeting

Posted: 17 Aug 2011 15:57:46
The agenda for the August 23, 2011, Sulfur Hexafloride (SF6) from
Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) working group meeting has been
posted to the SF6 meetings page. The agenda can be accessed
directly via the following link:

Air Resources Board (ARB) staff will be hosting the SF6 working
group meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the Cal/EPA
building in Sacramento. The purpose of the working group meeting
will be to discuss any issues or concerns that GIS owners and
operators may have with implementing the recently adopted
Regulation for Reducing Sulfur Hexafluoride Emissions from Gas
Insulated Switchgear (Regulation).   Further details on the
working group meeting can be found at:

If you have any questions regarding this working group meeting or
the Regulation, please contact David Mehl, Energy Section
Manager, at (916) 323-1491 or dmehl@arb.ca.gov; or Tom Pomales,
Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 324-0343 or

The Regulation requires owners of GIS equipment to reduce
emissions of SF6. The Regulation sets a limit of a 10 percent SF6
emission rate in 2011. Thereafter, the SF6 emission rate is
reduced one percent per year until 2020, whereat the SF6 emission
rate is one percent.

On February 2, 2011, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL)
approved sections 95350, 95351, 95352, 95353, 95354, 95355,
95357, 95358 and 95359 of the Regulation. OAL also filed the
Regulation with the Secretary of State on February 2, 2011, and
made the Regulation effective on this same date. On June 27,
2011, section 95356 of the Regulation became effective as OAL
approved this section and filed it with the Secretary of State.

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