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omb -- Abrasive Blasting Certification Program List Update Posted: 01 Jul 2014 13:56:13
On June 24, 2014, the Air Resources Board (ARB) issued Executive Order (EO) G 14-017 for Abrasive Blasting Certification. EO G-14-017 lists all of the abrasives currently certified for permissible dry blasting outside of a permanent building. Several new abrasives have been certified, and some previously listed abrasives have been decertified for nonpayment of fees. Certifications for abrasives listed on EO G-14-017 expire on either August 31, 2014, or August 31, 2015. EO G-14-017 may be accessed on ARB's webpage: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ba/certabr/eo/eo.htm. If an abrasive you are considering for permissible dry blasting outside of a permanent building does not appear on the list of currently certified abrasives, please contact Kathryn Gugeler at 916-322-0221 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will inform you of the abrasive's current status. Thank you for your interest in this program. Background: The California Health and Safety Code authorizes ARB to adopt air pollution performance standards for abrasive blasting operations. California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Sections 92000 92530 requires that all abrasive blasting is performed within a permanent building with specified exceptions, provided the abrasives meet specific performance standards both before and after blasting. Compliance with the performance standards improves air quality by reducing the fine particulate matter emitted to the atmosphere during permissible blasting outside a permanent building. Information regarding the Certified Abrasive Blasting Program, including the exemptions for blasting outside a permanent building and the applicable performance standards, is accessible via ARB's Abrasive Blasting Program website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ba/certabr/certabr.htm. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.